In my experience, staff expenses always come from general operating costs and these are the hardest funds to raise. A lot of theatres and
organizations assign part of dedicated funds for gen op, but getting someone to give you money for staffing needs seems impossible.
So we raise money for things from people who prioritize things. They want their name on something, want something they can point at and say "I built that." Hiring a staff member, that won't do. The big question is why do we want that money? Could we find people who want to support purely artistic work and get the money from them? Or even can we negotiate? "Sure, fine, you get naming rights on this column and on this developemental program." That would at least
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Why NOT a Capital Campaign for Artistic Staff?
Over at 99 Seats, they are discussing "human" capital campaigns: