Member Benefits

The Cultural Alliance membership is a diverse group of more than 440 organizations and creative enterprises from across the region representing Performing Arts; Museums; Galleries; Visual Arts & History; Science and Horticulture; Community Arts & Education or Service; Research & other related disciplines. Membership is annual and dues are based on an organization’s operating expenses (nonprofits) or annual revenues (for-profits).

The Cultural Alliance is committed to helping member organizations thrive in today’s challenging economic environment. In addition to our role as advocate for the cultural community, the Cultural Alliance also offers member organizations an array of individual services designed to help them effectively manage their organizations and at the same time increase revenues and reduce expenses.

Below we have organized our benefits into five key management areas to help our members understand and maximize their membership with the Cultural Alliance. Please click through on particular programs and services to find out more about how they can benefit your organization.

If you would like more information on any of the mentioned benefits, feel free to email us at membership@philaculture.org or call (215) 557-7811 and select option 5.

Audience development and revenue generation tools

 

Stay informed and educated about important trends impacting the cultural community

  • Advocacy: The Cultural Alliance is a tireless advocate for arts and culture at every level and we’ve worked hard to build relationships in Washington, Harrisburg, City Hall and in county and municipal governments from around the region.
    Members have the option to sign up for the Cultural Alliance’s Online Advocacy Action Center, through which they’ll receive vital updates about the Cultural Alliance’s advocacy across the region as well as opportunities to contact their legislators about policy issues facing the sector.
  • Partnership with Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter: The Cultural Alliance is working to provide greater support to fundraisers in our sector. AFP is a great resource for seasoned, as well as new, fundraisers to grow their skills, keep abreast of best practices and understand external forces affecting your fundraising efforts.
  • CultureWire™: Our online newsletter for the cultural community.
  • ResearchThe Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance performs and commissions rigorous, innovative research that focuses on the relationship between the residents of the Philadelphia region and arts and culture.
  • Art-Reach's Cultural Accessibility Training: Cultural Alliance members can receive $100 off the Cultural Accessibility Training that Art-Reach provides to cultural employees, volunteers and stakeholders.

 

Resources for finding and retaining the best employees   

  • Job Bank: Our region's resource of job opportunities in the arts and culture industry where you can post or find creative and administrative jobs at all professional levels. 
  • Health Benefits through Gallagher: Gallagher represents a full array of benefits products and insurance expertise including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, EAP, Section 125, Flexible Spending Accounts, Business Travel, Long Term Care and benefit structuring planning. They are committed to designing and implementing quality benefit programs to meet the complex needs of nonprofit organizations. 
  • Drexel University Online Continuing Education: Consistently ranked amongst the world's best universities, Drexel’s online programs are known for eschewing the limits of online education, and are available to Cultural Alliance members for up to a 40% tuition discount.

 

Connecting with peers

  • Annual Meeting: Connect with over 500 arts and culture professionals from the Greater Philadelphia region and learn from thought leaders in the field at the Annual Meeting. (Members receive complimentary admission, which includes lite food and drinks)
  • Member Directory: The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's online Member Directory provides a comprehensive community resource filled with information about the region's nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

 

Administrative savings  

  • Gallagher Risk Management Services:Their dedicated team of local experts understand the insurance and risk management requirements of the members of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and can provide significant guidance and innovative solutions to meet all your insurance needs such as D&O, business insurance, workers' compensation and other property/ liability solutions.
  • DonorSearch: The Cultural Alliance is working to provide greater support to fundraisers in our sector. Whether you have a team of fundraisers or you're a one-person-shop, there are a number of plans to help you understand your donors and potential donors with this great tool.
  • Mediacopy: Cultural Alliance members can receive 15% off the list price for all digitally produced printed material including brochures, small booklets, posters, business cards, stationery, post cards and invitation packages, etc.
  • Office Basics: Cultural Alliance members are entitled to the special reduced pricing on every item in Office Basics' already discounted catalog of over 5,800 most commonly ordered items
  • Payroll Service Solutions: The Cultural Alliance has partnered with Payroll Service Solutions to offer a 10% discount on already competitively priced services like direct deposits, reports, 1099 and W-2 forms, quarterly earning analysis, etc.