10 Summer Fundraisers for 2018

NonProfit Hub

This type of fundraiser has the potential to draw a large crowd and raise tons of money through ticket sales, especially if the artist is relatively well-known. Drive-in movie. Reserve a green space, set up a projector, tell donors to bring a blanket and throw on a movie everyone loves. Note: most movies are protected by copyright law, so make sure you have the proper rights before a public screening!

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There’s one company now you can sign up and you can get a movie delivered to your house daily by delivery service. But this service isn’t going to go through the interent and what you do is you just go to a place on the internet and you order your movie and guess what you can order ten of them delivered to you and the delivery charge is free.

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Populism, Commercialism, and Jeffrey Deitch: The Shifting Debate about LA MOCA

Museum 2.0

Schimmel's departure was seen as the final confirmation of Deitch and Broad's populist, celebrity-driven approach to exhibitions, and that concerned many critics , artists , and museum directors in the art world. Schimmel's departure was followed by the resignation of the four high-profile artists on the MOCA board and a huge amount of debate in the press, including prominent people calling for Deitch to resign. Last week, my mom called.

ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

Remixing: Steal Like An Artist. RESOURCE: Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. This came up in conversation today, so I’m reposting it. An oldie but a really really goodie.

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How Do You Define "Community?"

Museum 2.0

Artist. People who go to midnight movies. Close your eyes and imagine your organization's "community." Is it a mist of good feeling? A fellowship of uncertainty? Does it have a human face? Communities are made of people, not rhetoric. You can define a community by the shared attributes of the people in it, and/or by the strength of the connections among them.

[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

Remixing: Steal Like An Artist. RESOURCE: Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. Bryan Kelly and I presented this session at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communication Conference last week and the feedback we got was phenomenal. So as promised, here are the slides and rundown for you.

Things We Like (December 2013)

NTEN

We talk about data and how nonprofits can better use their data to make decisions, but some artists are looking at data a little differently. What better way to enjoy that hot chocolate than with your favorite holiday movie. Or all of your favorite holiday movies jammed into one video. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

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Want to Activate Public Space? We're Hiring. And Some Thoughts on Iteration and Temporary Positions

Museum 2.0

The ideal candidate has a good grasp of our local artistic assets in Santa Cruz County, a knack for participatory placemaking, and enthusiasm about putting on a show. But we don''t yet know whether that person will be focusing primarily on booking movie nights or launching sketching clubs or engaging buskers. For the past two years, I''ve been working on a project to activate the concrete space adjacent to our museum as a vibrant, community plaza.

Going Against the Fundraising Grain: Three Unconventional Fundraising Tactics

NonProfit Hub

This fundraiser involves all the great plot lines from your favorite spy movies: late-night attacks, betrayal, payback-counter attacks, and of course, insurance. Feel free to choose a different artist that might help you raise funds. Sometimes people dread fundraising because they view it as simply asking people to give you their money. However, you don’t have to take the common approach to fundraising. You can, and should, have fun to help your nonprofit raise money.

What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

literary and artistic works … in the form of text, notation and/or related illustrations, whether published or otherwise made publicly available in any media;”. It doesn’t cover movies. The View from an Authorized Entity Many Bookshare users (and potential Bookshare users!) have been asking about the Treaty of Marrakesh (formal name: The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities.

[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

Remixing: Steal Like An Artist. RESOURCE: Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. Bryan Kelly and I presented this session at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communication Conference last week and the feedback we got was phenomenal. So as promised, here are the slides and rundown for you.

Free Report on Nonprofits and Copyright

Tech Soup Blog

All three companies piloted programs in which they broadcast performances live over the Internet or, in the Met's case, in movie theatres. PICT was in an uncomfortable middle ground: the company used union artists and performed copyrighted works, but lacked the Met's clout. Technology in the Arts recently released an excellent report on copyright law.

Romancing the Donor

Connection Cafe

Take the Girly Movie Approach – There is no better hook than video that pulls at the emotional heartstrings of your constituents. Introduce me to someone I’m fascinated to meet, like a visiting scholar with mission-related expertise, an artist expressing mission-related perspectives, or a retired leader in my field (who also appreciates their cause – we have 2 big factors in common!). Author: Cheryl Black.

