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Give props to non-profits

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is now taking nominations for the 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Let’s see some arts and cultural organizations make the list. Nominate your favorite organization for one of eight categories and help lift up folks making a difference in your community. 
Submit your nomination.

Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

Join forces with over 500 grassroots advocates from across the country in the annual Americans for the Arts "Arts Advocacy Day"! Taking place March 23-24 in Washington DC, the nation's cultural and civic organizations will be highlighting the critical development needed for strong public policies, as well as advocating for essential public funding for the arts. Register by March 9th!

Volunteer with the Greenway Conservancy

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is looking for folks who are passionate about public art and public spaces to become Arts Ambassador Volunteers. This position provides an opportunity to work with a team to create meaningful art experiences for park patrons. Apply today!  

Community data-gathering project

The Nonprofit Finance Fund's (NFF) annual survey collects input from nonprofit managers/employees nationwide. Help create better information about the obstacles and opportunities faced by this sector. Fill out the Nonprofit State of the Sector Survey here to submit your insight about the demand for your organization's services, and the availability or lack thereof of crucial resources. And don't forget to share the link!

Talk data to me

Making the case for arts and culture as an economic driver just got a little easier. A new report from National Endowment for the Arts and US Bureau of Economic Analysis credits the cultural sector with a $700 billion boost to the U.S. economy. This data plays an essential role in talking about arts impact: using numbers to quantify the important work of the arts and cultural community. To contextualize this data, we need to continue to share stories from the community that show the other side of arts impact: the people.


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