President & CEO's Blog

Dear CultureSource Members,

We create opportunities for you to participate with our organization in three different ways—through capacity building workshops, sector-wide advocacy initiatives, and through our marketing resources, including partnerships with Crain’s and WDET. Some of you and your organizations are involved at all levels, while we know that others of you look to us for very targeted areas of engagement. At our core, we strive to keep you informed and educated, bringing awareness both to the nonprofit organizations at which you work and devote your time, as well as the sector as a whole.

At the end of 2016, we conducted a member survey to find out how CultureSource can continue to best serve you. Click here to view the results.

Eighty-one percent responded that you are seeking a source for advocacy and public policy programs and updates. With that in mind, we invite you to The Art of Advocacy: Tools for Building Awareness & Engagement this Wednesday, March 15th, as well as our Arts Advocacy Day Coffee Break, Tuesday, March 21st at Kresge Court.

Other key topics you are looking for assistance with include achieving long-term sustainability, audience engagement and diversifying revenue streams. Mark your calendars for April 27th, when Matt Lehrman of Audience Avenue presents “Audiences Everywhere,” as well as a CultureSocial in partnership with the Detroit 67 Project and Detroit Public Library on July 26th.

Please continue to bring us ideas and opportunities to work on behalf of the arts and culture community.

The CultureSource Team