Arts Innovation Day

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Friday, June 2, 2017 | Manchester Community College 

Looking to enhance your marketing plan or need support in organizational strategy? Here's your opportunity to work with peers and corporate professionals towards a more efficient and ultimately more innovative, organization. Join us for our second Arts Innovation Day, a day of professional learning for arts professionals and collaboration with local business leaders. From marketing to human resources, arts organization professionals will have the opportunity to learn from the Arts Council's corporate partners and how Business Volunteers for the Arts can help meet your organizational goals. 

2016 Sessions
[Check back in early spring for our 2017 lineup!]

Storytelling: Refining Your Elevator Pitch:
  Every nonprofit should have an elevator pitch. Leadership and staff should be able to convey the mission and stories of impact in a succinct way. Being able to answer the question “What does your organization do?” in a clear and impactful way opens up a world of opportunities. Learn ways to refine your answer to that question and draw people in to learn more about your organization. Presented by Travelers 

Digital Marketing: Digital marketing is a fast paced world. Learn best practices for sharing digital content, engaging approaches for sharing your story, and how to engage artists and community members online. Presented by The Hartford

Managing Talent: Whether you’re an organization of 2 or 2,000, building your team is some of the most important work you do as a leader. This session is ideal for Executive Directors and anyone who is looking for new ways to develop your team and manage the talents of those you work with to help your organization reach its goals! Presented by Aetna

Media Relations: Nonprofit arts organizations have a story to tell. But what are the stories that hook the media in to learn more about your organization?  A panel of journalists and public relations professionals will share tools and tips for reaching out to media outlets in effective ways outside of promoting your annual gala. Presented by Theresa Sullivan Barger, award-winning journalist

HR Best Practices: During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about best practices and new trends in Human Resources management that will help move your organization forward from the directors of HR at Prudential Retirement and Max’s Restaurant Group. Plus, get YOUR questions answered at this interactive session! Presented by Prudential Retirement 

Strategic Partnerships: It’s great to have a local business or corporation sponsor an event, but how do you build a lasting partnership that is more beneficial for everyone involved? Gain more insight into the benefits of these partnerships and how to begin building them today. Presented by Webster Bank 

Questions? Please contact Amanda Roy, Community Programs Manager, Greater Hartford Arts Council at 860-525-8629 x252 or 


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