Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays & 1st workshop of January details


As the end of year approaches and everyone is getting ready for the holidays season. We'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. May next year bring everyone more opportunities to grow and learn.

A&BC will be hosting a workshop in January focusing on building partnerships with corporations. See below  for details.

Upcoming Workshop:

Building Corporate Partnerships
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Columbia College Chicago
623 S Wabash, Hokin Hall, Rm 109
Click here to register and for more information

What you'll learn:

  • Demystify the process of partnering with the private sector
  • Develop a prospect list of companies to target
  • Communicate the value of an arts partnership
  • Design a compelling partnership package

Sylvia Alston, Principal & Owner, Write2Win Communications
Beth Gallagher, Director of Community Involvement, Aon
Megan Smith, Director of Corporate Relations, Steppenwolf Theatre
Ruth Meberg Stine, Development Director - Special Projects, Chicago Human Festival

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Looking for something different to do this weekend?

DanceWorks Chicago invites public to observe audition

DanceWorks Chicago welcomes the general public, FREE of CHARGE, to observe a professional dance audition – an intriguing part of the dance world that is usually off-limits to the public. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view the search for exceptional young dancers to join the DWC family. 
DATE: Saturday, December 15, 2012

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Audience members may come and go throughout the day.

PLACE: The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (on stage)

WHAT YOU WILL SEE: The audition will be conducted by Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa. Ballet class with eliminations will be followed by DWC repertoire. DWC representatives will be available that afternoon to answer questions about what’s happening on stage. We hope you will come away with a deeper understanding and fresh curiosity about dance that will inspire your continued relationship with dance artists and their art.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

End of Year Appeals article and Upcoming FREE webinar

Good morning SMARTies,

Can you believe it's December already? With the end of year approaching, nonprofits start thinking about their end of year appeals. I found this article that may useful; the article lists with detail five bad habits nonprofit should avoid when writing their end-of-year appeals.

Also, there's a FREE upcoming webinar about reporting to donors from newsletters to annual reports. Donor reaserch has found that donors want to hear what you did with their first gift before they are likely to give a second time. Translation: you need to figure out ways to report back to your donors throughout the year. While annual reports are important they're just one piece of the communication puzzle.

Monday, December 17, 2012
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Click here to register

What you'll learn:
  • What donors say they want to get back from the charities they support
  • Easy ways to integrate results and success stories into your existing donor communications
  • Sample wording that gives donors credit for your results, so they feel like part of the team.
Presenter: Kiki Leroux Miller.