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WEBINAR: Sports and the Arts – pARTnerships Where You Don’t Expect It

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (ET)

The arts have always had the power to excite people, but how can we tap into the arena of avid sports spectators to increase that energy even more? Partnerships can happen in places where we least expect it, and collaborations with the sports world are ones that might not come to mind right away, but they can also produce excellent rewards. Join us on July 23 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) to learn from two examples of how the arts world has merged with sports. Margy Waller of Art on the Streets will join artist Pam Kravetz in a discussion of how they incorporated art into Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon, and ArtsWave's Rebecca Bromels and Lisa Wolter will walk us through how they formed a great working relationship with a nationally franchised sports team–the Cincinnati Reds. For more information and to register, visit Americans for the Arts Webinars. (No cost to Americans for the Arts members—join now and save!)
 

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WEBINAR: Engaging Business Advocates

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Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

 

Engaging your community’s business and philanthropic leaders as arts advocates and advisors is a goal many arts organizations aspire to but don’t always accomplish. Learn by example with a case study from Dan Bowers, president of ArtsBuild in Chattanooga, who recently spearheaded the creation of a community-wide cultural plan with input from local artists and business leaders. Hear from the two community advocates—artist and Lyndhurst Foundation Program Officer Karen “Rudy” Rudolph and ArtsBuild Board Member and Vice President of Global Programs at Unum Cissy Williams—who each played a role in the plan’s development and are actively involved in its implementation today. Visit AmericansForTheArts.org for more information and to register.

 

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Arts and Business Council of New York.
 

 

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Join Us for a Webinar Highlighting the 2013 BCA 10 Honorees

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Join Us for a Webinar Highlighting the 2013 BCA 10 Honorees

WEBINAR: 2013 BCA 10 Case Studies
November 21, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. EST


Hear directly from 2013 BCA 10 honorees from Aspen Skiing Company, Premier Bank and Yum! Brands, Inc. about why they partner with the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships between the arts and business in your community. For more information and to register, visit Americans for the Arts Webinars (no cost to Americans for the Arts members—join now and save!). This webinar is presented in partnership with the Arts and Business Council of New York. Americans for the Arts thanks Aetna for its generous support of this program.

 

 

“A core value of the Aspen Skiing Company business model is providing opportunities that define the uniquely Aspen experience—mind, body, and spirit. We support an initiative that brings our guests ‘art in unexpected places,’ and partner within the arts to foster connections between the cultures of skiing and art to engage, inspire, and to challenge expectations.”

 

-Mike Kaplan, President and CEO, Aspen Skiing Company

 

 

"We believe arts and culture not only improve our community’s broader economic outlook, but create a welcoming sense of place and desirable quality of life. Premier Bank understands the essential role creativity has in growing businesses and spurring innovation. We promote the growth, education, health and overall well-being of the Dubuque community."

 

-Jeffrey Mozena, President and CEO, Premier Bank

 

 

"At Yum! Brands, Inc. we believe in the power of the arts to educate, inspire, and empower all students, especially those who are classified as ‘at-risk’. Working with our local Fund for the Arts organization, we created the Yum! Family Series to leverage the arts and make a difference in the lives of children in our community."

 

-Jonathan Blum, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

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Join Us for a Webinar About How Arts Partnerships Make Business Sense

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Business Speak, Can We Talk? Meet the Real Shakespeare of Litigation
Thursday, September 19, 3:00 PM EDT

 

The real Shakespeares of Litigation, Coltranes of Chemistry and Picassos of Accounting will discuss how arts education, arts programs at the workplace and their own participation in an art form have enhanced their work.Learn from business people in different industries about how partnerships with the arts makes business sense. For more information and to register, visit Americans for the Arts Webinars (no cost to Americans for the Arts members—join now and save!). This webinar is presented in partnership with the Arts and Business Council of New York.

 

“Many of the skills I learned dancing, such as how to be a good follower, were powerful metaphors that I applied to my business life after seeing proof of their value on the competition floor. However, there were some skills that were more than metaphors—they translated directly into greater success at the agency. The most dramatic change had to do with how I communicated. Every ballroom dancer I know reported that partner dancing had made them more sensitive to nonverbal cues, which is a huge advantage in any business setting.”
 

- Patrice Tanaka, featured speaker and author of Becoming Ginger Rogers

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Join Us for a Webinar on Trends in Business Support for the Arts

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WEBINAR: Business Speak-Can we talk? Trends in Business Support for the Arts 

Thursday, July 18, 3-4pm ET

 

Learn trends in business support for the arts from our newly released 2013 BCA National Survey of Business Support for the Arts. This study explores how and why small, midsize and large businesses partner with the arts. Experts in corporate giving will discuss how these trends fit into the current landscape and how you can leverage this information. 

 

Speakers: Mark Shugoll, Chief Executive Officer, Shugoll Research; Michael Stroik, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Measurement, CECP


Moderator: Maud Lyon, Executive Director CultureSource

 

As an additional resource, check out the CECP's Giving in Numbers: 2012 Edition, a profile of corporate philanthropy in 2011 with specific detail on how corporate giving is evolving and becoming more focused.

