DeVos Institute to partner with Accademia Teatro alla Scala and MIP Politecnico di Milano on Fundraising Intensive

October 12, 2015

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland will partner with Accademia Teatro alla Scala and MIP Politecnico di Milano to lead Fundraising for the Performing Arts, an Executive Fundraising Intensive for arts managers and fundraisers. The Intensive will be March 16-19, 2016, at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.

In recent years, rapid changes in technology, demographics, government policy, and the economy have greatly complicated the job of arts managers and trustees—in Italy, the EU, the United States, and around the globe. For too many organizations, these changes have led to a “razor-thin” existence between survival and collapse.

This Executive Fundraising Intensive addresses these challenges and offers arts managers the opportunity to learn new strategies, discuss alternate approaches, and network with other leaders in the field.

DeVos Institute President Brett Egan will lead 21st Century Funding for the Performing and Visual Arts, a two-day course within Fundraising for the Performing Arts that examines the relationship between marketing and fundraising as well as the primary reasons early efforts to fundraise succeed or fail. This course will discuss how to create an organizational culture that preserves mission while asking all members of the organization to play a role in “revenue diversification”—an “all hands on deck” approach to identifying and sustaining new sources of income. This course also provides actionable strategies for developing donor relationships, as well as for engaging volunteers and—as applicable—board members and trustees.

The deadline to enroll is February 21, 2016.

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