Favianna Rodriguez: Political Digital Artist and Printmaker

Have Fun - Do Good

I think about how hesitant I was to become an artist, because I didn't see role models, and even to this day how hard it is for me sometimes to find peers who are women of color, because of how systematically they are pushed out. I'm an artist and an institution builder.

The Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 2: Small Rural Museums as Third Places

Museum 2.0

This is the second installment of a book discussion about Ray Oldenburg’s book The Great Good Place. As I was reading The Great Good Place I identified with Oldenburg’s description of Main Street USA, small town America, and rural life.

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Artists Win This House: Crowdfunded Essay Contest Pays the Mortgage

Social Actions

A couple in Maine is launching an essay contest to give a home to an artist. From their website, [link] : We are both artists, (a musician and an illustrator) we got together and found that we had one house too many. You cannot use names of people or names of specific towns.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Before you attempt to create a program from scratch, evaluate what you have already in place. By working your network and projecting your values, you can get people excited about your campaign and grow the volunteer base that you need.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Artists and Social Media, Be Bold Podcast, Miss Do-Gooder T-shirts and More!

Have Fun - Do Good

NEWS I'm speaking about how artists can use social media to market their business next week, August 8th, at Artists Building their Business in Santa Fe, NM. The event is free, but limited to 250 artists. Hi Have Fun * Do Gooders!

Helping Haiti: Places to Donate, Creative Fundraising Ideas, and Being a Smart Donor

Have Fun - Do Good

on What Gives Our Prayers and Thoughts are with the People of Haiti on the Boho Magazine blog Help For Haiti Earthquake Aftermath. They also recommend that people interested in volunteering should: "Please be patient.

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Faith Ringgold: 30 Years of Art-Making and Activism and Video Clip on Women Artists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click here to listen to a very brief interview Over the weekend, I attended the Technology in the Arts Conference in Pittsburgh where artist and activist Faith Ringgold was one of the keynote speakers. What do you think of How the People Became Color Blind?

Balancing People, Profit & Planet: An Interview with Reem Rahim of Numi Tea

Have Fun - Do Good

Reem talks about how the company balances the triple bottom line of profits, people and planet. I am an artist and I was getting my Masters of Fine Arts at the time from John F. In terms of people, we have about 17 SKUs that are fair-trade certified by TransFair.

Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

Connection Cafe

In Philadelphia, many polling places are difficult to find, hidden deep in the recesses of schools, churches, and community centers. Over the course of our 24-week voter engagement campaign, NSD hired 60 artists to create 60 “Vote Here/Vote Aqui” signs.

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Activating the Millennial Generation

Connection Cafe

I hope this doesn’t scare you, because once you get past some of the negative propaganda surrounding this generation, you’ll find a passionate group of people who are driven by a desire to do good and make a difference.

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Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

It’s all about one-to-one personal communications, only it’s one-to-one with thousands or hundreds of thousands, of people. Intrigued, I will Google a smattering of half-heard lyrics, seeking to discover a new artist.

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

It’s all about one-to-one personal communications, only it’s one-to-one with thousands or hundreds of thousands, of people. Intrigued, I will Google a smattering of half-heard lyrics, seeking to discover a new artist.

Is it OK to Smash That? The Complications of Living Art Museums

Museum 2.0

The man is artist Rocky Lewycky , whose work is part of a group show of visual artists who have won a prestigious regional fellowship. If an artist can come into a museum and smash stuff, what does that tell visitors?

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How Hello Museum Builds Intimate Community in one of the Biggest Cities in the World

Museum 2.0

We connect with people both professionally and personally, at the museum and on the street. Like the New Children's Museum in San Diego, Hello Museum creates building-wide interactive exhibitions with artists, on themes like nature and #NoWar. million people.

