New Online Funding Initiative Raises Over $96,000 in The First 90 Days

More than $1,000 a day is raised for nonprofit cultural organizations in Broward County.

Business for the Arts of Broward announced that it has raised more than $96,000 in the first 90 days of the launch of its new online site
Launched by Business for the Arts of Broward, the new crowd-source funding platform empowers donors to give directly to local arts and cultural projects that inspire them. Nonprofit organizations list needs for a specific project – for example, dancewear for underserved children or set design for an upcoming production. People visiting the site are able to pick a project that interests them and make a donation with as little as $5.00. With tools and resources for both donors and cultural organizations, makes posting, donating and promoting projects convenient and engaging.
While many active projects remain live on the site, contributions to 12 projects have been fully funded. These include projects from the Master Chorale of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, Stranahan House, Pablo Malco Foundation, Chameleon Musicians, Inc., Coral Springs Museum of Art, Gold Coast Jazz Society, the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. In addition, four projects are at 75% of their funding goal. has been supported with a $75,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation and additional platform support from the Broward County Cultural Division.
“Business for the Arts of Broward is thrilled with the initial success and response from Broward County residents and their support for cultural activities within Broward County” said Jarett S. Levan, chair of Business for the Arts of Broward. “Our goal has been to widen the donor base and engage new audiences while striving to capture new online funding trends”.
“We were thrilled to participate in the launch of in Broward County and even more thrilled when our first project was funded in 45 days! This museum has never conducted an online campaign before and we decided to take the plunge by trying to upgrade some of our technology by using technology.” said April Kirk, Executive Director of the Historic Stranahan House Museum. “We never would have been able to purchase this equipment if it wasn’t for Business for the Arts of Broward, the Knight Foundation, Broward Cultural Division, power2give, and our new family of donors.”
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About Business for the Arts of Broward: Business for the Arts of Broward is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) engaging business and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of the County’s art and cultural community as well as to recognize the connection between cultural vitality, creative success, and economic development.
About A project of the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte, N.C., empowers donors to give directly to local arts, science and history projects they are passionate about. Nonprofit organizations post projects that are in need of funding. Donors help bring them to life with a gift.