Friday, July 30, 2010


Your Welcome.

(Gypsies, Tramps and Tacos, tomorrow night!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I hate it when the President steals my thoughts

"Over the years, musicals have also been at the forefront of our social consciousness, challenging stereotypes, shaping our opinions about race and religion, death and disease, power and politics.

But perhaps the most American part of this truly American art form is its optimism.  Broadway music calls us to see the best in ourselves and in the world around us -– to believe that no matter how hopeless things may seem, the nice guy can still get the girl, the hero can still triumph over evil, and a brighter day can be waiting just around the bend."

~President Barack Obama at last night's White House Music Series Broadway event

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stop, Collaborate and Listen!

Cheesy as all get-out, but I couldn't help myself.  Besides, who says it better than Vanilla Ice?  Let's talk about everyone's favorite subject: fundraising!  

1.STOP making more work for yourself than there already is.  Fundraising isn't what you do, it's how you afford to do what it is you realllly do.  So keep the main thing the main thing, and stop making it such a big part of your day to day.

2. COLLABORATE with other organizations.  Find someone out there who's doing something complimentary to what you do.  Recently, I partnered with a musician who was doing an album launch, and asked if we could make it a fundraiser for an organization I work with.  Two half hour meetings and no output cost to us later, we had raised money for a great cause, and made a lot of great contacts. 

3. LISTEN to what's going on around you.  Pay attention to what other organizations and individuals are saying, you might just pick up some good ideas, leads on funding, or find a potential COLLABORATION opportunity.

Just remember, when it comes to fundraising (and life in general), work smart, not hard, and you'll have more time to focus on what's really important.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Theater in the Brooklyn :)

I know everyone gets excited about Shakespeare in the Park every summer (rightfully so, The Public Theater is a fine and well functioning entity), but my life is more Brooklyn-centric, so I try to find things closer to home. 

In addition to free movies and concerts- Movies with a View (Thursdays- Brooklyn Bridge Park) and Celebrate Brooklyn (various- Prospect Park Bandshell), you can also get FREE THEATER in the better borough. 

Brokelyn (awesome blog-check it out), compiled a great list of upcoming productions under the stars in Brooklyn: