80% of nonprofits fail because they never get funded. They never get the resources to reach the people that would support them or even reach the people who would use their services. They fail because:
The clinic, the doctor, the dentist, the hospital consume endless hours of waiting. That time doesn't need to be boring. People could use that time looking at art - ART BY LOCAL ARTISTS - instead of old maps or anatomy charts. They could be learning about community resources and volunteer opportunities.
Why this? ->
Covid has forced clinics and hospitals to remove magazines. So waiting and exam rooms have become sterile not only medically but emotionally.
While clients & patients wait, medical staff could offer them something to do. Put local artist's work in waiting and exam rooms. One picture by a local artist. The professional or the staffer selects the art. The art and the QR code is a door to engaging and useful information.
People can browse art in the gallery, review an artist's portfolio and learn about the nonprofit they endorse. People can find resources or services a family member might need. While people wait 10, 20 even 40 minutes in an exam room, HELPS-Austin is in every mobile phone.
Even small amounts can be the difference between survival and failure for an innovative nonprofit just getting going. That grant might not come in for months. Services might be rendered, resources might be distributed sooner with funding. Recurring donations, even small amounts, make a big difference.
Art print sales offer royalty income to participating artists. HELPS-Austin takes care of production, shipping and sales taxes. Artists control the sales price of their art and maintain control of all original art. They are free to sell the original art on their own or in other galleries. They control their online portfolio and upload the art themselves. Royalty amounts vary according to the size and form of their art print.