Chester County Arts Leaders Launch Cultural Coalition

On June 10 nearly 60 cultural leaders and arts supporters gathered for a reception at People's Light in Malvern to celebrate the launch of the Chester County Cultural Coalition. Sponsored by the Chester County Community Foundation, the reception featured remarks from Chester County Commissioners chair Michelle Kichline, who spoke of her life-long interest in the arts and the many positive impacts arts and culture has on county residents.

Governor Wolf Raises Thresholds for Nonprofit Audits

On December 22, 2017, Governor Wolf signed two bills into law.  Both Acts amend the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act to affect several important Bureau processes.  Both Acts become effective 60 days from the date they are signed by the Governor, which is February 20, 2018.  

Act 71 (HB 1420) amends the Charities Act to raise the thresholds for an audit, review or compilation of the financial reports required to be submitted by charitable organizations that are registered under the Charities Act.

Act 72 (HB 1421) clarifies that annual registration statements for charitable organizations must be refiled annually based on the postmark date instead of the date received at the Bureau.

Bookminders Seminar - Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements

Nonprofits have their own unique language, accounting rules and performance standards. 
Learn nonprofit accounting terms, how to read nonprofit financial statements and review nonprofit financial performance measures.
There is a question and answer portion utilizing a live data file to demonstrate and answer specific questions.
When:               Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:                1:00 – 2:00 pm

What Do the New Overtime Regulations Mean for Nonprofits?

The status of the new Fair Labor Standards Act revisions is now in doubt, as a federal judge has issued a temporary injunction, blocking the new law from being implemented on December 1. This law, intended to change the way we treat overtime, would have a major impact on arts entities, particularly nonprofits. Want to learn more? Hear from the Experts at "Temporary Injunction Puts New Overtime Rules on Hold" on December 8.

A Drexel Class Wants to Help Plan Your Next Event, Pro Bono

Drexel's Hospitality Management Program is looking for an organization to partner with on a class project to plan a new event designed to engage millennials.

What are the Keys to Strategic Agility When It Comes to Fundraising?

On Wednesday, June 22, the Cultural Alliance hosted "Strategic Agility in Fundraising With Kathy Pearson, Ph.D." in partnership with Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Philadelphia Chapter (AFP-GPC) and sponsored by DonorSearch.

New Members: June 2016 Edition

As we prepare to close out our most successful membership year to date, the Cultural Alliance would like to introduce you to our newest members: ARTZ Philadelphia, Birds On A Wire Dance Theatre, and Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University!

Two Partnerships to Help Your Fundraising Efforts

At the Cultural Alliance, we've been thinking about the findings from our 2015 Portfolio: Culture Across Communities research on the importance of individuals for our sector. We're happy to announce two new partnerships—with DonorSearch and AFP-GPC—that can help your fundraising and individual giving efforts.

Interns! Get Your Interns!

The Cultural Alliance is providing our members with two opportunities to host paid interns this summer. Both are great ways to introduce arts and culture careers to young people at a formative time in their professional development and to provide valuable staff capacity to cultural organizations.

Top 5 Tax Tips for Artists

Amy Smith, Finance Director for Headlong Dance Theater, shares her top 5 tax tips specifically for artists.