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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


Doug’s Site/Consulting firm:

Doug’s 8-fold path to community engagement:

Doug’s Twitter:

Doug’s Book, Engage Now: A Guide to Making the Arts Indispensable:

*****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