Inconveniently, Subscriptions Still Sustain the Arts

Connection Cafe

This post was originally published on Analysis from TRG Arts. Have you ever wondered why so many arts organizations still sell subscriptions? Many in the arts industry say that the subscription model is dead. Today, many arts organizations believe that they have to change or die.

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Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

Paul will be joined by Nik Honeysett, Guru board member and keynote speaker for bbcon’s Arts and Cultural track! Guru is also sponsoring the arts and cultural reception on October 17th from 8:00 to 10:00pm ET, at the Museum of Industry.

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3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from. Laguna Art Museum.

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Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

Connection Cafe

NSD) aimed to improve the voting experience and increase civic engagement using public art. Use Art to Tackle the “Big Issues”. We also worked with the Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice Program, specifically with The Guild.

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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Knowing that those three days are so jam-packed with content, I often get asked what bbcon offers for arts administrators, and the answer is…a lot! So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Maximizing Engagement at Your Arts & Cultural Organization – Learn how you can move your visitors from “hello” to “I do” with a personalized journey for your supporters.

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Crowd Fundraising for the Arts: No Running, Walking, or Freezing Plunges Required

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Here are 3 arts and cultural organizations that have given crowd fundraising a go for compelling causes: National Air & Space Museum. Are there works of art you want to restore? Nonprofit Fundraising Arts & Cultural crowd fundraising crowdfunding fundraising ideas peer to peer

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Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 Learnings You Can Take Back To Your Arts Organization Today

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I appreciated seeing all the additional innovations that have continued, and it also reminded me how much of this applies directly to the Arts and Cultural space. This should be a core value of any arts and culture organization.

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The Art of Social Media Listening


The Art of Listening from Jason Falls. A good refresher by Jason Falls. ————– ( photo credit ). Debunking the Hype Implementation Risk and Social Media

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Insta-what? Pin it where? Why should arts and cultural organizations use Instagram and Pintrest?

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Arts and cultural organizations have an advantage over other nonprofit organizations : they have things to take pictures of. Note: I also think this could be great for performing arts organizations. Are you using Instagram or Pintrest at your arts and cultural organization?

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Fill More Seats and Boost Engagement with These Arts Pricing Terms

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It’s no secret that arts pricing is one of my favorite topics (See here. I do recognize, however, that arts pricing may not be at the top of everyone’s happy hour conversation starters. TRG Arts describes this as placing patrons in the venue in a way that makes a house feel fuller.

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#40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking

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The Art of Building Lasting Donor Relationships with One-To-One Marketing

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In college, I worked in the Alumni Giving office making cold calls to solicit donations from former students. I wasn’t good at this job at all. I figured if someone hadn’t donated in 5, 12, or 27 years, then I couldn’t change their mind now.

The Art of Innovation


The Art of Innovation. I was asked recently as part of an interview what my favorite quote is.

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The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

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The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just finished teaching an online course for The Knight Digital Media Center @ USC Annenberg for community foundation leaders on practical networked leadership skills.

The Dallas Museum of Art Took a Major Risk, and The Outcome Has Been Remarkable.

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By Jen Leavitt, Arts and Cultural Consultant. . About a year ago, the Dallas Museum of Art did something truly innovative. Dallas Museum of Art has taken the concept of website and email marketing metrics and made them analogue.

The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits

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Last November, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Erie Ries , Lean Start Up, about applying the principles to nonprofits. He talked about how perfectionism, an internal mindset that bad things in the world will happen if our campaign, program or whatever is not right from beginning.

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The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

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Post-It Note Facilitation of A Network Map - 2012 Pakistan NGOs. What’s in your facilitation toolkit? Mine includes markers , sticky notes , index cards, and flip chart paper. But wait, paper??? And, I’m not alone.

Pricing Discrimination: Should Your Performing Arts Org Price Based on Demand?

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So if Coca Cola can’t pull it off, can your performing arts organization? Scaling the house: scaling the house refers to dividing the seats of a performing arts venue into those that are more and less desirable and charging different prices for them based on that desirability.

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The Art of Less As More: Micro Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media has published this really useful and free e-book on Micro Content.

Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

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For folks that are interested, I have a free Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World starter kit that walks through this process in more detail. For folks that are interested, I have a free Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World starter kit.

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Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Soyignatius. Content curation – the process of finding, organizing, and sharing topical, relevant content for your audience that supports your nonprofit’s engagement or campaign goals (or your professional learning) begins with “ Spotting the Awesome.”

Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Imitate the Art of Corporate Branding

NonProfit Hub

Depending on your taste, you might say this home is a work of art or a vision gone wrong. The post Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Imitate the Art of Corporate Branding appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Robert Antell and his wife, Marguerite, decided to make a break from the norm in their rural town of Perinton near the Canadian border in New York State. In 1970, the Antells built a home that most would call bizarre and others might call original.

