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GuideStar has published an interview with Dr. Thomas Wolf on developing relationships with donors. The complete transcript, as well as excerpts from Dr. Wolf's How to Connect With Donors and Double the Money You Raise, is available on their website. More
In the unlikely environment of Sing Sing maximum security prison in Ossining, NY, a select group of inmates is learning to play music as a part of Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program. Enabling participants to read and write their own music as well as work with professional musicians, this experience has been described as transformative for participants.
Calling all performing arts presenters on college campuses, academic departments (music, dance theater), and performing arts and other nonprofit arts organizations! WolfBrown, with the Student Engagement Working Group of the Major University Presenters consortium, is accepting Case Study Nominations to be included in a resource for campus-based performing arts presenters on exemplary practice in student engagement. Selected case studies will be featured in a national publication. Please complete and submit the online nomination form by April 30.
Dr. Thomas Wolf and Dr. Dennie Palmer Wolf will both lead sessions at the upcoming Conference for Community Arts Education, November 9-12 in Boston, MA. In addition, Dennie Wolf will be curating the conference strand on evaluation that runs throughout the week.More
Arts participation is being redefined as people increasingly choose to engage with art in new, more active and expressive ways. This compelling trend carries profound implications, and fresh opportunities, for a nonprofit arts sector that has struggled to adapt to demographic and technological changes.
A new study commissioned by The James Irvine Foundation and conducted by WolfBrown draws insights from more than 100 nonprofit arts groups and other experts in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.More
Today, the Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium (LARC) released a year-long study of the intrinsic impacts of arts programs presented by eight Liverpool arts and cultural organizations. The study, How Audiences and Visitors are Transformed by Cultural Experiences in Liverpool, was conducted by WolfBrown in partnership with Baker Richards of Cambridge, U.K. More
Yesterday, the National Endowment for the Arts released three new research monographs, including WolfBrown's Beyond Attendance: A Multi-Modal Understanding of Arts Participation, by Jennifer L. Novak-Leonard and Alan S. Brown. We are excited to share this just-released study with clients and friends. More
On October 4th, Dennie Wolf and Carol Trimble, executive director of the Maine Alliance for Arts Education, accepted a national Best Practice award at the National Education Summit of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). The award recognized Dennie's Imagination-Intensive Communities project, which identifies communities that support the imaginative development of young people both in and out of school. More
WolfBrown will conduct a five-year evaluation of the Leading for the Future: Innovative Support for Artistic Excellence initiative, developed and managed by Nonprofit Finance Fund and funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The evaluation will be co-led by Alan Brown, principal of WolfBrown, who is based in San Francisco, and Arthur Nacht, principal of Nacht Theatre Consulting, LLC, who is based in New Haven, Connecticut. More