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  • Introducing the UK’s Arts Impact Fund
    The following two blogs by Helen Goulden and Caroline Mason were originally published on the Arts Impact Fund blog, and are great posts for this week’s Blog Salon on Corporate Social Responsibility. Advancing the Art of Finance Helen Goulden, Executive Director, Innovation Lab, Nesta The Arts Impact Fund is a new £7million fund that brings together public, […]
  • Sharing Transformative Histories is Everybody’s Responsibility!
    What’s a Weeksville? Established in 1838, Weeksville became the second largest known independent African American community in pre-Civil War America, the only such community whose residents were distinctive for their urban rather than rural occupations, and the only one that merged into a neighborhood of a major American city after the Civil War. Therefore, Weeksville […]
  • Creativity and Impact: Can the Arts and Corporate Philanthropy Coexist?
    Some people are numbers focused, others are creatives. In business, it is often the metrics and the people behind them that pull the strings and the corporate philanthropy field is following the same path. Social impact is increasingly measured by data and used by corporate funders as the basis for grant-making decisions. This trend has […]
  • Not Your Average Convention Center
    When most people think about a convention center, they think of a stark gray, open exhibit hall. It’s true, most meetings facilities are purposefully very empty and plain, allowing for greater flexibility and customization depending on the meeting planners needs and set up. But when we built the BCEC 15 years ago, I wanted to […]
  • In Perfect Harmony–The Angel Band Project and Edward Jones
    Our story culminates with beautiful music, healing, and hope. However, the origins of the Angel Band Project sprung from the depths of horror the night my best friend, Teresa Butz, was raped and murdered. Just after midnight, on July 18, 2009, Teresa and her partner, Jennifer Hopper, were attacked at knifepoint in their Seattle home. […]
  • Neuberger Berman Lays Roots with the Arts
    At Neuberger Berman, passion for art is embedded in our culture and we believe that art is a critical and inspiring form of expression. Roy Neuberger, our co-founder, had a deep appreciation for both art and artists. Supporting living artists brought him great joy. Roy also felt that art should be accessible to everyone and […]

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