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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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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 — 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 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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In Case You Missed It

Each week we gather up a few stories worth a read (or second read). And now, in case you missed them … • Are you caught up in World Cup madness? We published one article about the World Cup setting new internet-video streaming records, but the following article also caught our eye. When Japan lost its first World Cup match with the Ivory Coast by 2-1, they actually cleaned up the stadium! • July 31 marks Avenue Q's 11th anniversary, including...

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In Case You Missed It

Each week we’ll share a collection of articles we think are well worth reading. And now, in case you missed them … • The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra successfully completed its $5 million emergency fundraising drive. Find out the breakdown of how they got it and their next steps for fiscal health. • The Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization and Canada’s largest, most-visited museum, is launching a fundraising campaign, but it has set the bar very low for...

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Dollars Matter, But So Does Attendance

Broadway had a great Thanksgiving weekend, breaking the all-time revenue record as people poured in from out of town to celebrate the long weekend with a show. The record that wasn't broken, however, was the attendance record, which was actually 4% off the all-time record this year. It's a good moment to ask the question: Does that matter? Isn't it dollars, not tickets, that count? Yes, and no. Yes, because it's true that you take dollars to the bank, not ticket sales numbers. But...

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