Monthly Archives: June 2011

Creative Trust is moving!

After seven wonderful years at the Centre for Social Innovation, Creative Trust is moving…to the Centre for Social Innovation! We’re taking up residence at the new CSI Annex at 720 Bathurst Street as of July 1st. As a founding tenant and member of the CSI board I’ve been delighted and proud to see the development […]

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Caretakers of Toronto’s heritage

Nothing says “heritage” more than energy-leaking stained glass, out of date HVAC systems, and drafty brick walls. Yet many of Toronto’s cultural organizations including Tafelmusik, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Factory Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille and the new Theatre Centre, among many others, work in repurposed heritage buildings – former churches, […]

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Data, data everywhere

We all know that collecting data – about our audiences, our donors, our neighbourhood and partners – serves no purpose unless we know how to find it and what to do with it. We realized, early in our Audiences Project, that our members’ outdated systems and databases were holding them back from applying what they learned. […]

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Working Capital is becoming sexy

It turns out that Creative Trust’s Working Capital for the Arts program – which has helped participating companies boost their working capital from a negative -2.1% average to a positive 11.3% over the program’s first six years – was just a bit in front of the curve. The recent financial crisis has caused an upsurge in […]

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