Monthly Archives: May 2012

So you think you can attend dance performances Canada

by Jini Stolk “Dance Sees Remarkable Increase in Attendance” according to The Value of Presenting study on dance attendance in Canada, which says that dance attendance by Canadians has grown to 15% in 2011 from about 5% in 1992 to 7% in 1998, in the first Canadian national data on dance attendance available in 14 […]

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Joining forces to build audiences

by Jini Stolk What happens when an arts community comes together to learn how to build audiences? What we’ve seen during Creative Trust’s groundbreaking three-year Audiences Project is new skills that are immediately put into practice in the work place; more compelling communications between performing arts companies and their audiences; an increasingly effective use of […]

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So much to learn, so few hours in the day

by Jini Stolk I have tried, my friends, to keep you informed of workshops and events at the Centre for Social Innovation. But now that we have two spaces, at 215 Spadina and 720 Bathurst with a third opening soon at Regent Park, I realize it’s impossible. From Project Wildfire’s learning sessions for small businesses, […]

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Does size matter?

by Jini Stolk Not as much as typeface, it turns out, when writing fundraising letters. We’ve read for years that using serif fonts in funding appeals yields higher returns. Perhaps like me, you’ve considered that information, shook your head, and continued using Verdana or Arial. A new piece of research, discussed here Of of did. […]

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Measuring what counts

by Jini Stolk What really happens when a young person experiences music, theatre or dance? Is it possible to understand and explain the transformative power the arts can have on people’s lives? Can we measure joy? These questions will be tackled during our final PAEO workshop, Measuring What Counts, May 29th, 9:30 – 1:00 at CSI Spadina. […]

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More on crowd fundraising and why online donors are so special

by Jini Stolk My crowd sourcing post  generated a flurry of comment and interest. And for good reason, according to this fascinating piece from NetWitsThinkTank  It says that while the majority of giving still comes from offline channels, online fundraising is becoming increasingly important for acquiring new donors. In fact, it’s the dominant giving channel […]

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Get Green

David Mirvish just unveiled an all-LED lit marquee at the newly-named Ed Mirvish Theatre. Like his colleagues at Broadway Green Alliance, he’s projecting a 90% reduction in energy use from replacing the old incandescent bulbs. Green and smart…

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Get Smart: Financial Management and Technology Workshops

Canadian Dance Assembly has a day of terrific workshops coming up: Financial Management: Building a Strong Bottom Line Date: May 17, 2012 Time: Noon – 2:30 pm Technological Innovation: On and Off the Stage Date: May 17, 2012 Time: 3 pm – 5:30 pm Financial Management: Building a Strong Bottom Line Date: May 17, 2012 […]

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