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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?

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#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.

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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”. 8 p.m.,

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.

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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.

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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. Nonprofit Management Arts & Cultural Pricing Strategy

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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.

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.

The Art of Social Media Listening


The Art of Listening from Jason Falls. A good refresher by Jason Falls. ————– ( photo credit ).

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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? Have you ever paid $6 or $7 for a bottle of water at a theme park?

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#40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking

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Today’s session was on information overload and single tasking. Work on each story or topic until you are finished and go to the next.

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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. Annual Fund Fundraising Arts & Cultural museum to participate in an event. Of course we know this is not the case!

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The Art of Innovation


The Art of Innovation. I was asked recently as part of an interview what my favorite quote is. What do you think? Jump to the next curve.

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The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

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Design must comes first. Finally, you identify next steps and follow up. Designing A Participatory Hook for a Virtual Meeting. Facilitation

The Art of Tidying of Your Online Professional Network Connections

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These principles are still true today, but a lot of changed with the adoption of online professional social networking sites such as LinkedIn.

The Fine Art of “Satisficing” for Nonprofits

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We have to look at perfect vs fast. Learning how to design effective fast experiments is something that we also have to iterate on. link].

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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? But wait, paper??? What do you think?

Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Imitate the Art of Corporate Branding

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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. In 1970, the Antells built a home that most would call bizarre and others might call original. Allow me to excerpt each of their views.

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. Flickr Image by theamarand. What is micro content anyway? Tools.

Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

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Flickr Photo by Soyignatius. ” I love that phrase coined by my friends at Upwell. This is what builds thought leadership and attention.

The Art of Closing the Fundraising Ask

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Like most things in fundraising, mastering the art of the close is about staying donor-centric. You can reserve your free copy today. Educate.

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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.

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. Beyond the Gift.

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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. Recruit Volunteers.

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Goodbye Consulting, Hello Museum of Art & History!

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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 ).

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

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Research and assessment is rare in the arts, and it tends to focus on "proving" our value. Economic impact studies. That is a given.

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. Are the same trends applicable? Mobile. Analytics. Software.

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Embracing a More Diverse Audience in Arts and Culture

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If arts and cultural nonprofits fail to cultivate more diverse audiences, they risk decreased attendance and bankruptcy. Diversify Leadership.

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. Whose Room is This?

The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

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Nonprofit Fundraising annual fund annual giving Arts & Cultural donor retention fundraising appeals fundraising events stewardshipAppeals.

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Are the Arts Habit-Forming?

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Imagine this situation: You go to an arts event, one of a type you rarely or never take part in. How do you form an arts habit?

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Digital Museums Reconsidered: Exploring the Walker Art Center Website Redesign

Museum 2.0 is not about the Walker Art Center. It is the Walker Art Center, in digital form. Now, I think I'm starting to get it.

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

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National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering for Arts Organizations , Guest Post by Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson.

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

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Our visitors were telling us they wanted personal connection and they wanted to talk about art. Goal 2: Looking closer at works of art.

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? Gain media exposure. Engage your members.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events

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Come join the Arts & Cultural conversation in the Altru Community! Using the phone’s GPS and camera, players are able to collect Pokémon.

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The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: How the London Science Museum Became More Relevant to Deaf Families

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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 programs

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

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It is not acceptable to walk into a museum and destroy another artist''s work of art. But art museums are coming back from the dead.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2 billion in total fundraising and $2.2 and online giving grew 9.2% About 7.1%

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Advocating from Anywhere: How to Make Your Mission Heard by the Masses

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Advocacy Arts & Cultural Museum Advocacy Day MuseumsAdvocacy is a way to showcase your organization’s mission while solving a problem at the same time. With a plan and resources, you can arm your biggest supporters with the tools they need to be stewards for your cause. But how do you create an advocacy program that actually works?