Tools for Results

The TCA Tools for Results Tool-kit was developed as a resource for non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Texas and beyond. The Tool-kit is a collaborative project made possible with the help of the Meadows Foundation and Ballet Austin, and a host of other organizations that generously agreed to share their resources. TCA uses in-text citations throughout the Tool-kit in acknowledging those sources.

The Tool-kit covers seven topic areas: Fundraising & DevelopmentPrograms & Exhibitions,Cultural TourismMarketingAdvocacyLeadership Transitions, and Nonprofit Basics. Each section covers the basics, relevant concepts, best practices, things to consider, ideas for implementing change, common mistakes, ways to get started, do’s and don’ts, and how-to’s on a variety of topics. The “tools” are the sample forms, letters, documents, checklists, templates, and other resources. The intention is for nonprofits to take these “tools” and adapt them for their own purposes.

TCA hopes to add new chapters to this resource and welcomes suggestions on new topic areas.

The TCA Tool-Kit Committee: Ricardo Hernandez, Kevin Beck, May Ling Gonzales, Jim Bob McMillan, Anina Moore, Shannon Roberts, Brenda Tharp, Mike Wachs, Laura Wiegand

Special thanks to: Ballet Austin for generously sharing their Tool-Kit Funded by the Meadows Foundation