NEW! Artomatic Diaries, A Living Social Media Case Study


Douglas Development donated the use of the buildings to a group of artists who invited their friends to exhibit. The artists coined the name “Art-O-Matic” to acknowledge the spontaneity of the event and its location in the old laundry building.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


American Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis is considered the first woman of Native American and African descent to achieve international fame as a sculptor at a time when artists of color were hardly celebrated and slavery was still legal. Artemisia Gentileschi, a shero of the ancient times, was an Italian painter and is considered one of the greatest and most progressive artists of her generation. she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero.

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The Power of Open

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

account, is showing me a picture search based on the artist I’m playing, as well as showing me a list of all of the concerts happening in the Bay Area by artists in my library. Songbird screen. I’ve known about Songbird for a long time.

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Kid-Tested, Hipster-Approved: How Austin’s Thinkery Curated a Whole New Audience.

Connection Cafe

And with the influx of 100+ people moving here on a daily basis , it’s a good thing the locals continue to remind everyone to “ Keep Austin Weird. ” How is this influx of new people influencing Austin’s Arts & Cultural community? Oh, Austin, TX.

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12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality


2) Artist Creates Snapchat Filters to Boost Donations. Artist Baron Von Fancy partnered with W Hotels to create a Snapchat filter that promoted the Hotel chain during Pride Month. 3) Nonprofit Lets People With Disabilities Virtually Swim With Dolphins.

How Do You Define "Community?"

Museum 2.0

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. A community by GEOGRAPHY is defined by place. Artist. People who go to midnight movies.

Ally Shares Her Experience in Program

ASU Lodestar Center

I create dances, curriculums and spaces for people of color to understand their identity, passion and purpose — these are lessons others tried to teach me but failed because they were more concerned with the box I did not fit into than the freedom I can have outside the boundaries of that box.

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Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

But when people told us what they loved about the museum, they didn’t use the word “participation.” It is a group of people connected by something shared. That something may be a place, an identity, an interest, a worldview. We exist for people who live in Santa Cruz County. In some ways, we do a good job engaging people who reflect our whole County. We’re connecting with people across all age segments in our County. We bond with people who are like us.

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Morgan Sully believes We Operate Better Together

Amy Sample Ward

Working from this premise, this travel documentary project seeks to answer the question: How is global social change made where media, technology and creative people meet? How do artists, entrepreneurs and other ‘creatives’ support themselves doing the work they do?

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Want to Get Your Content Out There? Put it on Wikipedia.

Museum 2.0

but people aren't coming. The people who want that content may not be in the same city as the museum nor even aware of the museum's holdings. Institutions create exhibit microsites, blogs, and knowledge portals so people beyond the museum walls can explore content.

Lisa Sonora Beam, The Creative Entrepreneur: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

She is a lifelong artist, and was a therapist working in psychiatric hospitals before she made the leap into advertising (long story). Lisa Sonora Beam, The Creative Entrepreneur: How I Have Fun, Do Good Buy art from artists.

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Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race

Museum 2.0

She says that the museum made changes in hiring and board recruitment practices, and invited the community in to help reshape the facility into a place that reflected and represented its people and their interests. Conference sessions on reaching young people.

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

If you have a mission that supports a depth of content and you can share news, media, or direct people to information to be better advocates, that’s great. I suggest seeing how you can use those paths to bring people in further. I also think you should steal like an artist.

A City and an Art Center Design the Future: Reflections on the Market Street Prototyping Festival

Museum 2.0

Over three days, 52 artist teams erected experimental projects along San Francisco''s biggest thoroughfare. They turned Market Street into a playground, a performance hall, and a meeting place. A hexagonal ping pong table that invited six people (often strangers) to play together.

Going Against the Fundraising Grain: Three Unconventional Fundraising Tactics

NonProfit Hub

Sometimes people dread fundraising because they view it as simply asking people to give you their money. Flocking can be a fun way for the community to take part in your fundraising campaign, while allowing people to play practical jokes on one another.

