Why should I support NASAA?

Our work is made possible with the generous support of our partners and donors. Here are some reasons why you, too, might be inspired to give to NASAA.

  • You believe that government needs to support the arts.  Like NASAA, you get excited about a future where America recognizes, cultivates, supports and celebrates its artists and its creative assets. When you give to NASAA, you become an advocate for the public sector's vital role in realizing this vision.

  • You want to know that your gift makes a difference. Your gift goes directly to support the programs and services that state arts agencies need the most. State arts agencies have limited human and financial resources, so they rely on NASAA—almost like adjunct staff—to leverage and multiply their assets.

  • You want NASAA to be there for you and for state arts agencies. Only NASAA is dedicated exclusively to state arts agencies. That means you can count on us to understand their unique roles, perspectives, challenges and aspirations. When you donate to NASAA, you help guarantee that our advocacy tools, research and custom assistance are timely, responsive and relevant—in other words, the best.

  • You want to support the state arts agency community. State arts agencies' success depends on a thriving professional community. That community is a source of knowledge, inspiration, moral support and lifelong friendships. As a professional association, NASAA is here for state arts agencies—to help share strategies, solve problems and celebrate success.

  • You want to do your part for the arts. Culture is essential to a thriving democracy. But it is not government's responsibility alone to create that culture. In our political system, government, individuals, companies and foundations each have a role to play so that all citizens have access to excellent, diverse and abundant arts experiences. When you give to NASAA, you express your belief that working together—across sectors and across artistic disciplines—makes a real difference for the arts in our great nation.

Why is my gift so important?

Your contribution reflects your commitment to NASAA, state arts agencies and public funding for the arts. Your gift also strengthens NASAA's ability to secure funding from other sources such as foundations and corporations.

What will my contribution help to accomplish?

Your gift helps provide advocacy tools, resource centers, and arts education reports. It also supports our ground-breaking research and policy analysis, collaborations like the one with the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, NASAA's national conferences, and other leadership training programs.

How do I know my donation will be put to good use?

State arts agencies are stewards of the public trust, and NASAA is, too. We embrace a spirit of inclusion, accountability and responsiveness in our work—in both what we do and how we do it. You can check us out on Guidestar, or call us directly with your questions at 202-347-6352.

How will my gift be recognized?

Your name will appear on our website. Donors also will be recognized verbally, in signage and in print during the NASAA annual conference and with invitations to special events.

How do I make a contribution?

There are several ways you can give to NASAA:

  1. Make a secure online donation through Network for Good.

  2. Complete this form and mail it along with your check to:

    National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
    Attn: Dora Shick
    1200 18th St NW
    Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20036

  3. Donate over the phone by calling Dora Shick at 202-347-6352 x108.

NASAA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you for your support!

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