 

To learn more and to register, visit Americans for the Arts webinars.

 

(Photo credit: Golden Artist Colors.)

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Strategies to Build Your Business Volunteer Army

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Strategies to Build Your Business Volunteer Army

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 employee engagement and a much sought after opportunity for most businesses.


In the following article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Diane Knoepke discusses how volunteer programs can make employees feel more engaged on the job, learn new skills or improve their existing skills, and increase interaction between junior and senior employees, and how we can bring this information into conversations with corporate partners about designing volunteer programs:

 

"How to Capture a Company’s Interest in Your Volunteer Program"

 

In the upcoming Americans for the Arts webinar Business Speak - Can we talk? Strategies on How to Build and Fund Successful Volunteer Programs, our speaker panel will discuss how businesses often promote volunteerism as one of the key elements of employee engagement, and how arts organizations are looking for ways to increase involvement with skilled volunteers. Join us on April 25 to learn practical strategies on how to build and fund a successful volunteer program in your community.

 

Business Speak - Can we talk? Strategies on How to Build and Fund Successful Volunteer Programs
(April 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 1:00 PM MDT, 12:00 PM PDT)

 

This webinar is part of the 'Business Speak: Can We Talk?' Series (5 Webinars).
To view more information on or order the entire series, click here.

 

Be sure to visit our tool-kit "Working for Volunteers" for information about how to effectively engage skills-based volunteers.

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Why Engaging Your Employees Matters

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Why Engaging Your Employees Matters

Did you know...


Offices with engaged employees are 43% more productive. (The Hay Group)

 

The percentage of fully engaged employees who believe they can positively impact the quality of their organization’s products and services is 88%. Thirty-eight percent of disengaged employees feel the same way. (Towers Watson)

 

American workers who are emotionally disconnected from their work and workplace -- known as "actively disengaged" workers -- rate their lives more poorly than do those who are unemployed. Forty-two percent of actively disengaged workers are thriving in their lives, compared with 48% of the unemployed. At the other end of the spectrum are "engaged" employees -- American workers who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work -- 71% of whom are thriving. (Gallup)

 

Learn how the arts can help you engage your employees and build a stronger workforce. Join our webinar on Wednesday, September 19 at 3:00pm ET on Employee Engagement and the Arts.

 

Presented by: Connie Valentine, President & CEO, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville;  Laurie Mcintosh, Director, Member Engagement, Society for Human Resource Management and Jeff Tetrick, CFO Pinnacol Assurance

 

*Photo courtesy of Kai Chan Vong.

Arts and Diversity at Travelers and Aetna

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Hear highlights from our webcast produced in partnership with The Conference Board about the role of the arts in bridging diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 

Glenn Winfree a performance consultant at Aetna discusses how to create an inclusive workplace and a healthy workforce through the arts:

 

Tony Branfort an IT director at Travelers Insurance talks about Travelers Arts & Diversity program:

 

Americans for the Arts board member Margie Reese and Tony Branfort discuss how arts and diversity programs impact employee engagement, recruitment and marketing:

 

For more information about this webcast, click here.

 

*Photo courtesy of KamalSelle.

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Using the Arts to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

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On June 19 at 1:00pm ET, speakers from Aetna and Travelers will join us for a webcast in partnership with The Conference Board on the role of the arts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

 

Today’s workforce is diverse in every way. Employees come from many backgrounds that cross ethnic, generational and economic lines. Through exhibitions, performances, and workshops, the arts provide opportunities for employees to grapple with workplace concerns and become more familiar with their coworkers in the next cubicle or around the world. Employers will provide examples of how using the arts as a new tool brings their diversity and inclusion programs to new levels.


In viewing, participants will:

  • Gain insights from best practice companies.
  • Hear how the arts can bridge diversity concerns in the workplace.
  • Learn how the arts can help with diversity and inclusion recruitment.

 

The webcast is free to members of Americans for the Arts and The Conference Board.  Americans for the Arts members should email tharrigan@artsusa.org to register.  Members of The Conference Board can register by visiting, The Conference Board's website.

Award Winning Arts and Business Partnerships

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Award Winning Arts and Business Partnerships

Check out our on-demand webinar to hear about great arts and business partnerships and learn more about how to create these partnerships in your own community.

 

Each year the BCA 10 honors businesses that have been exceptional partners with arts organizations in their communities. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for other businesses to follow. Hear directly from the 2011 honorees about how they partner with the arts.

 

Presented by: Michael O'Brien, President, Printing Partners; Christine Hoisington, Manager Community Partnerships and Philanthropy, Booz Allen Hamilton; Cindy Howley, Manager, Kohler Stewardship & Corporate Events, Kohler Co.; Sharon Bateman, VP, Corporate Giving, Macy's, Inc.

 

Moderated By: Rie Poirier Campbell, COO, Greater Hartford Arts Council

 

For more information, click here.

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