Get On (a) Board

Get On Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s that time of year again. Time for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville Board Matching program. This program combines training with a matching event where participants meet with representatives of local arts organizations who need board members. The training introduces the arts industry and covers topics such as governance, fundraising, financials, and […]

Nashville Fashion Alliance Economic Impact Release Replay

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last week marked the release of the Nashville Fashion Alliance’s Economic Impact study. I’ve written about the highlights and provided my take on what this means to our growing fashion industry. But you don’t have to take my word for it… You can watch the replay of the live event. You can also read the news coverage […]

Nashville Fashion — A $5 Billion Industry Poised for Growth

Reading Time: 3 minutes Near the top of the list of things that I tell my students is this: A good argument is one that you can make with a straight face. A better one is supported by data. For well over a year, the members and leaders of the Nashville Fashion Alliance have been making the argument that […]

Reflections on the Reclamation

Reading Time: 3 minutes I had the opportunity to attend the Reclamation the other night. This event was a co-benefit for Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee and the Nashville Fashion Alliance. Odd as it may sound, the behemoth of retail thrift stores teamed up with the vanguard of the cutting edge fashion community to create an event that incorporated […]

Periscope Artist Entrepreneurs Pitch!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tuesday, September 6 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Nashville Entrepreneur Center Throughout the evening, Periscope artists will share about their artistic work, business models and key needs. Stephanie Pruitt is set to emcee, and our all-star panel of judges will provide insights along the way. Judges include Lauren Snelling, David Rosen, Stryker Warren, Jamaal Sheats and Max Goldberg. Being part of the Periscope […]

Thinking about an arts non-profit board?

Reading Time: < 1 minute I know what you’re thinking. Board members of non-profit arts organizations have money and connections and are executives at major companies or have years of experience in the arts community. Some of them do. Especially in the larger and more established arts organizations that require board members to be significant rain makers. But most organizations […]

The Accidental Accountant

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hard at work on a new workshop for the Nashville Fashion Alliance! For this workshop I’ve teamed up with Jake Drum — former tax accountant now providing accounting services to fashion firms — and Cara Jackson — Nashville Fashion Alliance vice chair and business manager for fashion designers and creative companies. Our fashion brands, like any creative […]