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Raising Donations in a Crisis: Q&A With Karen Brooks Hopkins

Recently, Jim chatted with fundraising expert Karen Brooks Hopkins to see what live events organizations can do to raise funds when they can’t produce in-person events. You can watch the full conversation here, or read on for an excerpt of their conversation (which we'll post in three parts). First, a little about Karen: The Brooklyn Academy of Music President Emerita has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and is the author of Successful Fundraising for Arts & Cultural...

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LIVE CHAT on 4/29 — What Will it Take to Reopen? Virology and the Venue

You’re invited to a 30-minute deep dive with virologist Vincent Racaniello, Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman and Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy on Wednesday, April 29 at 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific.  Vincent is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and has done laboratory research on viruses since 1975, specifically influenza viruses. He also writes a Virology Blog and hosts several podcasts about virology. Danny joined Pasadena Playhouse in 2016. Overseeing both the artistic and business...

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Live Chat Replay: Creating Successful Online Events

This week, Jim chatted with musician and virtual concert expert Jay Nash about creating successful online events.  If you missed it, they covered a lot of ground on things like:  What to consider when pricing your online events  How to tackle audio issues -- particularly with multiple performers Which streaming options would work best for you  For those who did tune in live, here’s the list of the streaming options and tools Jay mentioned:  Streaming service: Open Broadcaster Software For multi-streaming:...

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TEDxBroadway to Host Live Streaming Conversation Series

Today, TEDxBroadway organizers announced a new series of online conversations with a central theme in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Broadway community -- “What’s the best WE can be right now?” “We’ve tapped a few of our TEDxBroadway alumni with the idea that their topics seem especially meaningful in these tough times, and there’s more to say about them,” says TEDxBroadway Co-Founder, Damian Bazadona of Situation. “Their topics range from service, to facing challenges, to just taking an opportunity to share...

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Live Chat — Creating Successful Online Events With Jeremy Wein & Jay Nash

You’re invited to a 30-minute deep dive with the experts on creating successful online events. Jim McCarthy will be joined by theater producer and director Jeremy Wein and musician Jay Nash on Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific.  Jeremy is the cofounder of Play-PerView, which streams live theatrical and original content, and the founder of the New York City Podcast Festival. He’s also produced live performances including Kevin McDonald: ALIVE, Neva, and the 2011 Broadway revival of Godspell.  Jay is...

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Live Chat Replay: Decoding the COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Did you miss our live chat Wednesday, going over the COVID-19 Stimulus Package? Our CEO Jim McCarthy chatted with Sibi Thomas, a Partner in the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP and an expert in accounting, auditing, tax and consulting experience in the nonprofit industry.  You can catch the replay to learn:  How independent contractors and small nonprofits can use the programs. Why applying at more than one bank may be a good idea.  What the limitations...

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Live Chat — Decoding the COVID-19 Stimulus Package With Sibi Thomas

Please join us for a live chat about how your organization can make use of the CARES Act with Sibi Thomas, a Partner in the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP, and our CEO Jim McCarthy on Wednesday, April 15 at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific.  An expert in accounting, auditing, tax and consulting experience in the nonprofit industry, Thomas will provide an overview of the CARES Act and what applies to small businesses and the live entertainment industry....

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“The worst times are the best times to think of arts and culture.”

If you missed it, Jim welcomed BAM President Emerita Karen Brooks Hopkins for a live chat about “Fundraising During a Crisis.” With more than 30 years in the fundraising field, Karen shared expert actionable advice to help organizations now. Catch the replay to see: How to work with your board and top donors to come out of this stronger than ever. Why you need to be using this data resource: . A clever way to engage with donors online (it involves cocktails). And, yes, she...

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Live Chat — Raising Donations in a Crisis on April 8

Please join us this Wednesday, April 8, at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT for a live chat with Karen Brooks Hopkins and our CEO Jim McCarthy. Karen Brooks Hopkins, Brooklyn Academy of Music President Emerita, has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and is the author of Successful Fundraising for Arts & Cultural Organizations. She served as President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music from 1999 until her retirement in 2015 and was an employee of the institution since 1979. Hopkins served as the chair...

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