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Charlotte Cultivates its Next Cultural Leaders
Jul 19, 2013 0 Comments
How do you identify emerging leaders and help them develop into productive volunteers and board candidates for cultural organizations in your community? For The Arts & Science Council of Charlotte, the answer lies in the organization’s...
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The Business of Business is Volunteering
May 16, 2013 0 Comments
When Capital One bought ING Direct last year in the first big bank acquisition since Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, the deal was subject to a high level of scrutiny. While regulators poured over the facts and figures, what...
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Strategies to Build Your Business Volunteer Army
Apr 18, 2013 0 Comments
Volunteers are a critical component of any arts organization. From ushers to fundraising, to pro-bono consulting and board service, volunteers expand the capacity of a nonprofit. Congruently, volunteering is a key component of...
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Introducing Flywheel, Sacramento's First Arts Incubator
Dec 06, 2012 0 Comments
On June 1, the Arts & Business Council (ABC) of Sacramento launched Flywheel, the region’s first creative economy incubator.   For 25 years, ABC of Sacramento has run the Business Volunteers for the Arts program, facilitating...
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In Pro Bono We Trust
Nov 15, 2012 0 Comments
The week before Hurricane Sandy turned the East Coast upside down, American Express and other companies joined the Taproot Foundation in celebrating Pro Bono Week.   We participated by hosting a Scope-a-thon, an effort to engage...
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Five Ways the Arts Can Combat Flat Corporate Giving
Sep 06, 2012 0 Comments
Fighting for corporate funding is always an uphill battle and, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any easier. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, charitable giving by America’s biggest...
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Private Sector Survey Says. . .
Aug 17, 2012 0 Comments
Are you interested in learning what our business-focused affiliates have been paying attention to this year?   Respondents of the annual Private Sector Survey were asked to answer questions regarding their programs and initiatives...
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Matching Gifts: A Good Cause to Stay
Jun 29, 2012 0 Comments
Author: Ryan Scott The Best Gift You Can Give Your Employees was originally posted on Forbes.   Telecommuting, competitive pay, stock options, extended vacation time, a gym, catered lunches and other attractive benefits will...
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Getting Strategic With Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
May 21, 2012 0 Comments
Karen Zinn, Principal, KZB Advisors, speaks about her experience as a business volunteer with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens after being matched with the organization through Philadelphia Arts & Business Council's Business Volunteers...
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Getting Past the "Now" Culture Within Arts Organizations
May 10, 2012 0 Comments
Yesterday I met with a number of potential applicants for the Taproot Foundation’s Service Grant program, which connects business professionals with nonprofits to deliver pro bono consulting projects in marketing, strategy, and...
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Insights on Corporate Philanthropy
Mar 30, 2012 0 Comments
A recent study published by Forbes Insights shows that companies are prioritizing social services in their corporate social responsibility efforts. Following social services are environmental causes, community development, health...
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Volunteering for the Arts: Good for Business
Dec 22, 2011 0 Comments
AARP guest blogger, Heather Taylor understand the value of volunteering for the arts for herself, her business and the arts organization.  As a Business Volunteer for the Arts (BVA) with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington...
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