The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media


Petri Darby is the Director of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. He blogs at darbyDARNIT. And he’s an all around funny guy (I love the one where he’s reading O Magazine).

Personal Stories – Arts Orgs Need Not Apply?

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Working with arts organizations there are often concern that your constituent stories aren’t as impactful. million likes surely someone touting the effect of music and art on their lives can get just as many. If a mother or counselor calls you to express gratitude for that after school program, that summer art camp that kept her child off the streets or the guitar class in the gym on Saturdays, dig in. Annual Fund Fundraising Arts & Cultural museum

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The Art of Closing the Fundraising Ask

NonProfit Hub

Like most things in fundraising, mastering the art of the close is about staying donor-centric. The post The Art of Closing the Fundraising Ask appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Goodbye Consulting, Hello Museum of Art & History!

Museum 2.0

As of May 2, I will be the executive director of the Museum of Art & History at McPherson Center in Santa Cruz, CA (here's the press release ). And then I started learning about the situation at the Museum of Art & History (MAH) in downtown Santa Cruz. Museum of Art and Histor

Arts Assessment: Let's Stop "Proving" and Start Improving

Museum 2.0

Research and assessment is rare in the arts, and it tends to focus on "proving" our value. Studies of how arts participation affects student test scores. And given what I''ve seen on micro and macro-levels in arts funding and power, I don''t think this strategy is working.

Are the Arts Habit-Forming?

Museum 2.0

Imagine this situation: You go to an arts event, one of a type you rarely or never take part in. There's been a lot of innovation in arts programming in the last few years. How do you form an arts habit? There aren't ads on TV talking about how great it is to get lost in art.

Digital Museums Reconsidered: Exploring the Walker Art Center Website Redesign

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Last week, the Walker Art Center launched a major website redesign , which museum geeks are hailing as "a potential paradigm shift for institutional websites," ( Seb Chan ) and an "earth-shaking game changer" ( Museumnerd ). is not about the Walker Art Center.

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The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Whose Room is This?

Museum 2.0

This month, I'm sharing a few chapters from my new book The Art of Relevance to celebrate its release. An art form. Book: The Art of RelevanceRead more online and buy your own copy today.

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

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Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson where I learned about some of the preliminary study result he discovered. Arts organizations are not alone in this.

5 Ways Arts & Cultural Organizations Should be Using QR Codes

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Integrated Marketing Arts & Cultural eMail marketing for nonprofits fundraising ideas qr code ticketing QR codes, short for quick response codes, are the perfect way to get patrons (and potential patrons) more information about your organization. They connect your offline marketing with your online content. You can direct constituents to buy tickets on your website, become a member, register for an event, make a donation, or sign up to be a volunteer.

Inspiring Loyalty: Donor Stewardship in Arts and Culture

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Sara Woldt is an MBA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Bolz Center for Arts Administration with career interests in marketing and development. Stewardship is often discussed as it relates to university advancement and is more rarely discussed in terms of arts and cultural organizations. Stewardship Arts & Cultural donor retention fundraising tips

The Art of Petition Delivery


So you got 10,000 people to sign your petition - awesome! Now let the fun begin. We all know that petitions are effective for list growth and influencing policy when combined with a strategic campaign plan. But really, what to do with all those juicy signatures to move your issue? Join Care2 and Salsa Labs on a ''tour de petition'' as we explore how organizations like Protect Our Defenders, ForestEthics, Environmental Defense Fund and more are making the most out of their hard earned signatures.

ASKing about Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Interview with Shelley Bernstein and Sara Devine

Museum 2.0

The pilots showed us visitors were looking for a personal connection with our staff, wanted to talk about the art on view, and wanted that dialogue to be dynamic and speak to their needs directly. Our visitors were telling us they wanted personal connection and they wanted to talk about art.

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

Museum 2.0

I thought about all of this when reading about the recent incident at the Perez Art Museum Miami, where artist Maximo Carminero smashed a vase by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei in an unauthorized act of visitor participation. But art museums are coming back from the dead.

Is social media an art or a science?

John Haydon

So is it an art or is it a science? The short answer here is that every component within a social media strategy both is a science and a art. So maybe… Social Media is an Art. But posting and publishing works of art is a waste if no one comes to the exhibit.

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Why Do We Interpret Art and Science So Differently?

Museum 2.0

If we're talking about an an artist working in the context of an art museum, it's likely that the genius' work will be presented with minimal interpretation. Labels will reference the importance of her work in the context of the art world. A genius has just created a major body of work.

5 Nonprofit Trends at Arts and Cultural Organizations

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As always, I read this article through the lens of our arts and cultural customers. As a result, I put together my perspective on this game changing technology for arts and cultural organizations. What other trends are you seeing in arts and cultural technology for 2014?

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