Facts & Figures
Giving in a Down Economy
According to the 2009 State of Corporate Citizenship survey, 54 percent of respondents said they believe corporate citizenship holds even more importance in a recession. The study was conducted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and surveyed senior executives of U.S. businesses. Additionally, 70 percent of respondents cited reputation as their number one driver in corporate citizenship. For information, http://blogs.bcccc.net.
Motivations in Giving
A new analysis by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University found that a donor’s motivation is more heavily influenced by income and education than regional trends and values. This analysis is further discussed in "Understanding Donor Motivations," a report funded by CSS, a national fundraising, consulting, and management firm. For information, www.philanthropy.iupui.edu.
Looking to Sustain Sponsorships with Impressive Numbers
Baltimore’s Office of Promotions is working toward retaining sponsors for city arts events by presenting a study which showed impressive levels of cultural tourism. Forward Analytics Inc. studied the economic impact of three Baltimore events in 2009; Artscape, the Baltimore Book Festival, and the city’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular. The three events combined brought $10.1 million in direct spending to Baltimore. Artscape alone brought in $7 million of spending. For information, http://baltimore.bizjournals.com.
THE BCA TEN 2010
Nominations Deadline Extended
Nominations for THE BCA TEN: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America will remain open until Friday, March 12. Take a few minutes to submit a nomination to THE BCA TEN: Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America. Anyone can nominate a business, so visit our site to tell us about the great business support in your community. To nominate, www.AmericansForTheArts.org/go/BCA10.
Private Sector Funding for the Arts: How Do We Make the Case in 2010?
How do we make the case for supporting the arts and how do we maintain a vital relationship with the private sector in spite of the funding downturn? How do we define the relevance of the arts to business in the face of urgent and basic social needs? A panel of 20 guest bloggers will address these issues and more beginning Monday, March 8, 2010 during the Private Sector Blog Salon. The blogging event will focus on building awareness about why and how the Private Sector supports the arts. This salon will appear on ARTSblog the week of March 8-12, 2010 at http://blog.artsusa.org.
Call for Proposals for the 2010 NAMP Conference
The National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) invites you to submit a session proposal for its 2010 conference. Join us for New Tech. New Tools. New Times., November 12–15, 2010 in San Jose, CA. From arts marketing and new technology to sponsorship and fundraising, the 2010 conference will provide the tools you need to reach audiences, funders, and new partners. Share your practical ideas and strategies on new technology and succeeding in the new economic environment. The NAMP Conference welcomes session proposals from a variety of arts, nonprofit, marketing, and fundraising professionals. Proposals will be accepted until March 16, 2010. For more information, http://artsmarketing.org.
Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy
On Monday, April 12, 2010 Americans for the Arts will welcome The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor of Charleston, SC as the Nancy Hanks lecturer. Mayor Riley is the founder of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design and is recognized as one of the most visionary mayors in the country. He is the recipient of the 2009 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama. The event will take place at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. With limited seating available and the ticket request deadline on April 7, 2010, please reserve your free tickets now: www.AmericansForTheArts.org.
Speaking From Experience
"At Duke Energy, we believe that a diverse and vibrant arts community is central to the prosperity of all the communities we serve. Whether your community is a small town or large city, the arts stimulate and sustain our economies, push us to think in new ways, and ultimately, connect us as people.”
-James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy, THE BCA TEN 2009 Awardee