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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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What More Can We Do?

The answer is, a lot. The live entertainment industry is made up of the smartest, heartiest, most resilient and creative people. And, we’re going to get through this -- together. First, an update. As you know, we mobilized the Goldstar site and audience to support organizations like yours all over the country. We’re still getting hundreds of submissions up, and more important, we’re starting to see donations from our subscribers come in. If you haven’t listed your organization for this,...

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Now Is the Time to Support Live Entertainment and Arts

Editor’s Note: Jim sent this message to Goldstar subscribers yesterday. Read on to see how Goldstar is working to help arts organizations during this difficult time. And if you'd like to set up a donation page for your organization here's the link. If you love live entertainment, arts, plays, concerts, musicals, comedy, and everything in between, now is the time to show it. We’ve spent the last few days rapidly refocusing our efforts to make Goldstar a place where you can donate money to...

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We’re Ready to Help Raise Money — Set Up Donations for Your Organization

We’re in this together. So, we’ve come up with a way to get our 10 million Goldstar subscribers to show love to you. We’re asking them to donate to your organization. We’re focusing our team, audience, technology, resources and marketing machine to support you at this time. And, we’re moving rapidly on this. So please, take a look and fill out this form to participate. (ALL organizations are eligible to participate.) We know that our subscribers love your shows and what you do for the community....

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We’re Here to Help You Raise Some Money

Starting this week, Goldstar is refocusing our efforts, tools and systems so we can raise donations from our audience for your organization.  As soon as tomorrow, we’ll be sending you information about exactly what you need to do to participate.  For now, the best way to think of this is we’re going to be marketing donations for your organization instead of marketing tickets to your shows. We’re going to use ALL our promotional channels to make a difference. We’re looking to...

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Coronavirus Actions and Thoughts

I never thought I'd say this, but I don't want you to go out to live entertainment right now. The live entertainment industry is postponing and cancelling shows as a measure to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. It's a step that makes a lot of sense, and it's going to continue for a while. There are a few things I want to make sure you know during this time. If you have tickets to a show that is or becomes postponed or...

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