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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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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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#TBT: One Great Way to Grow Your Business

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: The Power of Earning Your Way. Before I go further, I want to say that I don’t mean to be bashing anyone who feels differently about this issue than I do, and certainly anybody who has run an organization differently than I am about to suggest has my respect. It’s tough making things work. Just ask any bank, car manufacturer, record company. Heck, just about anybody these days. Getting a …

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#TBT: Thinning the Herd? You Go First

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Thinning the Herd? You Go First. Lately [November 2010], there’s been some talk about this idea that “arts” (define that how you want) are oversupplied, and that is the root of the problem for the business model of so many organizations. Although it’s a perfectly legitimate discussion, I find some of the conclusions to be absurd and, naturally, I have some questions. My first question here is this: What …

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