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Take Pride in Your Engagement Efforts All Year Round

It’s always interesting to see the various advertising campaigns directed towards the LGBTQ market during the month of June and during pride festivals around the world over the summer. I recently came across a fascinating article from June 22 by Alex Mayyasi in The Atlantic called “How Subarus Came to Be Seen as Cars for Lesbians”, which talked about how the brand began cultivating its gay-friendly image way back in the mid-1990s. And while arts organizations have generally been supportive of the LGBTQ community for longer than their corporate counterparts, it’s still far too easy … Read more

Ask Your Doctor If This Non-Profit Funding Model Is Right For You

We frequently read discussions about the need to communicate the differences between the business models of for-profit and non-profits. What there is less conversation about is the differences in business models among non-profits. If you are looking at another non-profit organization and trying to replicate what they do in terms of fundraisers and earned revenue sources without success, it could be because you don’t understand what the best funding model may be for your type of organization. A piece in the Stanford Social Innovation Review identifies 10 general funding models for non-profits … Read more

Your Guide To Great Community Project Guides

Your Guide To Great Community Project Guides

If you have been inspired by all the great community projects you see different arts groups doing and dream of doing something similar, but don’t know where to start, Minnesota based Springboard for the Arts has you covered with their Creative Exchange site. In particular, the Toolkit section of the site has guides written by the creators of various projects from across the country to help you do what they did.  All of the toolkits are free, though some have fees for additional materials and services like DVD videos and consultations. The … Read more

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