CultureWire

CultureWire is the Alliance's blog for arts & culture news, resources, opportunities and more. Get the best of CultureWire in your inbox bi-monthly by opting in to receive newsletters in your philaculture account settings. 

The 2018 Member Survey!

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03/09/18

The 2018 Member Survey is here! Last week we sent an email asking members to complete a brief survey on our programs and services. 

If you are the executive officer of a member organization or the member representative of your organization and have not received the survey, please contact Taja Jones, Associate Director of Development and Membership, at tajaj@philaculture.org.

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"...What if I'm not 'the Arts'?"

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03/07/18

Chances are good that you received a #SaveTheArts email last week, after the White House released its FY19 budget plan. Colleagues may have shared articles about the administration's proposed defunding of NPR, PBS, museums and libraries. In fact, you've probably explained to more than one family member or friend this week the difference between the NEA and NEH. That's right: it's federal advocacy season.

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Meet the New Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: Karl Blischke

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02/19/18

For the first time in 25 years, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) has a new executive director: Karl Blischke. Blischke succeeds Philip Horn, who is retiring from state government after leading the PCA for over two decades. “I’m excited to really be back involved in the arts,” he says.

 

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Meet an Alliancer: Elizabeth Estrada

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02/19/18

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the Cultural Alliance? We'll introduce you to members of our staff! This month the spotlight is on Elizabeth Estrada, our Digital Communications Coordinator.

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Member Discount Available for 2018 Nonprofit Finance Fund Webinar Series

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02/21/18
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The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) financial management webinars continue this month, providing essential professional development opportunities for nonprofit leaders. We are offering discounted registration on the three-part series, which can be taken as a full financial management curriculum or individual sessions. Receive a 10% discount by entering the promotional code SAVE10 at checkout.

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Governor Wolf Raises Thresholds for Nonprofit Audits

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02/15/18
A photo of the Capitol Building in Harrisburg.

On December 22, 2017, Governor Wolf signed two bills into law.  Both Acts amend the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act to affect several important Bureau processes.  Both Acts become effective 60 days from the date they are signed by the Governor, which is February 20, 2018.  

Act 71 (HB 1420) amends the Charities Act to raise the thresholds for an audit, review or compilation of the financial reports required to be submitted by charitable organizations that are registered under the Charities Act.

Act 72 (HB 1421) clarifies that annual registration statements for charitable organizations must be refiled annually based on the postmark date instead of the date received at the Bureau.

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Young Professionals Across Philadelphia

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01/17/18

<Join the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey's Project NEXT for Young Professionals Across Philadelphia on January 24 at 6:00 PM. YPAP creates a one-stop shop where you can find the right organization for you, or if you're already part of a cool organization, you can help recruit some new faces or identify the perfect partner for that event you're planning.The Cultural Alliance's Emerging Leaders Circle will also be tabling. Please join us!

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Advocacy Update: Tax Reform

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01/16/18

Thank you to all of the arts and culture advocates who spoke out on tax reform late last year. With that process finished and the final bill available, some may have questions over its lasting impact on our sector. By far, the best resource that the Alliance's advocacy team has found on the tax bill is the National Council of Nonprofits' analysis of the final legislation, updated in early January. That document can be found on its website.

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Advocacy Update: Tax Reform

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Anne Marie Rhoades
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11/15/17

By now, you've likely heard about the proposed tax reform plans put forth by the House and the Senate in Washington, DC. While they differ in some ways, the negative effects they would have on our sector, and on nonprofits across the country, are the same: first, both plans encourage partisanship amongst nonprofits, especially churches; second, both plans seriously disincentivize charitable giving. Visit our blog to learn more.

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Sign Up for Health Insurance Before the Deadline on December 15!

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11/14/17

Attention artists, cultural freelancers, and those who are self-employed: This year's window to enroll in health insurance through the federal marketplace has been shortened and the deadline to enroll is December 15, 2017. Through our partnership with Gallagher, individuals looking to attain health coverage can visit gohealth.com/CulturalAlliance.

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