Annual Report 2011: Development

BAVC has developed a broad base of support over its 35 year history with an impressive set of funders that represent BAVC’s diverse activities. In 2011 BAVC received support from government funders such as the National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Science Foundation, from corporate sponsors such as Adobe, Comcast and Nokia, and national foundations such as The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, just to name a few. In addition, BAVC was fortunate to receive support from key California and Bay Area foundations such as the The James Irvine Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The San Francisco Foundation, as well as critical family foundations, all of which play a critical role in BAVC’s support system. BAVC also relied on in kind donations to provide additional support for our programming. For a full list of institutional and in kind supporters, please see Institutional Giving list.

In 2011 BAVC raised and surpassed its goals for fundraising from individuals and community members contributed over $31,000. Please see list of Individual Donors. BAVC’s ED, Board and development team are focused on deepening and broadening the base of individual donors, who provide vital, unrestricted money that enables BAVC to fulfill its mission of inspiring social change through the sharing of diverse stories through art, education and technology.

2011 also saw some important strides in BAVC’s online marketing efforts. At the end of 2011, BAVC.org received an average of over 21,000 unique visits and 75,000 pageviews per month, had 12,000 active email addresses for our monthly eNews, over 2,000 Twitter followers and 1,600 Facebook fans. These numbers continue to grow, and will be important metrics to track as BAVC focuses more energy and resources on marketing its unique programs to various audiences.