The Art of Naming

Forum One

The art of naming comes with many challenges, but it can also be lots of fun deciding on a name that is timeless and represents the brand vision of your organization. The post The Art of Naming appeared first on Forum One | Turn Ideas Into Impact

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Using the Arts to Support Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Leaders of nonprofits all have a few things in common – we believe in dedicating ourselves to working for the common good, money isn’t always the bottom line for us when it comes to our work, and we’re convinced that if we could get enough people to hear the stories of the life-changing work happening […]. Events

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How to Get Your Visitors to Post About Your Arts and Cultural Organization


A genuine social media shout out from a happy visitor is fantastic for marketing your arts and cultural institution; consider it like a testimonial but not as arduous to solicit. Coming up with social media content for arts and cultural organizations can sometimes be challenging.

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A Guide to bbcon 2021 Virtual for Arts & Cultural Organizations


bbcon 2021 Virtual , happening October 13–15, will bring together thousands of arts & cultural professionals from zoos, museums, aquaria, performing arts organizations, gardens, and beyond for three days of cutting-edge thought leadership, virtual peer networking and unforgettable experiences.

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Zen and the Art of the Nonprofit Donation Receipt


The post Zen and the Art of the Nonprofit Donation Receipt appeared first on Qgiv Blog. Writing an effective nonprofit donation receipt is important, but it doesn’t have to be stressful!

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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


Similar to the list I shared for nonprofits focusing on education , arts and culture tends to be a very popular issue area for American foundations. The large difference is that most funders tend to direct a majority of their arts funding to local and regional organizations.

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OnDemand – Stewardship & The Art of Thank You

NonProfit PRO

Watch on-demand as fundraising expert Erin Crotty from CharityEngine shares insights and tactics for improving stewardship through the art of Thank You – for mid-level and large givers. In case you missed it!

OnDemand – Stewardship and The Art of Thank You

NonProfit PRO

Watch on-demand as fundraising expert Erin Crotty from CharityEngine shares insights and tactics for improving stewardship through the art of Thank You – for mid-level and large givers. In case you missed it!

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


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. Their incubator, arts fellowship, and public policy dialogue programs encourage socially engaged creatives to advance their talents and visions, transforming their inspiration into impact. CRM arts and culture

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Webinar: Stewardship & the Art of Saying Thank You – May 20

NonProfit PRO

Statistics say it takes 7 personal touches to go from a first gift to the second. Join CharityEngine’s Erin Crotty, as she shows how to set up a system of demonstrating gratefulness for your various donor types: sustainers, new donors, annual fund donors, and more

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The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop

Charity Village

The post The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop appeared first on CharityVillage.

The art of effective digital workplaces: Communication styles

Charity Village

The post The art of effective digital workplaces: Communication styles appeared first on CharityVillage. Want to learn more about how to effectively communicate with your team? We’ve partnered with Keela and Imagine Canada to present a free webinar on May 20.

Why & How to Bring Back the Lost Art of Listening

WBT Systems

Why & How to Bring Back the Lost Art of Listening. Read more about Why & How to Bring Back the Lost Art of Listening

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Fur-Bearers Arts & Science Scholarship now accepting applications for 2021

Charity Village

The Fur-Bearers Arts & Science Scholarship was created in 2021 to support individuals who are committed to improving co-existence with wildlife in Canada. The post Fur-Bearers Arts & Science Scholarship now accepting applications for 2021 appeared first on CharityVillage.

Building Immersive, Innovative Digital Experiences for Arts and Culture

Forum One

Arts organizations serve as a vital heartbeat for local communities, infusing creativity, transforming spaces, and bringing together diverse audiences. The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts: Elevating a world-class cultural landmark.

Boston Arts Academy Foundation Names Avid CEO Jeff Rosica Board Chairman; Lee Pelton Named Chairman Emeritus

NonProfit PRO

Boston Arts Academy Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises essential funds for Boston Arts Academy (BAA), announced the election of Avid Technology CEO and President Jeff Rosica to Board Chairman.

6 Creative Program Ideas for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

On a recent trip to Chicago, I checked out the Museum of Contemporary Art. As I walked around delighting in the weirdness that is contemporary art, I realized how advantageous it can be to not have any permanent exhibits. Arts & Cultural arts programming membership strategy

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Leadership Lessons From The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Seven Arts Of Change book by David Shaner is all about leading business transformation that lasts. Change Leadership David Shaner Effective Listening Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How To Listen Listening The Seven Arts Of Change

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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 book, Cheryl Cran. Change Change Leadership Cheryl Cran Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership The Art of Change Leadership

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TLA for Arts: Emanuel Arts Council


Moving from paper systems to tech daunts a small arts organization. Since its founding 38 years ago, the Emanuel Arts Council (EAC) has worked to provide art and cultural activities and arts education to enrich the lives and. Kim Roth. Out-Word, LLC. read more

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Arts & Cultural Takeaways from bbcon 2019

Connection Cafe

It’s been nearly two months since bbcon 2019 in Nashville, and I’m still thinking about the live music, inspiring mainstage content, and incredible sessions delivered in the Arts & Cultural track. With 150+ attendees from the Arts & Cultural community in attendance, we had so many great opportunities for sharing best practices and rallying around big ideas in our space. Arts & Cultural arts fundraising bbcon bbcon 2019

Mastering the Art of Writing Course & Product Descriptions

WBT Systems

Mastering the Art of Writing Course & Product Descriptions. Read more about Mastering the Art of Writing Course & Product Descriptions

3 Lessons Arts & Cultural Organizations Can Learn from Retail

Connection Cafe

Being new to the arts & cultural space (career-wise, not interest-wise), I’ve been doing a lot of reading to get a better understanding of this industry. What’s surprised me are the parallels I see with other industries – namely retail where I was most recently focused – and it got me thinking: what can arts & cultural organizations learn from the retail industry? What are they doing, and can we apply the same concepts in arts & cultural?

