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Presentations & Reports

The following links are to presentations, reports or articles which were referenced by speakers at our monthly Member Meetings, or that might be of general interest to members.

Effective Fundraising in the Current Economy: presentation by Fidelma McGinn of Artist Trust at EAC Meeting on June 23, 2009.  (PDF, 11MB)
Fidelma also provided a handout: Five things that a Board Member can do to raise money (PDF, 68KB) and referenced this survey from Artist Trust in spring 2009 (PDF, 180KB) and reports by Grantmakers in the Arts, Annual Surveys (link)

How To Get Found on the Web:  an SEO workshop given by Mark Gerth, Communications Manager for the Washington State Arts Commission at the WA Cultural Congress (April 2009). (PDF, 726KB)

Online Marketing Fundamentals:   presentation by Erin West of POP Arts Marketing at EAC Meeting on March 24, 2009. (PDF, 8MB)
[Erin gave a similar presentation at a Shunpike workshop in November 2008, which was recorded as a podcast.  Thanks to the folks at Shunpike, you can download this and other useful podcasts from iTunes]

The Helicon Report: commissioned by several major local funders – reports on how the poor economy’s hitting many of our major arts organizations, including some EAC members. (PDF, 252KB, download from

ArtsFund State of the Arts Survey: in a Dec 08 survey of 81 King and Pierce County nonprofit arts groups, ArtsFund found that groups are focused on protecting core services to the community as they cut expenses and redouble fundraising efforts. (PDF, 903KB, download from

Choosing Data Management Software: presentation by Caroline Renard with guest panel: Nick Barnett from Tessitura, Caitlin Finne from SecondStory Rep and Patrick Shaw from NPower, at EAC Meeting on May 27, 2008. (link to Google Presentation)

The Wired Wealthy“: a study that looks at medium to high end donors and examines their habits and attitudes towards charitable giving via the web.  Forwarded by Mary Pat Byrne, City of Bellevue. (PDF, 1 MB, download from

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