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Apply for Finance, Extending Your Reach Seminars Today!

Applications are now available for two Business of Arts + Culture team seminars, Finance and Extending Your Reach.

Finance

Join us in Phoenix December 8-9 for Finance. Bring your leadership team together to develop the knowledge and skills to effectively craft strategies that support both organizational health and mission achievement. Your team will learn how traditional financial concepts such as revenue and cost are related to your ability to achieve your mission. Additionally, you will learn to use financial numbers for predicting effects on mission and organizational achievement.

Finance will be presented in Phoenix December 8-9. Learn more and apply by October 31 »

Fielding Grasty, seminar director for Finance, reflects on past presentations »

 

Extending Your Reach

Extending Your Reach offers a deep dive into partnerships and alliances, exploring the different types of relationships that can help you do more and achieve greater impact. After careful evaluation of your current relationships, your goals for the future and critical tactics for establishing alliances, you will leave this seminar prepared to lead a portfolio of strategic partners and engage in alliances that will help you achieve your vision.

Extending Your Reach will be presented in Boston December 8-9. Learn more and apply by October 31 »

 

Both seminars are offered with pay-what-you-can pricing and travel support is offered to those attending from outside each seminar’s metropolitan area.

Hear from past participants about the seminar experience:

 

Extending Your Reach Application Deadline is Approaching

There are only a few weeks left to apply for the Extending Your Reach seminar in Chicago. Join colleagues from around the country to share ideas, explore new ways to further your mission and hone your ability to recognize when and how alliances can help you do more – get your team together today!

Extending Your Reach focuses on alliances and partnerships, and how engaging in these relationships can help drive your organizational strategy and build a stronger community. After careful evaluation of your current relationships and goals for the future, you will leave this seminar prepared to build on your portfolio of partners and engage in alliances that will help you achieve your vision.

Extending Your Reach takes place July 24-25 in Chicago. This seminar is offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, meaning you can attend at the price that’s right for you.

Learn more about the Seminar here.
Applications are due Friday, June 6!

 

Teams Selected to Attend Extending Your Reach

Nine teams will attend National Arts Strategies’ new seminar, Extending Your Reach, November 14-15 in Los Angeles. The seminar, led by faculty Jeannette Colyvas (Northwestern University) and Andrew Nelson (University of Oregon) with seminar director Jamey Stowell, will give teams the tools and knowledge to lead a portfolio of strategic partners and engage in alliances that will help them achieve their visions. Teams were selected after a review of applications and represent a variety of disciplines and budget sizes from around the country.

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Extending Your Reach

Do you know what your network map looks like? Do you have a clear picture of your partnership portfolio and where you can leverage relationships to help further your vision?

Do you want to do more, but resources are tight? Partnerships can help, but a poorly conceived or managed partnership can be more hassle than it’s worth. Do you know how to find the right partners and evaluate opportunities?

With a clear understanding of your strategy and the skills to evaluate potential relationships against that strategy, you can initiate partnerships that will help you achieve more. Extending Your Reach gives you the tools to do just that. You’ll work with your team to create and evaluate your network map, then hear from colleagues to see alternate approaches and find new ideas. And, for the first time, all teams will have the option for a pre-seminar consult with NAS to help them prepare!

Extending Your Reach will be presented in Los Angeles November 14-15, 2013. This seminar is presented on a pay-what-you-can basis, meaning you can attend at the price that’s right for you. Travel support is also available to those from outside the Los Angeles area.

Learn more about Extending Your Reach »

Download the seminar info sheet to share with your team »

Apply by September 20 »

 

Creative Alliances Fellowship Recipients

Thirteen teams will be attending Creative Alliances in Miami, February 25-26 with an Organization Fellowship. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to the full-tuition fellowship, participants from outside the Miami metropolitan area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. Fellowship recipients include: (more…)

 

Last week to apply for Creative Alliances

This Friday – December 17 – is the deadline to apply to attend Creative Alliances with a full-tuition fellowship. Bring your team to this timely seminar to focus on two critical questions: under what circumstances are alliances appropriate for your mission, needs and environment? And, if undertaken, what form should these initiatives take and what factors will aid their success?

This two-day seminar will engage your team in case study analysis and class discussions that will help your team rethink your approach to collaboration. You will gain tools and frameworks for identifying and analyzing potential partnerships which you will apply in interactive exercises with your team. By the end of the session, your team will have the tools to more effectively identify and pursue mutually beneficial collaboration. See a detailed description of the seminar sessions »

Creative Alliances is being presented February 25-26 in Miami. All participating teams will receive an Organization Fellowship covering the full tuition for a team of up to six. Travel support will also be available to teams attending from outside the Miami metropolitan area to help with the costs of travel and lodging. A simple application process is being used to ensure there is a diverse mix of organizations in the classroom with clear goals for their participation.

Apply now before it’s too late »

 

Creative Alliances Deadline December 17

This time of year focus is often in short supply. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend the NAS Creative Alliances seminar in Miami with an Organization Fellowship. Be sure to get your team together and submit your application before the December 17 deadline. Apply now »

In a time when everyone is talking about collaboration, you need to be sure that you’re partnering with the right organizations for the right reasons – not just jumping on the bandwagon. The NAS Creative Alliances seminar will challenge your team to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain – no matter what their form and scope.

You and your team will spend two days working with two outstanding professors, Walter Powell of Stanford University and Jeanette Colyvas of Northwestern University. They will guide your team through class discussions and team exercises that will help you identify ways to better leverage your networking abilities and set the stage for more productive collaborations with other organizations. By the end of the seminar you’ll have a better idea of when and how to develop alliances that are mutually beneficial and advance your organization’s vision within your own community.

All participating teams will attend with an Organization Fellowship covering the cost of tuition for a team of up to six. Participants from outside the Miami metropolitan area will also be eligible to receive travel support to help with the costs of travel and lodging. Fellowships will be awarded based on a simple application process.

Apply now »

 

Get the right people to the table to build more effective collaborations

Collaborations and partnerships can have a broad impact on an organization, often requiring critical resources from any number of departments including programs, marketing, finance and senior management. But how often are all of those departments at the table to assess your organization’s opportunities and craft an approach that respects the existing demands on the parties involved? NAS’ Creative Alliances seminar is a two-day working session designed to help cross-departmental leadership teams explore critical questions like: (more…)

 

Creative Alliances first seminar presented with Organization Fellowship in 2011

NAS will kick off 2011 with its Creative Alliances seminar in Miami, February 25-26. This two-day working session is your opportunity to bring your team together to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain. You and your team will gain practical tools that enable you to determine when and how to develop, maintain, and maximize productive collaborations. (more…)

 

Fellowship recipients for Creative Alliances announced

Sixteen teams will be attending Creative Alliances in Detroit July 22-23 with a 2010 Organization Fellowship. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to the $1250 fellowship covering the full-tuition for the seminar, participants from outside the Detroit metropolitan area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. Fellowship recipients include:

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