• Corporate Giving to the Arts: Making the Strategic Connection (from The pARTnership Movement)
    Though it may seem counterintuitive the first time you hear it, grantmakers and philanthropists will tell you the same thing: giving money away is hard work. Or more precisely, the hard work is allocating funds thoughtfully and with seriousness about making a real difference. My role as director of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) […]
  • 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2012 (from Arts Watch)
    Almost one year ago, I posted The Top Ten Reasons to Support the Arts in response to a business leader who wanted to make a compelling case for government and corporate contributions to the arts. Being a busy guy, he didn’t want a lot to read: “Keep it to one page, please.” With the arts […]
  • Local Arts Agency Tweetup: A New Approach to Networking
    In late February, we at the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County hosted our first-ever #CreativeMoCo Tweetup for creatives in and around Montgomery County, MD. Why did we, a local arts council, host a tweetup? Our constituents asked for it. They wanted the opportunity meet others in a casual, laidback, unstructured setting. (We’re fans […]
  • Without the Data, You’re Just Another Person with an Opinion
    Three years before writing Future Shock in 1970, futurist Alvin Toffler first wrote The Art of Measuring the Arts, and noted, “A cultural data system is needed to provide information for rational policy-making in the cultural field and to assist those outside the field in understanding their impact on it.” This week, Americans for the […]

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