Series: Business Speak: Can We Talk?

Recorded On: 04/23/2014


Part 1: Business Speak - Can We Talk?

Partnering with the business community no longer means just asking for money. Learn how to effectively talk to business leaders, marketing departments, human resource personnel and other decision makers within the business environment about how to develop mutually beneficial projects.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Arts & Business Council of New York and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature."

Recorded February 21, 2013


Part 2: Strategies on How to Build and Fund Successful Volunteer Programs

Businesses often promote volunteerism as one of the key elements of employee engagement and arts organizations are looking for ways to increase involvement with skilled volunteers. Learn practical strategies on how to build and fund a successful volunteer program in your community.

Presented by: Eileen Cunnife, Director of Business Volunteers for the Arts and Business on Board, Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia (Moderator); Susan Myers, Associate Director, Business for Culture and the Arts; Megan Low, Director of Services, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.

This webinar is presented in partnership with the Arts & Business Council of New York and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Recorded April 25, 2013


Part 3: Trends in Business Support for the Arts

Learn trends in business support for the arts from our newly released 2013 BCA Triennial 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. Presented by: Mark Shugoll, Chief Executive Officer, Shugoll Research; Michael Stroik, Senior Research Analyst, Research and Measurement, CECP

Moderator: Maud Lyon, Executive Director CultureSource

Recorded July 18, 2013


Part 4: Meet the Real Shakespeare of Litigation

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.

Panelists: Michael Stolberg, Lawing Financial; Patrice Tanaka, Co-Chair, Chief Creative Officer at CRT/tanaka; Donald Brinkman, manager of external programs in digital humanities, digital heritage and games for learning at Microsoft Research.

Moderator: Kelly Pollock, Executive Director, COCRecorded


Recorded September 19, 2013


Part 5: 2013 BCA 10 Case Studies

Each year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for other businesses to follow. Hear directly from 2013 honorees about why they partner with the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community.

Americans for the Arts thanks Aetna for its generous support of this program.

Recorded November 21, 2013


Part 6: Engaging Business Advocates

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.


The second half of the webinar will bring us John Bryan, President of CultureWorks in Richmond, Virginia. CultureWorks was formed in 2009 through a recommendation by the Richmond Region Cultural Action Plan, a process that engaged leaders from the cultural and business worlds, as well as members of the community. In addition to its support of arts non-profits, CultureWorks collaborates with local businesses and other sectors to spur the economic development of the greater Richmond area.

These case studies will give you the building blocks to engage business and community leaders outside of the funding realm through practical (and successful) examples from local communities around the country.


Presented by: Dan Bowers, President, ArtsBuild; Karen "Rudy" Rudolph, Artist & Program Officer, Lyndhurst Foundation; Cissy Williams, Board Member, ArtsBuild & Vice President of Global Programs, Unum; John Bryan, President, CultureWorks





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