Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

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Almost every arts organization would say that audience development is vital to their long term viability. Arts and cultural organizations are left wondering: Who should we focus on because they have the potential to become long-term patrons?

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7 Ways for Arts & Cultural Organizations to Retain Members

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Members are the catalyst of your arts or cultural organization. Arts & Cultural Aquariums Donor Stewardship Gardens Museums performing arts sustaining members ZoosThey believe in your staff, your mission and support your goals. And while attracting new members is a never-ending process, retaining existing members is equally as important.

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Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations

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Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management. CRM arts and culture

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Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art

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Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. CRM arts and culture

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Inconveniently, Subscriptions Still Sustain the Arts

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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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The Art of Relevance is Now Available For Free on the Web (and Here's Why)

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You can now read all the chapters in The Art of Relevance for free online. You can still buy The Art of Relevance as a paperback, ebook, or audiobook--but you can also read any chapter, any time, online. Book: The Art of RelevanceIt's finally here!

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Introducing: The Art of Relevance

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My new book, The Art of Relevance , is now available and ready to move from my computer to your hands. WHAT'S IN IT The Art of Relevance is about how mission-based institutions can matter more to more people. The Art of Relevance is not a how-to. Book: The Art of Relevance

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Can Public Art Increase Civic Participation?

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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.

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The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

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Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

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Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. How do you convince someone to donate to your arts organization?

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Embracing a More Diverse Audience 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. If arts and cultural nonprofits fail to cultivate more diverse audiences, they risk decreased attendance and bankruptcy.

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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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#40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking

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[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising

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A while ago, I read a book called Influence Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini. In this book Cialdini wrote about why he was always duped into buying Girl Scout cookies. Each year, he was persuaded to buy more boxes than the year before.

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Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling

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The post Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Everyone has a favorite story.

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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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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The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

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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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Arts nonprofit? Read this now!

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There’s a new resource for people in nonprofit arts whose work involves technology. I am extremely excited to be helping start a NonProfit Arts Community of Practice through the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). PLEASE JOIN and/or share with your arts colleagues. HEADS UP!

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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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The Art Of Change Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the new book, Cheryl Cran.

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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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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.

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The Art of Innovation

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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 Relevance Sneak Peek: Whose Room is This?

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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.

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? Art iPads from Darien Library - YouTube

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? Art iPads from Darien Library - YouTube : Published on Nov 11, 2013 Darien Library is offering iPads loaded with apps and programs designed to allow users the opportunity to explore the relationship between art and technology.

The art of attracting corporate sponsorship for nonprofits

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"This is so hot that it's scorching. People want to purchase from companies that give back to the community. If you change lives in a positive way, that's cause-related marketing." Hollander (The Wealthy Bag Lady) on cause related marketing.Hunting for corporate sponsorship can be a tedious task. Yes, there are companies out there with big purses, but they typically have a long list of strings attached with them.

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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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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.

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The Top 4 Challenges Facing Arts and Cultural Organizations

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Integrated Marketing Arts & Cultural Membership online ticketing ticketing Guest post by Jonathon Leeke, Product Manager at Blackbaud. .

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Art Basel Teams With Kickstarter to Fund Small Art Groups – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Art Basel Teams With Kickstarter to Fund Small Art Groups – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Art Basel, the international modern- and contemporary-art show known for its focus on high-end works and wealthy patrons, has joined with Kickstarter to attract investment in smaller, experimental cultural projects, writes The New York Times.

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Major Gifts Prospecting Tips for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects Wealth Screening Arts & CulturalHow do we find larger donors to cultivate for major gifts from our existing donor pool? Who amongst our list of smaller donors looks like they could be a major gift donor to our nonprofit?

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The Marriage of Art and Technology - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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The Marriage of Art and Technology - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "Suitable Technologies recently partnered with eight U.S. The eight inclusive museums include San Francisco’s de Young Museum, Seattle Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, San Diego Air and Space Museum, San Diego Museum of Man, San Jose’s Computer History Museum, and the University of South Dakota’s Natural History Museum.

Coming to Your Town, The Art of Relevance in Hand

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Maybe you've been feeling this way about coming to an event related to The Art of Relevance. Book: The Art of RelevanceCo-pilot sadly not attending these events. One of the basic criteria for relevance has to do with effort.

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The Art of Gathering: A Fabulous Book to Help You Host Better Meetings and Events

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Priya Parker's wonderful book The Art of Gathering shares the core principles of how to drive. Here are my three big takeaways from The Art of Gathering : Hosting is an exercise in courageous leadership. I remember the first staff meeting I ever ran.

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: What IS Relevance?

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This month, I'm sharing a few chapters from my new book The Art of Relevance in advance of its release. Book: The Art of Relevance relevanceI wrote this book because of a fundamental curiosity about what relevance is and how it works.

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Announcing The Art of Relevance Audiobook! Get Your for Free Today.

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Last year, when I released The Art of Relevance , people asked if there was an audiobook version in the works. So I am thrilled to announce that The Art of Relevance audiobook is now available for YOU to listen to on Audible , Amazon , and iTunes. Book: The Art of Relevance Quick Hits

Art & Science of Moves Management

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If fundraising is part art and part science, CRM is the science. The real art of fundraising is creating meaningful touches to move a prospect closer to a gift. Author: Rachel Muir. Does your moves management program look something like this line up from The Usual Suspects ?

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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

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