Celebrate 10 years by Becoming a Sustainer for Artists
Next year Northern Lights.mn celebrates our tenth year of programming. From the beginning we’ve invested in artists, built relationships within and between communities, and sought ways to manifest visions of our collective best in public spaces through innovative, engaging art.
Many of our supporters have been with us from the beginning, too, and your numbers continue to grow with our programs. Since our first public program in 2008, our loyal supporters have shown up year after year to help us create Northern Spark, Art(ists) on the Verge, and many memorable public projects and events — illuminating iconic downtown facades, energizing neighborhood places, infusing art into parks and streets throughout the metro and sites all along the river.
Leading up to our anniversary year we’re introducing a new way to support Northern Lights.mn: as a sustaining contributor. Well, it’s new for us — undoubtedly you’ve heard about how monthly donors have become the bedrock of many non-profit budgets. Giving as a sustainer makes sense — you’re helping us keep our commitment to free, accessible public projects made in partnership with artists and organizations whose resources are already stretched. And automated monthly payments help you spread the support you want to give over time, making donating easier on your budget.
If we reach our goal by the end of the year we’ll receive a $5000 match from our board! This is a full 20% of our annual individual giving budget and you can help achieve it simply by signing up for the gift you planned to make anyway!
Everything you need to know about becoming a sustainer is on our website’s new Support page at http://northern.lights.mn/about/support/ . Whether monthly or one-time, your donation will be securely managed by Paypal at the lowest overhead cost of any other giving platform. And you can contribute any time until December 31 to participate in this Sustainer Challenge!
Your sustaining support builds a critical financial foundation that lets us innovate and take artistic risks — but it also supports our agile organizational model, allowing our highly-skilled staff to focus more on their areas of expertise and less on fundraising. Thanks for showing up for us, and helping us show up for artists, audiences and communities year after year.