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A Revolution in Documentary Film

Beth Kanter

Image from Gasland The Movie. They also created a website that serves up clips from the film, plus a wealth of supporting information backing up the provocative claims contained in the movie and myriad ways for citizens to get involved in their own communities. Note From Beth: Yesterday, I attended a convening called “ Beyond Dynamic Adaptability ” for arts organizations about cultural participation in the arts.

Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Teaches about Marketing, Fundraising, and Making Social Change

NTEN

Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins the movie by telling you how it ends. Katya Andresen, Alia McKee, and Mark Rovner have combined Lisa’s geekiness, artistic soul, and passion to do good – all qualities of nonprofit marketers – in an effort to explore the science behind how people operate and why that matters to you. Well, I say there are some things we don't want to know. Important things. - Ned Flanders. Ned has a point.

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Social Media for Nonprofits Starter Guide | Pt. 2

NonProfit Hub

Whoever is running your Pinterest account should have at least some artistic eye. If you want to stick to the basics, iMovie and Windows movie maker are great tools for entry-level videographers. If you don’t have either installed, Windows Movie Maker is available with a free download. From the text and drawing tools to Bitmoji and fun filters, there are plenty of means to give your videos a quirky twist or an artistic edge.

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Rock and Roll Family Edition

Museum 2.0

When writing The Art of Relevance , I knew I wanted to share a bit of his story and the ways artists negotiate the relevance of their own work. But for the artists and objects involved, and for the people who care for them, these shifts can be dislocating. They were featured in the movie Grease. Yesterday, the local paper in Santa Cruz published a great article about my new book, The Art of Relevance. I loved the piece.

The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

Beth Kanter

Amazon and Netflix use algorithms to manipulate our choices of books and movies. Embracing automation and our empathetic, artistic, caring and curious selves simultaneously are not incompatible ideas. The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter. What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around.

Admissions Anxiety: The Case for Consistency

Museum 2.0

It’s often confusing to wade through the choices: do I want the underwater pony show or the artist-led splatter tour? And yet movie theaters, restaurants, and carnivals are all masters of multiple options and combo tickets. When I go to the movies, I’m not surprised by the price of tickets. There’s consistency to the price experience of movies—they probably cost about the same in your town ($9-12) as they do in mine. But imagine if movie theaters operated like museums.

Interview with My Dad, Tom Aageson, Co-Founder, Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship

Have Fun - Do Good

Since moving to Santa Fe, he has developed New Mexico Creates , an economic development initiative that creates market links for New Mexico artists and artisans. That can mean, for example, language; it can mean architecture; it can mean food; it can mean artisan work, or artistic work. There were many artists painting part-time in this genre, but none of them really had a market. We decided to build this market for master folk artists from around the world.

Ask Britt: How can I combine the creative arts with social impact?

Have Fun - Do Good

Our web site serves as an international resource for anyone interested in the healing potential of art, especially environmentalists, social activists, artists, art professionals, health care practitioners, and those challenged by illness. Art in Action Youth Leadership Training " Art in Action Youth Leadership Program uplifts and transforms the lives of young artists impacted by violence and poverty.

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth Kanter

Stories surround us on the radio, in newspapers, in our music boxes, in short web videos and on large screens in movie theatres. If we are successful, we’ll join over 15,000 artists, filmmakers, activists, and entrepreneurs who have collectively raised over $125 million using this innovative “crowd-funding” model. Wisconsin Rising trailer and Kickstarter Campaign from samayfield on Vimeo.

Thoughts on The Social Network (and Why We Need to Pay Attention)

NTEN

The Social Network as a title lets us assume the movie is about Facebook, which it isn’t. Regardless, the movie is a fascinating, albeit mostly fictional look at the circumstances surrounding the birth of Facebook. There are a variety of other possibly offensive fictional aspects to the movie as well; its extremely cavalier attitude towards facts, for one, its nearly uniform depiction of women as idiotic, useless objects, for another.).

