The Humanities Council is according to its Bylaws attached to its 2007 (latest available) tax return an outfit "to promote the humanities as a means of enhancing civil life throughout Indiana." According to the IBJ, this comes down to "develop[ing] programs and encourag[ing] discussion about Indiana culture in the context of history, politics, the arts, agriculture and other areas vital to Hoosier life." In the video she makes a suggestion about fundraising.
The pitch should include going to government and asking for tax dollars. In the 2007, return $759,250 of the $832,324 in income that year came from government contributions. That's 91% for those of you scoring at home.
Like with most Indianapolis non-profits, the Humanities Council pays its officers and employees well. According to the 2007 return, Catherine O'Conner, VP for administration raked in $118,800, Nancy Conner, Grant Director made nearly $100,000, Keira Amtutz, then listed just as "President" made $78,465, Andrew Lee, Controller, made $46,074, Kerry Benjamin, also listed as a "Controller" made $61,019.
Compensation of the Indiana Humanities Council's "current officers, directors, and key employees" on the 2007 tax return is listed as $684,178, which is 82% of the income received in 2007. That is 82% BEFORE considering any other administrative expenses of the Council.