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The Arts Mean Business
May 07, 2015 0 Comments
Supporting the arts is good for business. As Jay H. Dick, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts, states in a blog post for the National League of Cities, “cities of all sizes that, even...
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Does Your Company Need An Artist? Chicago Booth School of Business Says: Yes!
Mar 03, 2015 0 Comments
Creativity is among the top applied skills sought by employers. Ready to Innovate, a 2008 study by The Conference Board and Americans for the Arts, found that 72% of companies that give to the arts recognize that it stimulates...
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Business Giving is on the Rise, According to Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition
Oct 22, 2014 0 Comments
CECP, in association with The Conference Board, has recently released Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition, the leading annual analysis of corporate giving and employee engagement patterns. What are the new trends in corporate...
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Corporate Giving is Down According to Giving USA
Jun 25, 2014 0 Comments
The 2014 Giving USA: Annual Report on Philanthropy, published by the Giving USA Foundation, has just been released. Giving USA is the longest-running, most comprehensive report on business philanthropy in America. The complete...
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INFOGRAPHIC: CECP Shows Corporate Societal Engagement is a Sound Business Strategy
May 20, 2014 0 Comments
CECP has released the inaugural Giving in Numbers Brief, drawn from company-reported data to the Giving in Numbers Survey, conducted in association with The Conference Board, which presents an annual profile of corporate philanthropy...
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Friday Is the New Tuesday, and Other Observations on the “New Normal” in the Nonprofit Arts Sector
Jan 16, 2014 0 Comments
In the waning days of 2013, an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer cited examples of performing arts organizations experimenting with curtain times, holding some weeknight performances as early as 6:30 pm instead of the long-...
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Business Support for the Arts
Jan 09, 2014 0 Comments
It is not coincidental that New York is a business and cultural capital; business and the arts are one. Arts and culture improve livability, drive tourism and economic development, and make the city desirable for businesses and...
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Beck's Beer Commissions "State of the Arts" Study: Young Adults Say Art is In, Museums are Out
Dec 06, 2013 0 Comments
Beck's Beer, the most popular German beer brand in the world and longtime friend of the arts, has announced the results of the inaugural Beck's State of the Arts Study. The study examines American attitudes toward art and the...
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Small Business Rocks
Aug 29, 2013 0 Comments
Warren Buffet had it right when he committed to giving away more than half his money to charity. “If you’re in the luckiest one percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent.”  And...
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Business Committee for the Arts Says Corporate Support Has Rebounded From 2006 Levels (From FORBES)
Jul 31, 2013 0 Comments
In the following article, Jane Levere of Forbes Magazine (the leading bi-weekly source for business news and financial information) comments on the BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts, citing that the percentage...
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Positive Trends in Arts and Culture Funding—At Least on the Surface
Jul 12, 2013 0 Comments
(Photo credit: Nonprofit Quarterly.) On the heels of the Giving USA finding that arts and culture was America’s fastest-growing philanthropic cause in 2012, Americans for the Arts (AFTA) has reported an uptick in business support...
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What Americans Think About Creativity and Risk
Jul 11, 2013 0 Comments
Last month, I attended the annual conference of Americans for the Arts in Pittsburgh, which was focused around the question, “Why are the arts the best kept secret when it comes to building healthy, diverse, and engaged communities?”...
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Blinding Flash of the Obvious: Insight on the BCA National Survey
Jul 09, 2013 0 Comments
Two weeks ago, standing in front of a group of arts and business leaders gathered for the release of the 2013 BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts, Mark Shugoll, CEO of Shugoll Research, reported that business...
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Turning the BCA Survey Stats into a Tale Worth Sharing
Jul 01, 2013 0 Comments
You’ve just received a fresh copy of the BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts. “It’s so beautiful,” you think to yourself, as you peruse its rainbow-clad pages filled with valuable information about business-to-...
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