Co.Lab for Cultural Organizations (In collaboration with CultureSource)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Co.act Detroit and CultureSource collaborate to present one-on-one online appointments with subject matter experts in areas such as fundraising, marketing, accounting, and more. During short, focused consultations, experts provide the opportunity for nonprofit leaders to approach challenges from a fresh perspective and tap into solution-oriented thinking.

Sign-up for an appointment with one of these experts:

  • UHY, LLC.
    • Meet with a Erica, a CPA from UHY LLP to discuss nonprofit accounting, financial analysis and tax, include IRS forms 990’s, 990PF and 990-T’s as well as the annual Michigan solicitation renewal form.
  • Aly Sterling
    • Meet with Emily to discuss one of three areas:
      • Fundraising: annual fund, donor stewardship, board fundraising, development talent, campaign feasibility, planned giving, etc.
      • Strategic planning: why have one, executing yours, accountability, staff versus board’s role.
      • Board Governance: roles/responsibilities, recruitment/retention, orientation, engagement, succession planning, fundraising, evaluation.
  • ioby
    • Meet with a Brooke from ioby to discuss crowdfunding successfully, grassroots organizations, building a fundraising team, making direct asks, or telling your story. ioby, “in our backyards”, gives local leaders the ability to crowdfund the resources they need to build real, lasting change from the ground up.
  • Phoenix Innovate
    • Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps nonprofits utilize for-profit techniques through their “Authentic Marketing” strategy. This process combines research and insights, marketing strategy, content development and design, and implementation solutions from printing to email and social media solutions. Meet with them to discuss how to use the data you already have to get your message to reach the right audience and increase your return on investment.
  • Data Driven Detroit
    • AskD3 at Co.act is designed to help nonprofits answer questions using data. A team of data analysts will be available at Co.act and equipped to fulfill on-the-spot community data requests. In-person sessions will be scheduled for 45 minutes to help identify your data needs and potentially offer quick data solutions. Projects expanding beyond 45 minutes will be referred to other D3 staff who can assist in planning for and completing the request.

This special Co.Lab Connect day is designed for arts and culture nonprofits and CultureSource members.

All appointments have been booked. If you would like to add your name to a wait list in case of cancellations, please click the link below.

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