How to Join the World of #TikTok – THE Place to Be!

Ryan Davis & Amie Simon

With over one billion monthly active users and an average of 650,000 new users joining daily, TikTok is the fastest-growing social media platform. Both #OrchestraTok and #MuseumTok are emerging trends and more and more Arts Orgs are jumping onto this vibrant platform that is quickly becoming THE place to be -- and you can too! We'll show you who is using this platform, walk you through simple steps on how to get started finding and engaging with your audience on it, and provide examples of how orgs like yours are "Toking"!



The Future Of Live Entertainment: Very Real Revenue Opportunities For Virtual Shows

Jim McCarthy

Are you and your organization ready for the future of live entertainment? The pandemic hit live entertainment harder than any other industry—but also revealed tantalizing new possibilities. Online, streaming, and hybrid events opened the door to bigger audiences, better finances, and more innovative content for your organization!

Join Jim McCarthy, CEO of Stellar, as he breaks down the why, how, and what of online, streaming, and hybrid live events. He’ll share his insights into the evolution of this remarkable new medium and the substantial revenue potential of quality virtual shows. Make sure to bring all of your questions for Jim to answer.  



Finding New Donors During Difficult Times

Kristina Klaas

Join fundraising strategist Kristina Klaas for a webinar focused on finding new donors for your arts organization. Now is the time to focus on acquiring and retaining new donors, especially as we emerge from a pandemic, grapple with the threat of a recession and navigate changes in inflation. Kristina will briefly review best practices in identifying donor prospects and then provide five steps to grow your donor base that you can immediately implement at your organization. Participants will leave the session with a plan for maximizing their existing network and identifying their next 25 (or 50) potential donors. If you are a nonprofit arts leader or fundraiser with limited bandwidth and budget who is looking to amp up your donor base, then this session is for you.



Fostering a Culture of Psychological Safety: The Intersection of Diversity, Employment, and Well-Being

Dr. Zannie Voss

Are conversations on equity, diversity and inclusion in the arts and culture sector being felt by employees in their workspaces? Going beyond diverse hiring to fostering an environment of psychological safety and inclusion is a key component in organizational DEI work. SMU DataArts' latest research investigates how organizations are performing with their efforts to cultivate and promote a culture of psychological safety and well-being for BIPOC and LGBTQ members of the arts and cultural workforce.

How does psychological safety affect employees’ readiness to cultivate productive relationships in the community on their organization’s behalf? What factors enhance an organization’s readiness to act in accordance with its proclaimed EDI values? Dr. Zannie Voss, director of SMU DataArts will share the findings from the research, which highlight the importance of this aspect of DEI work to employee well-being and organizational success and sustainability.  


(Webinars and Roundtables are at 11:00 a.m. PST. You will receive recordings of all webinars and roundtables.)

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  • School leadership: Strengthening education leadership to improve student achievement.
  • Afterschool: Helping selected cities make good afterschool programs available to many more children.
  • Building audiences for the arts: Enabling arts organizations to bring the arts to a broader and more diverse group of people.
  • Arts education: Expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens.
  • Summer and expanded learning: Better understanding the impact of high-quality summer learning programs on disadvantaged children, and enriching and expanding the school day in ways that benefit students.

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New From our sponsor, The Wallace Foundation:

What can the arts sector learn from arts organizations of color about community engagement and financial health?

Fifth panel in Wallace’s arts conversation series examines what leaders of arts organizations with deep roots in communities of color see as the keys to their success, as well as what they have learned while navigating crises, including COVID-19.

How Can Arts Organizations Respond to What Communities Need Most?

Fourth panel in Wallace’s Arts Conversation Series examines ways in which cultural organizations can adapt to be more responsive to diverse audiences’ needs.

How Can Nonprofit Arts Organizations Plan for the Future with So Many Unknowns?

Part of Wallace’s arts conversation series, this panel examines how organizations can approach scenario planning in light of COVID-19, the reckoning with racial justice and other pressing factors.

What Can Organizations Learn from High-Performing and Turnaround Arts Organizations?

Second panel in Wallace's arts conversation series examines how organizations can maintain relevance and resiliance through COVID-19, economic pressures and the national reckoning with racial justice.

What Audiences Want from the Arts as the Pandemic Rages On

Panelists in the first installment of Wallace's arts conversation series examine how COVID-19 and urgent conversations about racial justice are transforming the arts.

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