Increase Arts Fundraising. Corporate giving is not the same today as it was just five years ago. This easy-to-read handbook takes a frank look at today’s business environment, social responsibility and cause marketing, offering concrete methods on how the arts can leverage them to their benefit.The Artful Ask includes examples of successful partnerships, as well as interviews with business executives who have taken their partnerships with arts organizations and their sponsorships to the next level.Arts and cultural organizations need successful relationships with businesses in order to thrive. This how-to guide provides arts councils, arts administrators and their organizations’ board members with indispensable tools to help them build strong, sustainable arts sponsorships and corporate partnerships.This book is a must-read before going on your next corporate ask. A resource for arts and cultural organizations to get better sponsorships from corporate partners. This book details how to strengthen sustainability and thrive through deeper sponsor relationships. The Artful Ask contains important research, interviews with corporate executives and offers real world examples of successful arts partnerships from around the nation.