RPM is really proud of the fact that a large portion of our operating costs are covered by the 15% that we retain from implementing charitable campaigns with artists. That means that we are spending almost ALL of our time helping artists generate support for some amazing causes. But since it doesn’t cover it all,...
Our democracy works best when we are all inspired to participate. That is why RPM is here to connect you with nonprofits who are making an important impact this November AND are building a healthier democracy all year.
In a recent article, Louisville Magazine talked to Joan Shelley, Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, Jack Hedges of Canvasback Music and Secretly Group about how Revolutions Per Minute has helped them support causes they care about.
By raising money and awareness, you are not only generating financial support that would otherwise be unavailable, you are introducing your fans to important work they can get involved with in their own hometowns. Whether you're adding $1 to every ticket you sell on tour, dedicating the proceeds of a merch item or releasing a song, RPM can help you pull it off.
Together, the music industry can generate some essential support for organizations that aren’t in the national spotlight. It is through these organizations that we are supporting a deep and agile movement that recognizes the connections across issues. Invite those you know to get involved.
How is that different from a 501c3? A 501c3 nonprofit organization has to largely restrict their lobbying efforts or risk losing their tax status. 501c4's can engage in an unlimited amount of lobbying, as long as the issues relate to the exempt purposes of the organization.