CultureWire

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

Meet an Alliancer: Nicole Kalitsi

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04/18/18

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 Nicole Kalitsi.

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Help us #SaveTheArts on National Arts Advocacy Day

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03/13/18

Save The Arts

Happy National Arts Advocacy Day! This morning, we’re joining hundreds of arts advocates from across the country in our nation’s capital to represent the arts and humanities.

Today we need YOUR help to amplify our message to #SaveTheArts!

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Research on Individual Giving in Philadelphia

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Kelli Paul
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03/12/18

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance will soon unveil the much-anticipated findings of our most recent research study. With support from the Wyncote Foundation, for the past year we have been exploring the motivations and barriers – perceived or real – of high net-worth individuals when considering supporting arts and culture. The findings have been exciting and eye-opening and will result in new strategies for individual organizations and the sector as a whole.

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Meet an Alliancer: Roberta Johnson

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03/12/18

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 Roberta Johnson, our new Vice President of Audience Engagement beginning March 26!

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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
Nonprofit Finance Fund logo

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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