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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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Arts and Community Development: Connections Matter to Funders
Jun 27, 2013 0 Comments
As corporate giving for the arts turns a corner post-recession, arts organizations like ours, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF), view the development with cautious optimism. Every three years, Business Committee for...
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The 2013 BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts
Jun 25, 2013 0 Comments
(Please visit the pARTnership Movement research page for a more detailed survey viewing experience.)   Business support for the arts was up between 2009 and 2012, with cash plus non-cash giving increasing 18 percent according...
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At Last, A Ray of Hope
Jun 20, 2013 0 Comments
There is no doubt that the arts have faced, and continue to face, challenging times. Subscription numbers trend downward, putting increased pressure on each show to be a hit and sell lots of individual tickets. Total contributed...
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Do Business Executives Believe Artistic Pursuits Add Value to Their Work?
Jan 25, 2013 0 Comments
Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class is now 11 years old, and the notion that left-brained corporate types can benefit from right-brained creative types is acknowledged as gospel.   Although Florida’s work has resulted...
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What's Better than a List? A List of Lists!
Oct 26, 2012 0 Comments
The latest CECP (Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy) Giving in Numbers study, conducted in association with The Conference Board, shows that giving to the arts continues to receive 5% of the allocations from corporations...
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The Arts Mean Business: Interpreting Arts & Economic Prosperity IV
Jun 15, 2012 0 Comments
During the Arts & Economic Prosperity IV launch last Friday, Randy Cohen announced the findings of American’s for the Arts fourth economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. As the...
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What Counts in Corporate Giving
Jun 07, 2012 0 Comments
The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) recently released The Global Guide to What Counts: A Defining Moment for Corporate Giving, which will enable a major shift away from corporations’ reliance on various country...
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Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value
May 14, 2012 0 Comments
Increasing Impact, Enhancing Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Leading Corporate Philanthropy was just released by The Council on Foundations.   The goal of the report is to: Create a new narrative for corporate philanthropy...
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Arts: The Mother of Invention
May 03, 2012 0 Comments
Every morning, I turn on the treadmill, tune into the Today Show and run until I bank 150 calories to earn a glass of Chardonnay at the end of the day.   Matt Lauer and the NBC crew are usually just eye candy and background...
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Getting Big Results from pARTnerships with Small and Midsize Businesses
Apr 26, 2012 0 Comments
Did you know that in 2009, 69 percent of business support for the arts came from businesses with annual revenues of less than $1 million dollars and that another 24 percent came from businesses with less than $50 million in annual...
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