Greater Cincinnati’s annual campaign for the arts will attempt to surpass last year’s record total by raising $12,450,000. ArtsWave Community Campaign chairs Jill P. Meyer and Awadagin Pratt announced the goal at a special concert to kick off the 2016…
It would be easy to look at Jill Meyer and Awadagin Pratt and see two Cincinnatis. Meyer is small and blond and business. Pratt is big and dreadlocked and music. But the two see the interdependence of those two worlds. Pratt and Meyer know you cannot have strong arts without significant support from business and that you cannot attract and retain talented people to work in the region without vibrant arts.
Recessions, stock market swings, election years – none affect nonprofit fundraising, Cincinnati insiders say, as much as telling compelling stories. Stronger storytelling, they say, leads to more donors and higher levels of loyalty and giving. But as they enter 2016, development directors in Cincinnati aren’t looking merely for financial donors but, rather, to build relationships with people who care about the organization’s mission.
Tickets are on sale for Women Helping Women’s Sunday Salons series, which runs through March 20, presenting local speakers addressing timely topics in interesting homes and venues around town.
The 12th annual Celestial Ball, April 9, will celebrate two hometown treasures – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Reds.
Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati is a nonprofit inspiring girls from third through eighth grade to be healthy and confident, using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.