Resource ThuRsdays: Linked In #2, for Nonprofit Organizations

(This post got deleted through an update to our website, so please excuse the double-post!) It is fascinating seeing and interacting with so many people in the arts and culture nonprofit sector. Though the focus of their philanthropy or awareness-raising work varies, their mission was always the same: create art & inspire others, truly connect with communities and individuals needed to make the creativeproject happen, make a plan & a budget, find funding, somehow pull it all off, make a difference, and then… repeat! What’s at the heart of all successful arts and culture projects in the nonprofit arena? Artists,

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Resource ThuRsday: Twitter and Artists

So, now that we have talked about some of the rising stars in the social media world, we are now going to turn our attention to one of the traditional, yet still very popular, platforms: Twitter. Featured to the left is a fun infographic from Enfuzed.  If you already have a Twitter account (and if you don’t, go ahead and create one – it is very simple!) and want/need to gain a greater following, then here are some tips from the featured image: 1. Share and retweet about new knowledge that your followers (probably one’s from your industry) will find

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Resource ThuRsday: Pinterest

  Pinterest is a platform to use if you would like to show your work with minimal text. Click on the image at the left for a fun video from MDGadvertising. Here are some key points from the video: 1. Yes, women do outnumber men on Pinterest, but only by 20%. 2. Most people on Pinterest are between the ages of 25 and 54 and, regarding income, are from the middle class. 3. Pinterest is rapidly growing in popularity. In fact, as of June 2013, there were 48.7 million users (see DMR for some other fun Pinterest statistics). 4. Pinterest

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Resource ThuRsday: Promoting your art as a business

Happy Thursday! Today we are going to discuss how to create an attractive LinkedIn profile. Providing a link on your Google+ page to your LinkedIn profile is essential since LinkedIn will describe in detail who you are and what you do to those already following you on Google+. LinkedIn is a great platform to promote your art business – whether it is books, photography, paintings, acting, etc… Essentially, besides being an online resume, LinkedIn is an ideal way to socialize with other professionals in your field as well. Featured to the left is a fun infographic from Enfuzed. The following

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Resource ThuRsday: Google+

As explained last week by Paula, Google+ is a growing social media tool that now has an audience that easily competes with that of Twitter and Facebook. Today we are going to introduce Google+ to those of you that have not used it yet, discuss why you should use it, and tips for everyone (including already avid users of the platform) on how to improve your profile. Featured to the left are great introductory videos from Google about this platform. Click on the image, and once you go to the link, you can select from three videos (“stories,” “features,” and

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Resource ThuRsday: Social Media in 2013

Hi everyone! My name is Amy, and I am ArtSpark’s intern. I am pursuing my MBA in strategic planning. Also, like you all, I am passionate about the arts, including having a degree in interior design and a background in the visual arts. I have researched a lot about social media, and with all the current and upcoming platforms and tools out there, it is easy to get a bit overwhelmed! So, over the coming weeks, I will be posting fun infographics and other media along with some tips about how as an artist you can use social media effectively

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