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Free Comic Book Day – May 3

SocialFish

Comic shops will pass out comics for free on May 3 rd , and also host community events such as costume contests, drawings by guest artists, creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters, and other community building activities throughout the day. One of the best parts about Free Comic Book Day is discovering that you are a part of a giant community of like-minded fans who love the same stories, TV shows, and movies that you do.

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Jungle of Trolls: Coping with Social Media Disasters, Controversies, and Blunders

ASU Lodestar Center

We're extremely respectful of one another, and we get along like fuzzy critters in a Disney movie. When an artist became angry about having her jewelry designs stolen by the company, she blogged about it. posted by. Kayla L. McKinney , Project Specialist. ASU Lodestar Center. A few weeks ago, we at the Center had a fiasco on our hands. What happened, you ask? We entered the wild, savage jungle of Internet Commentary. Here at the Center, we're a calm bunch.

Who Counts? Grappling with Attendance as a Proxy for Impact

Museum 2.0

Outdoor movies at the art museum? I think you could reasonably argue that we should be counting: researchers who come in to access information in the archives people who rent the museum for a private event that includes a curator/artist tour of exhibitions kids in museum summer camps people who visit the historic cemetery that we manage people who talk with us online about historic photos we share or blog posts about the collection And then there are the weird inconsistencies.

Who's Behind That Voice on the Phone: Meet TechSoup Client Services

Tech Soup Blog

What she likes about working at TechSoup is that everyone here does something interesting — there are people who like LARP (live action role playing), ghost hunters, lots of people who play in bands, lots of creative writers, yoga practitioners, candy makers, artists, and jewelry makers. Outside of work he loves movies, live music, and especially theater. October 5 through 9, 2015 is official Customer Service Week by dint of presidential proclamation.

The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization

Tech Soup Blog

It is a noncommercial site that has ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. Defrauding elderly people as has long been common practice for con artists. There are a handful of things each of us should do to keep secure online, right? We should make our passwords long and strong, keep our software updated, and all the stuff they list on StaySafeOnline.org. But wait. There's more!

Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth Kanter

” They started planning the fundraiser in June for an October launch, starting with the fundamentals – setting short-term and long term goals beyond the dollar amounts, recruiting a campaign team, collecting collateral materials, figuring out dollar goals and donor perks, and selecting the Indiegogo platform. “Our perks were donated by the various artists, companies and other sponsors.

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Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits That Don’t Video Good (Part 1)

Idealware

Because we’re so saturated with movies, videos, and television, we know what looks good and what doesn’t. If you have the time or want to get artistic, play around with the angle of the lights—this can alter or improve the mood of your video. Our own Research Analyst, Kyle Andrei, wrote this post for NTEN, and it originally appeared over on NTEN.org. Want to learn more about video editing? Click to our free article, A Few Good Tools for Video Editing.

QUESTION Part 2 (And a Query on Professional Learning)

Museum 2.0

The staff brought in Darcie and artist Michael Brown to help them create "An experiment that provokes questions about art and its presentation in museums." But I probably wouldn't hear about it from a friend, like a movie or a book. Give me the surf movie of exhibits. The morning after I wrote the post on questions as a basis for exhibit design, I bolted up in embarrasment. I HAD heard about an exhibition that tried to do this!

The Secret Chord

Gavin's Digital Diner

Intrigued, I will Google a smattering of half-heard lyrics, seeking to discover a new artist. And Rufus Wainwright brought it to a new generation in his cover for the movie “Shrek.” It happens with an eerie regularity. I hear a song, one of uncanny depth and beauty; something that just reaches down and twists at my heartstrings. Instead, I discover a familiar name, Leonard Cohen. It’s a strange consistency — one that has been with me from 15 to 50.

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A Daily Have Fun Do Good Practice: Move, Reflect, Play, Connect

Have Fun - Do Good

Inspired by The Artist's Way's Morning Pages , I committed to free-writing three pages in my journal each day. I crafted, baked, watched funny TV shows, spent time with the hubs, saw friends, went to the movies, and danced. When I turned 40, six months ago, I wanted to do something special to celebrate, and honestly, to prepare. For the 40 days leading up to my birthday I created a 4-part daily practice of moving, reflecting, playing and connecting.

