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"It Takes a Village..." Why Aetna Supports STEAM Education
May 21, 2015 0 Comments
On May 7, 2015, Americans for the Arts attended a STEAM Assembly in New York City hosted by VH1 Save the Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring music programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness...
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Classical Ballet is Coming to Your Workplace
Apr 27, 2015 0 Comments
Classical ballet is coming to your workplace,” says ballerina Karis Scarlette, founder of En Avant Ballet, in a recent blog post for the Guardian. For employees seated at a computer all day, “ballet’s continual movement patterns...
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Make Your 2015 New Year’s Resolution Count: Use Art to Boost Employee Morale
Dec 30, 2014 0 Comments
What better way to kick off 2015 than by engaging your employees and boosting morale among the ranks? Some of the best CEOs and companies know that the arts are the perfect conduit for satisfaction in the workplace.   Fast...
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Time Warner Inc. Honors Volunteers
Jun 06, 2014 0 Comments
Employees of Time Warner Inc., a  2006 BCA 10 honoree and 2007 BCA Hall of Fame inductee, gathered this past Tuesday, June 3, in the name of corporate volunteering. The Richard D. Parsons Community Impact Awards, now in its 33rd...
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The New Face of Volunteering
May 29, 2014 0 Comments
The old model of employee engagement and volunteerism is quickly fading. In a world where everyone can be an artist, a creator, an inventor, or a key player in a project far-removed from his or her own experience, volunteering...
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Thursday, May 29 - ABC/NY Presents a Day of Tweets on Employee Engagement
May 28, 2014 0 Comments
The Arts & Business Council of New York (ABC/NY) is talking employee engagement on Twitter this Thursday, May 29th! Join the conversation starting at 9:00am ET as we dedicate the day to talking about how employee engagement through...
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Cincinnati's ArtsWave Raises Over $12 Million in Support of the Arts
Apr 28, 2014 0 Comments
ArtsWave, one of the nation’s oldest united arts funds based in Cincinnati, announced that their recently completed 2014 campaign has been the most successful to date. The campaign saw community contributions of more than $12...
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Get in the "Arts Zone" with 'AutoZone: The Opera'
Mar 14, 2014 0 Comments
How does AutoZone get in the "arts zone"? By presenting 'AutoZone: The Opera', of course!   It may come as a surprise that the American automotive parts and accessories retailer is not just obsessed with carborators and fan...
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Nashville Attorneys Beautify Old School Bus for Local Bicycle Rental Service
Oct 29, 2013 0 Comments
(Photos courtesy of Stacey Irvin, April 2013)   What happens when you combine lawyers on lunch break with paintbrushes and an old school bus? In downtown Nashville, this mix resulted in a unique collaboration between two law...
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Art-Making by Corporate Executives
Sep 19, 2013 0 Comments
How many of Richmond’s corporate executives make art in their spare time? What percentage paint landscapes or play in a band or write poetry? Are their artistic pursuits of any real value to their companies? Does the fact that...
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Exec Boards to Fretboards: Austin's Corporate Battle of the Bands
May 14, 2013 0 Comments
(Photo Credit: Ben Hines)   This past April, Austin’s most unlikely musicians, including doctors and software engineers, took the stage to raise funds for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), a local non-profit organization...
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In Philanthropists’ Shoes: Three Perspectives on Being Genuine From Luxury Brands and High Net Worth Individuals
May 09, 2013 0 Comments
While corporate philanthropy has long ago shifted from community charity to strategic, carefully designed programs, a fundamental question of authenticity can undermine the soundest strategies.   If the association between...
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The Arts are Definitely Good for Business
Apr 29, 2013 0 Comments
Final article in a three-part series on the value of nonprofit arts and culture organizations to local governments.   In previous articles published in the January/February and March 2013 PM magazines, I wrote about how nonprofit...
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Corporate Diversity Training Takes the Stage
Jan 08, 2013 0 Comments
Bloomberg Businessweek recently featured an article on the Mirage Hotel & Casino's new diversity training program. Instead of cajoling employees to participate in the optional diversity training program, the company had employees...
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