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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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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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How We Can Help If You’re Postponing an Event

We know the COVID-19 epidemic is causing events to be postponed or canceled around the country, and we want to be as helpful as possible to you.  As of now, you have the option to postpone an event without even having a fixed future date set. You read that correctly. We’ve designed a way to help you keep your sales and your audience. When your event does set a new date or you have a suitable alternative event, we will...

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Survey Says? Live Entertainment

We’d love your help with this survey. Wait, wait! Before you click the ‘x’ to close this up -- there’s something in it for you. Answer a 3-minute survey and be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card. (We’ll pick a winner on March 16 and notify you by email.) But, more important, answer a few questions and, well, be part of making our industry the BEST for everyone. Take the Survey Thanks for your help!

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TEDxBroadway Seeks New Voices for 2020 Event

Each year, we spend thousands of hours collectively searching for interesting and unique speakers for TEDxBroadway. And, each year some of the speakers come by way of the New Voices program, which is now accepting online submissions. While we have a substantial network with which to work, we also wanted a way to welcome speakers with extraordinary ideas who might not be on our radar screen -- so their voices could be heard, too. And, you know what? People want to speak. Thousands of submissions have poured in online...

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Question: What’s the Biggest Topic on Broadway?

Answer: Diversity and Inclusion. Each year, all applicants for our Young Professional Program are asked, “What’s the BEST Broadway can be?” By an overwhelming margin, their answers relate to diversity and inclusion. Over our 8-year history, we’ve explored the topic from many different angles, and from myriad speakers, who’ve shared their remarkable and moving insights. But it was at TEDxBroadway 2019 when Oshoke Pamela Abalu challenged us to question the words we’re using when talking about diversity and inclusion. It’s a...

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The New Voice You Need to Hear

We promised you new voices. And, well, we’re certain we delivered when 17-year-old Marshall W. Mabry IV took the stage at TEDxBroadway 2019 for his talk -- "The Intersectionality of Black Boys and Shakespeare." OK. Marshall delivered. Twice. A little background -- Marshall was one of hundreds who submitted their idea for a talk to us during our open submission period (we’ll have more news on that soon). When we got together with the alum committee to review submission videos months before the event, it...

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And the Award for Best Campaign Goes to …

Award show season is in full swing and so too are the campaigns. The Golden Globes just happened, but really, the first sign of the season begins with actual signs -- as in billboards. Every year, like clockwork, “For Your Consideration” billboards crop up all over Los Angeles in hopes of garnering the attention of the right people who could-might-maybe help bring home the hardware. We have a better approach to campaigning for live events. For your consideration, Boost: Reach a targeted audience...

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