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Decoding the COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Q&A With Sibi Thomas

Recently, Jim chatted with Sibi Thomas to learn more about the stimulus package and how nonprofits, small businesses and live entertainment organizations can use the programs to weather this crisis. You can watch the full chat here, or read on for an excerpt of their conversation (which we’ll post in two parts). First, a bit about Sibi: He has over a decade of accounting, auditing, tax and consulting experience in the nonprofit industry. He serves on the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Entities...

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Live Chat on 5/13 — Just What Will It Take to Reopen? The Data Speaks Volumes

It’s still the biggest question we’re all asking: “What will it take to reopen?” And with some places easing restrictions -- answering this question seems especially urgent now. So we’d like to invite you to join us for another expert chat on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific. Our CEO Jim McCarthy will reveal national survey results based on subscriber sentiments about returning to our shows. Conducted over a few different weeks, he’ll explain what these changes mean for...

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Raising Donations in a Crisis, Part 3: 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 -- click here for Part 1 and Part 2). 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...

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Raising Donations in a Crisis, Part 2: 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 -- click here for Part 1). 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...

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Join Our Online Conversation Series This Wednesday

If there’s one thing we’re all doing right now, in addition to staying home, it’s asking ourselves a ton of questions that just aren’t answerable at this exact moment. When will this end? What will it be like when we can open?  One other question we’re asking … “What’s the best WE can be right now?” To help answer it, I’d love for you to join us this Wednesday, May 6 at 12:30pm Eastern/9:30am Pacific for an online conversation series....

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Live Chat Replay: What Will It Take to Reopen?

This week, Jim chatted with virologist Vincent Racaniello and Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman about reopening venues and putting on live events during and after the COVID-19 crisis. If you missed it, they covered things like:  The logistics and safety measures needed to reopen a theater The importance of testing and contact tracing How a COVID-19 treatment might help venues reopen Watch the Chat Replay: Also, this conversation is just the beginning. Please join us and your colleagues at our new Facebook group Show Up! Here...

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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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