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MAB Grant Applications
Nonprofit Research Colloquium
Free Workshop
Gathering on the Green Event
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February 4, 2011

Dear ,

What do a sausage company and a storyteller have in common? No, this isn't a bad joke. We've posted 16 short examples of organizations and individuals in the creative industries. Each participant created a centerpiece for our event, Creativity Works! Moving Forward, that visually represents their work. Check out their centerpieces, read about some interesting connections and don't miss the showpiece made of glorious headcheese!

Below, you'll also find information on the Milwaukee Arts Board grant application process and their free workshop. 

Go Packers!

Christine Harris
Executive Director
Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee

Help the Florentine beat Pittsburgh...Opera
The Florentine Opera is holding a friendly Facebook competition with the Pittsburgh Opera as our two teams get ready to face off this weekend - a race to gain the most facebook fans. The winning company gets bragging rights and can boast the most supportive fan community - the loser has to post a picture of their staff in the opposing team's gear.

Click here to "like" them on Facebook and help beat Pittsburgh!

Milwaukee Arts Board Grant Applications Online
The 2011 Milwaukee Arts Board grant application is now online.

The postmark deadline for submitting the application is Monday, March 14, 2011.

MAB will hold an informal grant-writing workshop on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 2:30pm in (809 N. Broadway, 1st floor conference room). If you are a new applicant to the program, new in your grant writer role, or have not received a MAB grant in the past three grant cycles, we encourage you to attend the grant-writing workshop. Please rsvp to Lynn Lucius. You may also access last year's video presentation on the Milwaukee Arts Board grant application process.
Nonprofit Research Colloquium
Implications of Being a Highly Rated Organization: Evidence from Four-Star Rated Nonprofits
Dan Neely, Department of Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (with Qianhua Ling, Department of Accounting, Marquette University)
Abstract: This study examines a group of exemplary rated nonprofits, organizations rated four stars by Charity Navigator, to determine if this select group of charities exhibits characteristics associated with top charitable organizations, or if the four-star rating achieved is limited to the more narrow financial metrics employed in the methodology utilized by Charity Navigator.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Lubar Hall, Rm S250
To register, contact Barbara Duffy:
FREE Workshop
Using the Arts & Humanities in Community Health
The Helen Bader School of Social Welfare presents this free interactive workshop, exploring:
   � Model Projects
   � Common Challenges
   � Resources
   � Next Steps to Support the Field
Featuring local and national leaders, including:
   � Pam Korza, Americans for the Arts
   � Jan Cohen-Cruz, Imagining America
   � Michael Rohd, Sojourn Theatre
   � Elinor Fuchs, Yale University
   � Robbie McCauley, Emerson University
   � Carrie Sandahl, University of Illinois Chicago
Ideal for: students, faculty and community members

Friday, March 18, 2011
UWM Zelazo Center
2419 E Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI 53211
Registration Required. To register, contact Lori Woodburn 414-229-2740 or
An Afternoon with Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Committed"
An event to benefit local performing arts non-profit, Gathering on the Green. Come sample delicious food and watch cooking demonstrations, try out a yoga class or the cardiotheater, bid on silent auction items from local businesses, and then, Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of "Eat, Pray, Love" will discuss her latest book, "Committed" and take your questions. A signed paperback copy of "Committed" is included with your ticket!

February 13, 2011
Elite Sports Club-Mequon
11616 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
$29 advance/$35 at door
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NEW Job Posting
Sales Representative/Account Manager - Full Time
Milwaukee Artist Pocket Collection, a new fine arts mini-magazine featuring the work of Milwaukee artists seeks dedicated sales reps who are passionate about the arts with a good knowlege of the local scene.
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Post a Job for FREE here!

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Non-Member Policy: The Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee promotes sector-wide sponsored events in the Weekly Update, rather than single-organization events.  Exceptions are made occasionally, completely at the discretion of CAGM. 

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Thanks to our Creativity Works! Sponsors
This project is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Creativity Works! thanks its local sponsors: 

Forest County Potawatomi Foundation * Frontier Airlines *

Greater Milwaukee Foundation  *  Harley-Davidson Motor Company *

Helen Bader Foundation  *  Kahler Slater  * Marcus Corporation  *  M & I Corporation  *  MillerCoors  * Northwestern Mutual Foundation *

The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation  *  Spirit of Milwaukee  * 

The Wagner Companies  *  West Bend Mutual Insurance  *  Wisconsin Arts Board