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Successful Nonprofits Podcast


Apr 10, 2018

CEO of Arts Engaged and author of Engaged Now, Doug Borwick gives his expert perspective on community engagement and how it is more effective than outreach. In this episode, Doug:

  1. Distinguishes engagement from outreach
  2. Shares ingredients for effective community engagement
  3. Gives Examples of successful community engagement

Links:

Doug’s Site/Consulting firm: www.artsengaged.com

Doug’s 8-fold path to community engagement: http://www.artsengaged.com/eightfoldpath

Doug’s Twitter: www.twitter.com/@dougborwick

Doug’s Book, Engage Now: A Guide to Making the Arts Indispensable: https://www.amazon.com/Engage-Now-Guide-Making-Indispensable/dp/0972780432/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523378616&sr=8-1&keywords=engage+now+doug+borwick

*****Timestamped Highlights*****

5:45) Moving beyond “artist centricity”

(7:50) Doug defines community outreach

(8:45) Rethinking outreach

(9:56) Inspiring examples of community engagement: Houston Grand Opera, Queens Bridge, and Early Music Ensemble in Seattle:

(13:36) Activities to avoid when doing community engagement

(15:10) Four ingredients to community engagement

(18:39) Community Engagement 101

(24:00) Do you need new money for community engagement?

 (26:58) Doug shares the most transformative piece of music he has experienced