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Things Remembered from NAMPC

I felt my head nearly exploding from all the information I was dutifully scribbling down as fast as arm could push my pen. Armed with page after page of notes and new, exciting ideas to share with my co-workers, I left NAMP feeling inspired and empowered. The messages that resonated the loudest for me were:

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The Power to Give

My colleagues and I at the Arts & Science Council (ASC) have been closely following the national and regional trends that affect the health of the arts industry. In particular, several trends have caught our attention: 1) arts giving in America continues to lose market share to other charities; 2) recent analysis showed that 85 […]

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Lessons in Innovation from “Door 2 Door”

All in all, our “Door 2 Door” program was a success. There are some hilarious failures to talk about, which include a prospect calling the police after suspicions of terrorism and the group dancing on the lawn of a prospect that had security cameras – all of the types of mishaps you can imagine when […]

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Social Media & Cause Marketing Broaden Appeal, Reach of Philanthropists (from Arts Watch)

Social Media. We know we need it. But are we really getting the most out of our Facebook accounts and Twitter feeds? Corporations across the country are paying close attention to the online craze and have discovered that using social media to partner with nonprofits allows them to reach the broadest possible audience in a […]

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Basic Online Fundraising for Busy People

At the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, I had the pleasure of listening to Camille Schenkkan of Arts for LA giving an unusually lucid and helpful introductory summary to online tools for donor development and management. I think those of us who work in online fundraising for a living — especially those of us […]

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Stephen Colbert Announces $26,000 Donation by Jimmy Fallon to Art Projects on DonorsChoose.org, Matching Proceeds From Sale of Colbert Portrait

DonorsChoose.org, an online charity connecting donors to classrooms in need, announced today that more than 100 school art projects are receiving $52,000 in funding from the sale of a Stephen Colbert portrait and a matching donation from Jimmy Fallon.

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