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Alliance for the Arts
330 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 947-6340
Email: info@allianceforarts.org

The Alliance for the Arts serves the entire cultural community through research and advocacy and serves the public through cultural guides and calendars. The Alliance publishes information on the arts and cultural events in New York City as well as studies highlighting the importance of the arts to the economy and to education.

Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
1 East 53 Street
New York, NY 10022

National membership and service organization serving arts service organizations, educators, administrators and artists.  AFTA produces publications about   arts policy, issues, and management. It operates a national arts policy database and circulates the Arts Policy Watch E-News.

Arts and Business Council of New York
One East 53rd Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 279-5910
Email: info@artsandbusiness-ny.org

The Arts and Business Council provides workshops and webinars in arts management and marketing and offers an arts leadership institute for new and emerging arts leaders.

The Foundation Center
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

The Foundation Center is a national network for information about where and how to apply for foundation funding. The NYC office serves as a library and learning center. A number of its resources are available on-line.

Fractured Atlas
248 W 35th St, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(888) 692-7878
Email: support@fracturedatlas.org

Fractured Atlas is a national arts service organization that provides programs and services to independent artists, arts organizations, and the cultural sector at large. Services include fiscal sponsorship, liability insurance, health insurance navigation, professional development, technology tools, and advocacy. Fractured Atlas operates NYC Performing Arts Spaces (www.nycpaspaces.org), a searchable online database of rehearsal and performance space in the five boroughs of New York City.

Fund for the City of New York (FCNY)
121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-5675

The Fund for the City of New York offers a technology consulting service to assist nonprofits in creating and maintaining the right technology to support their organizations.  The Incubator/Partner Project Program provides start-up organizations with financial management services, insurance coverage as well as employee benefits, administrative and human resource functions.  A cash flow loan program provides bridge loans for non profit organizations awaiting committed government or foundation funding.

Governance Matters
55 W. 39th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 780-9299
email: info@governancematters.org

Governance Matters provides an online good governance guide, a website with resources for board members and “Ask the Experts” answers to questions about governance practices.

230 W. 41st Street 7th Floor
New York,NY 10036
(212) 417-8505

GrantsPlus provides nonprofits with outsourced grants and contract administration as well as back-office financial and personnel services.  Its services include funder report and compliance oversight, real-time financial reports, payroll and electronic timesheets, and vendor payment management.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 North Charles Street, Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-6656

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is a regional organization promoting and supporting multi-state arts programs.  It fosters cooperative exchanges and the sharing of resources within the region MAAF supports performing arts companies for touring to multiple venues in the region,  tours independent American films accompanied by their creators, administers the Jazz  Touring Network,  and brings folklorists and traditional artists from two different states together to exchange their practices and ideas through the Mid Atlantic Folk Arts Outreach Project.  MAAF also administers USArtists International, which supports American dance, music and theatre ensembles and solo performers to travel to major international festivals anywhere outside of the United States.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Nancy Hanks Center
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506

In addition to the agency's extensive grants programs, the NEA online provides a wealth of information, publications and opportunities via an electronic resource center.

New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.
272 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204
(800) 515-5012

NYCON is a statewide association of nonprofit organizations. Every organization currently funded by the New York State Council on the Arts is currently a member of NYCON, and eligible to receive free telephone consultation about organizational development, governance and management issues.  Organizations funded by NYSCA receive   discounts on more intensive consultancies, workshops, computer/date backup systems, director’s and officer’s liability insurance.   NYSCON provides free pre-recorded webinars on management, governance, conflicts of interest issues, communications, marketing, and issues relating to the use of independent contractors.   It also organizes conferences in various locations in New York State, and operates Camp Finance, which provides intensive training in financial management.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 366-6900

NYFA provides a wide range of services and direct support to the arts community of New York State.  It offers information services on opportunities and services for artists, listings of jobs in the arts and resources for management, fundraising and technology.  Cash flow loans are provided to New York City arts organizations.  NYFA also provides workspace for artists at modest rates and provides fiscal sponsorship for emerging arts organizations working toward nonprofit status.   NYFA’s  Guide to Marketing the Arts in Your Nonprofit Organization is a free online guide about marketing and promotion. It is available online at http://www.nyfa.org/files_uploaded/NYFAMarketingGuide.pdf

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
1350 Broadway, Suite 1801
New York, New York 10018
(212) 502-4191

The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC, offers offers affordably priced insurance programs, including directors’ and officers’ liability insurance as well as property and casualty insurance for its members.  Its services for members also include training programs in practical management skills for small and mid-sized nonprofits, technology workshops, legal assistance on employment and labor relations, a retirement benefits program and a partnership with the Unemployment Services Trust which enables members to opt out of the state employment tax system and only pay when they have an unemployment claim.

Nonprofit Finance Fund
70 West 36th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 868-6710

The Fund offers loans, lines of credit, financial advisory services and workshops to nonprofit organizations in metropolitan New York City.  Nonprofit Business Analysis Program offers in-depth financial analysis and consultation to clarify an organization’s financial condition and balance financial considerations with program goals. The Capital Partners program brokers and facilitates capital campaigns of $5 million or greater, the Systems Replacement Plan provides a detailed review of a nonprofit’s building systems, and Building for the Future offers a matching savings program that prevents deferred maintenance financial crises by funding building reserves.

The Standby Program
245 West 55th Street, Suite 1003
New York, NY 10019
(212) 206-7858
email: info@standby.org

The Standby Program is a media arts service organization that provides artists and non-profit organizations access to state-of-the-art film, video, audio and digital post production services at reduced rates.

Support Center for Non-Profit Management
305 7th Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 924-6744
email: info@supportctr.org

The Support Center provides a large number of interactive workshops each year on a variety of management and leadership issues for all levels of professional staff, board members and volunteers.  Consultants are available to advise about strategic planning and restructuring, board development and governance, fundraising, financial management, evaluation, organizational development and human resources.   The Support Center also provides executive coaches, and offers a comprehensive approach for executive search and transition management.

435 Brannan Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 633-9300

TechSoup. provides resources for technology needs.through articles, blogs and free webinars.  Qualified non profits who join TechSoup are provided with donated or discounted technology products for a small administrative fee.  Over 400 kinds of technology products are available, from partners which include Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit and Symantec.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
1 East 53rd Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10022-4201
(212) 319-2787

VLA provides free or low-cost legal assistance for artists and arts groups statewide. Its workshops and lectures cover a variety of legal issues affecting the arts community, including the process of obtaining non-profit incorporation and tax exempt status issues.  Through MediateArt, artists are paired with mediators to mediate or resolve arts related disputes outside the traditional legal framework.  The Art Law Line is a telephone service providing the arts community with legal and business advice, referrals and information about both substantive legal questions and VLA’s services. Pro bono legal services are offered to artists and arts organizations meeting income guidelines, and the VLA Clinic provides VLA members with a free consultation by a volunteer attorney on an arts related issue.  The Artist Legacy Project provides free estate planning and related legal services for artists with HIV/AIDS.

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