Are you really this dense?
Wiz gave you spot on advice, down to losing your ass on events.
I know the finances of several NPO venue/music schools and without local tax income, they'd be sunk.
Nolo Press has a decent book on fundraising with events for non profits.
What is the name of that book? I couldn't find it on their website.
And I don't see how it would benefit me to spend my time volunteering for other organizations. And as far as asking for donations from other "foundations," that doesn't seem to make sense because these other foundations are non-profits themselves, so why would they give theirs to me? I am just turning it around and giving it to various university research programs.
For example, there is a very well-known foundation that serves a very similar purpose to mine and that is the Christopher Reeve Foundation. They get the majority of their donations from individuals. It would make no sense for me to ask them to donate to my charity. Why on Earth would they do that?
So what are the other ways, other than "events," that I could contact people directly. Obviously, using the Internet is a good idea, but besides those two?