Monthly Archives: November 2013

The one you’ve been waiting for

by Jini Stolk I receive more speaking invitations and requests for information on Creative Trust’s collaborative arts fundraising initiatives than on any other topic. The just-released Collaborative Fundraising Tool Kit provides details on both the Endowment fundraising campaign (which raised $1.4 million in a collective effort by 23 arts organizations) and the Working Capital for the […]

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Peter D.R. Brown

by Jini Stolk Peter Brown, whose invaluable contributions were essential to Creative Trust’s development and success, and who joined me on the board of Artscape where his impact was equally invaluable, died suddenly and unexpectedly on November 20th, 2013. We will miss him deeply. Peter was the ideal colleague and collaborator: keenly intelligent and an ace financial […]

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Best policy ever: making your audiences happy

by Jini Stolk Several years ago Shana Hillman wrote a Creative Trust blog post about a disappointing box office encounter, one dark and stormy night, at a well-known theatre. Today I want to share the story of my recent run-in with the box office policy of one of our premier  performing arts institutions. Friends and I were loving […]

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Counting your assets

by Jini Stolk I’ve been thinking (pretty much as always) about audiences, and the need for all of us to shift our focus from marketing tactics to moving audience development to the center of our thinking about mission and strategy. Because life is filled with happy surprises, this wonderful re-post by Mark Thurman of Mission […]

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