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Self-Expression is Overrated: Better Constraints Make Better Participatory Experiences

Museum 2.0

There are so many more people who join social networks, who collect and aggregate favored content, and critique and rate books and movies. It takes a special kind of cook, artist, or scientist to want to support the contributions of novices. I’ve had it with museums’ obsession with open-ended self-expression. I know this sounds strange coming from someone writing an admittedly self-expressive blog post, but hear me out.

Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits Who Don’t Video Good (Part 1)

Idealware

Because we’re so saturated with movies, videos, and television, we know what looks good and what doesn’t. If you have the time or want to get artistic, play around with the angle of the lights—this can alter or improve the mood of your video. Our own Research Analyst, Kyle Andrei, wrote this post for NTEN, and it originally appeared over on NTEN.org. Want to learn more about video editing? Click to our free article, A Few Good Tools for Video Editing.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

Examples of rewards could be the actual project (if it is something like a book) or a free pass to a screening of a movie or production of a play. It is open to creators from all backgrounds – from charities to video game developers to artists. It seems like there's a new crowdfunding website out there every week, but which one is right for your nonprofit? I looked at a few popular crowdfunding sites and dissected their cost plans, nonprofit support, and special features.

Art and Activism: Olivia Greer and Women Center Stage

Have Fun - Do Good

Women Center Stage has launched women artists' work like Iris Bahr, who wrote and performed " Dai " at the festival, and is now performing her piece on Culture Project's main stage, and Staceyann Chin , who did a workshop of, "Border/Clash" as part of the Women Center Stage festival, and went on to produce fuller productions of the piece. Joan of the Stockyards", by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Lear DeBessonet, the founder and Artistic Director of Stillpoint Productions.

10 Amazing Environmental Nonprofits You Need to Know About

Tech Soup Blog

Cary Creative Center in North Carolina is an upcycling nonprofit that provides used artistic materials to people. Organize environmental movie nights. Our recently completed 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest winners and finalists are an impressive group, showcasing the broad reach and impact of TechSoup member charities doing environmental work. Their stories also highlight how important having the right technology is to accomplishing this important work.

Screencast of the Week: Foxy Tunes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Artistic. It is seven minutes long flash movie file produced at 640x480. I'm obsessing about screencasts - I'm learning, creating, making mistakes, and even beginning to like this rabbit I jumped down. Ten or eleven years ago, when I was learning HTML and Web site creation (in the very early days) and teaching arts organizations, I always started with an exercise called " Critical Browsing."

What's Your Moment of Obligation?

Have Fun - Do Good

At the time, I was a program director for an arts education program and a facilitator of career counseling workshops for artists. Likewise, I feel like there are more books, websites, movies, classes, etc. While re-reading Echoing Green's book, Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact , I've been thinking about one of its main ideas--that people have moments of obligation.

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Complicity, Intimacy, Community

Museum 2.0

Darcie described the Centre Pompidou in Paris as a place where she is surrounded by working artists, where things change frequently, and where she feels as a visitor that anything can happen. For example, standing in line at a movie theater, everyone shares the excitement and energy of the show they are about to see. At a recent talk, a colleague from the Exploratorium asked me a very simple question.

Meet the 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Judges

Tech Soup Blog

Kirthi Nath is the founder of Cinemagical Media , a conscious media company that produces artistic, heart-based videos. The Story of Stuff is one of the most watched environmental-themed online movies of all time, with more than 15 million views and counting. Submissions for the 2012 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge have closed, but the fun has just begun!

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

Examples of rewards could be the actual project (if it is something like a book) or a free pass to a screening of a movie or production of a play. It is open to creators from all backgrounds – from charities to video game developers to artists. It seems like there's a new crowdfunding website out there every week, but which one is right for your nonprofit? I looked at a few popular crowdfunding sites and dissected their cost plans, nonprofit support, and special features.