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

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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.

A Guide to bbcon 2020 for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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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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Arts & Cultural Takeaways from bbcon 2019

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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

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6 Creative Program Ideas for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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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. That experience got me thinking about other ways arts and cultural organizations are innovating with their programs. From food festivals to light shows to lectures, there’ve never been more options for arts and cultural programming.

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Top #GivingTuesday Takeaways for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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While we’re still calculating how much of that total cultural organizations raised, here are some campaigns that stood out: . Taking a different approach, the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature , the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, partnered with a local couple who are matching donations dollar for do llar up to $25,000 given before December 31. . The results are in – and this year was the biggest # GivingTuesday yet!

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3 Lessons Arts & Cultural Organizations Can Learn from Retail

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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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#GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

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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 Zoos

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One Mom’s Tips for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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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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Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizations – A Donor Story

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You gravitated toward the museum, zoo, gallery, symphony, cultural management organization because of your roots. 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.

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

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International Women’s Day , a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, is happening this Sunday, March 8 — and while the Blackbaud Arts & Cultural team and I tr y to live every day in its spirit, we’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize a handful of the women leaders in our community who we admire and whose achievements inspire us to continue to strive for a more equal world. .

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. Database and CRM systems for arts and cultural organizations should offer the capability for several key tasks: 1. Keep your work funded Exposure to arts and culture educates, builds community, broadens horizons, and enriches lives. CRM arts and culture

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Resources to Guide Arts and Cultural Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As an arts and cultural organization, you are among the most trusted sources of information in today’s world. By sharing facts about how to lower the risk of contracting or spreading the disease, arts and cultural organizations can help keep their communities healthy and instill a sense of calm. . A rts and cultural organizations rely on people visiting them for much of their income. Arts & Cultural Specific Resources .

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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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4 Clever Ways to Recruit and Retain More Members at Arts & Cultural Organizations

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These aren’t just jokes for people who like art — they’re real membership categories at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston. Al though I live a thousand miles away, I almost bought a membership just to support their art puns. . This special event introduced me to some very cool interpretations of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, but also pointed me to another arts and cultural organization: Ballet Austin. Do you have “No Monet” ?

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3 Things Arts and Cultural Organizations Can Do to Make Visitors Feel More Comfortable When They Reopen

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I n her blog post “ What Will Make People Feel Safe Attending a Cultural Entity Again? ” Colleen Dilenschneider listed some of the factors that will make people feel comfortable visiting cultural organizations in a post-COVID-19 world. Colleen surfaces several insights that are out of the control of arts organizations , such as the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine and the government lifting travel, movement and access restrictions. .

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How the Currier Museum of Art Prepared for Its Reopening

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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.

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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. Nonprofit News #bbcon Arts Arts & Cultural MuseumsOne of my favorite times of year is fast approaching—bbcon.

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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. Become more involved in civic and cultural issues. Most importantly, these changes will ensure that arts and cultural organizations better serve their communities as they evolve in the future.

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Walk in Your Visitor’s Shoes: How to use the Buyer’s Journey to increase Attendance at your Arts & Cultural Organization

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Arts & c ultural organizations can use this framework to send the right messages to the right people at the right time. . Let’s consider each stage from a n arts & cultural point of view and for our purposes rename this a visitor’s journey. . Look for ways you can get exposure in the media – many local NPR affiliates will cover cultural events, particularly if they involve partnering with another organization or doing community outreach.

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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. Unique to the arts and cultural space is the need for leveraging mobile devices for tickets. Arts and cultural organizations are benefiting from the cloud because it allows them to take their data with them.

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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? Integrated Marketing Arts & Cultural Arts & Cultural Social Media instagram Pinterest

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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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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 looks different for every organization, but the process should be based on the organization’s culture, the needs of its donors and the capacity of its staff.

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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? 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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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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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. 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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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. . As a software product manager, the best part of my job is meeting with customers to understand how they manage their nonprofit, which helps inform our direction for new development.

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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. 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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The Google Cultural Institute and Arts Accessibility: Where Is It All Going? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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5 Steps to Content Marketing Success for Arts and Cultural Nonprofits

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How can arts and cultural organizations start leveraging content marketing? There are 5 steps to start a content marketing program at your arts and cultural organization. This is one of the places where arts and cultural organizations have an advantage because they have ticket sales data. Arts and cultural organizations have an unfair advantage when it comes to content creation.

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Nine Ways to Save More Time at Your Arts & Cultural Organization

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Devandra is a Consultant for Arts and Cultural organizations at Blackbaud and has spent the last 4 years helping nonprofits become more efficient in their operations. Nonprofit Management Arts & Cultural Membership ticketing Guest Blog by Devendra Shrikhande. Prior to Blackbaud, Devendra spent over 10 years in the nonprofit industry. .

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3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest

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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. I did a quick search for a few of Atrs and Cultural Organizations using Altru and almost every search returned images of your organizations.

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Embracing the Rush: Preparing for the Arts and Cultural Busy Seasons

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Membership Arts & Cultural fundraising ideas Last week Ginny Fitzgerald, the Director of Visitor Services and Membership at Chicago History Museum, joined us to host a webinar about how she prepares her team for peak attendance times. Ginny has over 17 years of experience in visitor services. Here’s Ginny’s advice for how your organization can best prepare for the seasonal rush that’s quickly approaching: 1. Summer Tourism.

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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? Check out our latest infographic below on the impact a donation to an arts organization makes on the local community. Fundraising Arts & Cultural end of year fundraising fundraising fundraising infographic infographic research

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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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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 is something that is core to the Disney culture but also something that you can take back to your organization today. This should be a core value of any arts and culture organization. And that’s why Blackbaud has worked hard to provide arts and cultural-specific solutions.

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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. In the performing arts, patrons that have a different willingness to pay for tickets to the same production can choose to purchase tickets in cheaper or more expensive price sections.

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Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

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Alan’s background as both a technology consultant and a CIO in museums and other cultural institutions meant he brought a unique perspective to a hot topic: technology implementations. As the Principal Consultant for Arts & Cultural organizations at Blackbaud, I am often asked – What makes a successful implementation of new technology in a nonprofit? During Alan’s session, he really focused on the importance of organization culture in technology projects.

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

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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. Nonprofit Technology Social Good #bbcon AR Arts & Cultural Augmented Reality Virtual RealityYou hear the buzz all over the place: augmented reality this, augmented reality that.

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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 peerIn 2011, in the name of raising money for the Special Olympics, I participated in the Polar Plunge.

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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. That’s why I love this blog post from TRG Arts , which pulls together arts pricing terms into one list with easy to understand definitions. While the blog post is targeted for performing arts organizations, many of them appeal to museums, zoos and aquariums as well.

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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. In much the same way, Dallas Museum of Art has taken the idea of gamification to distribute museum rewards as incentive. Integrated Marketing Membership Arts & Cultural Dallas Museum of Art ticket sales

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New Resources to Help Social Good Professionals Rethink Change

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Arts & Cultural Companies Faith Communities Foundations Healthcare Higher Education K-12 Schools Nonprofit Social Good resilient nonprofits rethink change2020 has been a rough year for many , to say the least.