5 Creative (and Free!) Ways to Attract More Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

You can find people to fill these positions on online job boards and sites like Craigslist and Reddit. It’ll give local artists a chance to show off their skills, and you’ll get a striking advertisement. Consider adding a QR code to the poster, too, so people can easily access your website, more information about the opportunity and a volunteer application. Make the application easy to download on mobile and desktop, so people can easily sign up.

Interview: SXSW4Japan Raises over $120,000 #sxswcares

Amy Sample Ward

South by Southwest ( SXSW ) Interactive is a conference, that takes place each Spring in Austin, TX, with over 20,000 web influencers, emerging tech, and creatives. The news agencies were reporting that hundreds of people have died and tens-of-thousands were missing.

[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy


Artomatic is a 6-week unjuried arts festival in the DMV (Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia) with offshoots in other places as close as Frederick , MD and as far as Sunderland , UK. This is meant to identify spammers who will follow many people at once in the hope of reciprocal follow.

Six Alternative (U.S.) Cultural Venues to Keep an Eye On

Museum 2.0

I've been spending time recently interviewing people who run unusual cultural and learning venues. I'm fascinated by these places because of their ability to attract diverse audiences to idiosyncratic experiences, and I'm curious how they stay afloat.

Religious Organizations Are Now Eligible for Intuit QuickBooks Donations!

Tech Soup Blog

Religious organizations include churches, synagogues, and other places of worship, as well as organizations with a focus on missionary activities, religious training, evangelism, or religious publishing activities. Exciting news!

Artprize: An Extraordinary Social Experience around Art

Museum 2.0

Want to be surrounded by thousands of people who are doing the same? The artists come from all over (though many are based in the Midwest), and anyone can enter. Instead, people crowded around works, pointing things out, exclaiming about their preferences, sharing their discoveries.

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Activating the Generation of Do-Gooders: MCON 2016

Connection Cafe

This generation isn’t just a group of people you should solicit for money at the end of the year – it’s the generation who is starting new causes and movements and who will soon be leading your organization’s efforts. And the best place to activate this generation of do-gooders is MCON 2016. MCON is the ultimate conference for people who give a damn about social change and want to turn their interest into action.

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The World Beach Project: A Creative Contributory Project that Shines

Museum 2.0

The World Beach Project is managed by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London with artist-in-residence Sue Lawty. The World Beach Project is one of very few online museum projects that has truly "gone viral," enjoying press attention and growing participation from people all over the world.

Sustaining Innovation Part 3: Interview With Sarah Schultz of the Walker Art Center

Museum 2.0

Guard staff who are willing to let an artist step between two panes of glass to perform. You talked earlier about the importance of flexibility and nimbleness on staff--the proclivity for people to be open and say yes to something new rather than throw up barriers.

Wandering Down the "Don't Touch" Line

Museum 2.0

At the museum of art and history where I work, we are grappling with the question of how to help people enjoy themselves while keeping the art and artifacts safe. We've increased attendance among people who are new to museum experiences. Engagement with local artists.

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Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Their program includes about teaching artists. Says Erika, “My executive director already felt the need for us to have a written policy in place, so she was excited when I told her I got a bunch of ideas from the workshop.

Familiarity Breeds Love…and a Desire for Things to Stay the Same: Guest Post by Karen Wise

Museum 2.0

Loyal museum visitors – members, patrons, volunteer docents, people who grew up coming to the museum -- love the old exhibits they are used to.

5 Things to Look Forward to at MCON 2015

NonProfit Hub

People from across the country will gather at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to experience MCON in person and over 20,000 people will stream the event online. to meet artists and solicit assignments from them that everyone can participate in.

From Multicultural to Intercultural: Evolution or Spectrum of Engagement?

Museum 2.0

He described the National Museum of the American Indian--where he was founding director--as a multicultural institution, celebrating the diversity of Native peoples throughout the Americas. Working in an intercultural way means focusing on the relations among people.

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