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A Guide to bbcon 2020 for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Though we’re disappointed to not be exploring Seattle with all of our awesome Arts and Cultural friends, we are super excited for our first-ever virtual bbcon 2020 ! Arts & Cultural bbcon bbcon 2020

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Turning Waste into Beautiful Art

Tech Soup Blog

I'm thrilled to say that one of our winning 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest submissions is TechSoup member Cary Creative Center , or "C3," an organization working to save materials from the landfill by turning them into beautiful art. Betsy Dassau, C3's founder and executive director, believes in the power of art. As Betsy says, "One of the things we say about art is that it's a universal language. "There is no such thing as 'away.'

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The Art Of Being Indispensable At Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today brings author Bruce Tulgan’s latest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work. It’s all about how to win influence, beat overcommitment, and get the right things done in your workplace.

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How the Currier Museum of Art Prepared for Its Reopening

Connection Cafe

We sent weekly Membership Monday emails; created a new space online and on social media with story time, art activities, curatorial walk throughs; provided holiday meals for purchase from our café each month; and hosted Zoom talks with artists from our collection.

Predictions for a Post-Pandemic Future for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

As we head into the final months of 2020, some parts of the country are opening up more than others, consumers are itching to get out of their homes, and arts and culture organizations are at a pivotal moment in planning for their comeback.

Top #GivingTuesday Takeaways for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Museums or performing arts centers can do the same but ask their followers to name new statues or caption new pieces of art. Arts & Cultural Nonprofit Fundraising #GivingTuesday arts fundraising Giving Tuesday tips year-end fundraising tipsThe results are in – and this year was the biggest # GivingTuesday yet! GivingTuesday Data Collaborative?reports reports that in the U.S.?online

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Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

I had a total fan-girl moment meeting Colleen when she delivered the Arts & Cultural track’s keynote at bbcon 2019 in Nashville last October. These are just a few of the countless women in the arts and cultural space who we we’re grateful to work with.

Protecting Wild Lands Through Art

Tech Soup Blog

Braided River combines the arts of photography and literature to create books, media campaigns, and museum exhibits about preserving North America's wild places. TechSoup member Braided River has used a TechSoup donation of Adobe Creative Cloud to astounding effect. Braided River, a Seattle-based nonprofit publishing company, has undertaken 16 conservation projects to date with just three staff people.

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The Best Digital Art Software For Drawing & Painting of 2021

Find the free stuff

Are you stranded on the best digital art software you can use? Well, why not use digital art software for. The post The Best Digital Art Software For Drawing & Painting of 2021 appeared first on Well, in this article you will learn about the ten best that will make your creative work easy. This will help unleash your creativity. Have you ever thought of bringing your artistic creativity to life?

Nonprofits of the Month :: March 2010 :: Modern and Contemporary Art

Nonprofit Tech for Good

March’s theme is Modern and Contemporary Art. Below are 5 museums throughout the world that are creatively utilizing social media: Twitter: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Lima. Facebook: Moscow Museum of Modern Art. MySpace: Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Flickr: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. YouTube: Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

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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. And many of the categories are perfect for Arts and Cultural Organizations to showcase their awesomeness! I have 1021 pins.

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Introducing: The Art of Relevance

Museum 2.0

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. I hope you will read The Art of Relevance. Book: The Art of RelevanceKid-tested, nonprofit-approved. It's official. I suggest at this point that you stop reading this post and go buy it. Right now. Not convinced?

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7 Ways for Arts & Cultural Organizations to Retain Members

Connection Cafe

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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The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobson

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. Change Change Leadership David Shaner Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership The Seven Arts Of Change

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#GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

Connection Cafe

Arts and Cultural organizations are capitalizing on this giving movement by creating a clear call-to-action attached to customized campaigns. Don’t let it pass without acting and have fun building your Arts & Culture campaign. Arts & Cultural Nonprofit #GivingTuesday #GivingZooDay Aquariums end of year fundraising giving tuesday Museums ZoosApproaching its seventh year, #GivingTuesday’s success isn’t slowing down and only increasing in donor participation.

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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. Depending on your point of view, these organizations are seen as a last gasp of a dying model, or proof that, despite the arts industry’s best efforts to kill it, subscriptions are still viable. Art cannot meaningfully exist without an audience.

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Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizations – A Donor Story

Connection Cafe

Maybe think about activities you could support that would offer parents a place for their kids to go and learn, like a movie series, art classes, or a small-scale concert. Instead of an event, create a little scavenger hunt for kids to complete as they walk through your historic mansion or art museum, to make it fun for kids to explore and learn. My inclination toward the arts and cultural world was naturally occurring.

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). I had a chance to spend time with Petri at SXSW this year where we talked about how Make-a-Wish Foundation of American is using social media as part of their digital strategy.

Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

Connection Cafe

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? Fortunately, there is a way to help you target your marketing and arts fundraising resources and begin fostering relationships with potential donors. One of my favorites has been pioneered by the National Center for Arts Research.

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One Mom’s Tips for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

As I think about arts & cultural institutions, I realize that my family is an ideal target for these organizations. What does our consumption of arts & cultural organizations look like? For performing arts, maybe something as simple as adding a reminder to my calendar on the day and time tickets go on sale. Here are some ways that arts & cultural organizations can address the desire for something different.

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