Making Special Events Donors Feel Special

What’s So Special About Special Events Attendees?

Compared to the other ArtsHackers pros, I’m a newbie to this field.  But, in my short time, I realize that special events are… “special”.  I love attending a gala party, running in the charity 5k, purchasing something in that silent auction.  But running that gala party, charity 5k or silent auction is a different story.  Silent auctions in particular kind of suck the soul out of my body. My boss likes to say “We are in the special events business; all our concerts are special events! So why do we have to … Read more

Nine Practices for Building Arts Audiences - Wallace Foundation

Nine Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences

A few months ago, the Wallace Foundation presented a forum with NEA Chair Jane Chu (who I absolutely think is a rock star diva) and 3 other arts leaders talking about building arts audiences.  Some great, great thoughts to ponder and takeaways (“Creativity doesn’t stop at the stage, but continues into the administration” ~ Robert Battle; “Honor the individual, your participation matters” ~ James Houghton). Check out the conversation on twitter using #buildingartsaudiences. Pre-conversation though, the Wallace Foundation announced a new study on Strategies for Expanding Arts Audiences and a $40 million … Read more

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