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Fundamentals of Fundraising for Arts Organizations

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2011
  • 9:30 AM - 11:29 AM
  • Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies, One Capitol Mall - Suite 260, Sacramento, CA 95814


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With Allison E. Cagley, CFRE

Now more than ever, arts organizations must seek a stable funding base in order to survive in this economy.  Financial stability means making sure you are not overly dependent on just one or two types of support.  Allison Cagley, a 25-year veteran in the nonprofit sector, will introduce you to a variety of methods and sources to help you realize a better future for your organization. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a better understanding of fund development and some useful tools to start working with right away.

Allison Cagley is the Director of Development for California Musical Theater. California Musical Theatre includes Music Circus, Broadway Sacramento and the Cosmopolitan Cabaret. Her work at CMT allows her to combine her extensive background in fundraising and her life-long passion and involvement with musical theatre. Allison Cagley has been an active fund development and public relations professional in California for over 20 years. Her experience includes strategic planning, grant writing, special events, direct mail appeals, and capital campaigns. She has served civic and social organizations including American Red Cross, Discovery Museum, California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, Christian Brothers High School, Families First Foundation and Explorit Science Center. Her community involvement includes service as a board member for the Planned Giving Forum of Sacramento, member of the Advisory Council for the Greater Sacramento Generosity Project, .past president and board member of the California Capital Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals, Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development and Education Team for Cap to Cap, and Metro Chamber’s Leadership Sacramento, Class of 2007. Allison is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and an AFP Certified Fundraising Executive since 1993.

This program is funded in part by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commissioner’s CAA award, The County of Sacramento, and members of C.L.A.  The opinions expressed in any of our events and programs shall not be construed to represent the opinions and policies of California Lawyers for the Arts.



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