Resources for Arts and other Not-for-Profit Organizations
- National Guild for
Community Schools of the Arts
The National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts is the national
service organization for a diverse constituency of non-profit,
non-degree-granting institutions located in urban, suburban and
rural communities throughout the United States. Currently, the
Guild's membership consists of 330 institutions, which serve more
500,000 students in 380 communities in 45 states across the country.
A list of Guild Member Organization with web links is available
- Free Photo Pro account for Not-for-Profits
Smugmug.com is a top-rated, online photo-sharing service
that includes photo printing. They offer free "Pro"
accounts (normally $150/year) to not-for-profit organizations.
Here's a description from Walt
Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal: "SmugMug...offers
unlimited storage, password protection, retrieval of photos in
high-resolution format and it doesn’t require your friends
to register or to receive spam. It is also a handsome site that
allows you to customize the way your photos are presented and
to tweak the photos themselves, to a limited extent."
Lawyers for the Arts (VLA)
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts groups exist in most states and
parts of Canada. They are non-profit organizations established
to meet the legal needs of the artistic community by providing
pro bono legal services. The most basic form of assistance is
with incorporation as a non-profit and establishment of 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt status. While there is no central VLA organization,
the New York VLA website provides a state-by-state
directory of US & Canada VLA organizations as well as
Volunteers for the Arts (BVA)
Business Volunteers for the Arts groups exist in 23 states with
thousands of business professionals helping thousands of nonprofit
arts organizations by sharing their business expertise and talents
on a wide range of consulting projects. Since the programs
inception, it has generated over $100 million in donated services,
cash and other in-kind resources. The BVA networks objectives
- To help not-for-profit arts organizations improve their
- To provide rewarding opportunities for business professionals
who wish to contribute to their community and become involved
directly with the arts.
- To increase business leadership on behalf of the arts.
Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education
The International NETWORK of Schools for the Advancement of Arts
Education inspires and promotes excellence in arts education.
NETWORK supports and serves the constituents of schools, instructional
programs, post-secondary institutions as well as individual members;
fosters communication among constituents; promotes the development
of instructional programs and new schools of the arts; and provides
leadership in arts education through advocacy, professional development
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