How MFA Keeps the Doors Open

By April 2, 2014 Uncategorized

It takes money to run an organization – even a nonprofit organization.

While art is at the heart of MFA, it isn’t possible without sufficient income to keep the organization running. It’s a puzzle fitting together the different income streams that keep MFA’s doors open: Exhibition Fees, Membership Dues, Fundraising and Net Sales.

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For MFA, like many nonprofits, the largest income stream is Fundraising.

Whether it is money gained through grants, earned through events (Collector’s Choice), or determined by donations, fundraising represents 42% of all the income gained by MFA.

That is why GIVE $10 is so important. GIVE $10 is part of The Great Give, a 24-hour fund-a-thon sponsored by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County that runs from 6 pm May 7 to 6 pm May 8.

The money raised through GIVE $10 helps MFA fund outcomes (exhibitions) that are important but may not make money – like Gallery B or the Fiber Options exhibition or Juried Member Shows. It also helps MFA keep dues and exhibition fees as low as we possibly can.

Additionally GIVE $10 lets everyone participate. Through GIVE $10, MFA is not reliant on one or two major donors – but on the people who use out services and enjoy our outcomes, the artists and art lovers who visit our galleries – either physically or virtually.

But mostly GIVE $10 helps MFA do what we do best – exhibit current work by living artists.

Isn’t that worth $10?

About MFA

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