NAMM Foundation Partners and Nonprofits Benefit From Sharing Music Education Best Practices at The 2017 NAMM Show

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Each winter, NAMM Foundation partners and nonprofits gather in Anaheim, Ca, to participate in the unique networking opportunity that is The NAMM Show. 10 partners, 18 grantees, and 57 nonprofits were represented this year at The 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Ca, Jan. 19-22, 2017. NAMM Foundation partners and nonprofits attended a networking reception on Thursday night, the first-annual set of Nonprofit Roundtables, and other educational sessions.

Roundtable topics included Best Practices for Fundraising, facilitated by David Dik, national executive director of Young Audiences for Learning; Board Selection and Management, facilitated by David Dik and Dalouge Smith, president and ceo of San Diego Youth Symphony; and Advance Your Mission by Upping Your Social Media Game, facilitated by B.J. Morgan, marketing manager of the Museum of Making Music.

Smith was thrilled to have so many of NAMM's nonprofits and partners attend roundtable sessions to learn and improve their work.

“Just as learning a musical instrument requires practice and dedication, the same is true for fund raising,” he said. “It was an honor having a chance to share best practices and examples with colleagues so dedicated to the cause of music and music education."

After discussing ideas with organizations at the show, Dik was struck by the role of nonprofits in the modern world.

“Musicians have historically played many roles; performers, entrepreneurs, activists, contributors,” said Dik. “The Nonprofit Roundtables explored other aspects:  philanthropist, educator, citizen and advocate.”

Did you not at the show? Audio files of the roundtable sessions can be found below, as well as dates for Summer NAMM and The 2018 NAMM Show.

Audio Files of the Roundtable Sessions

Advance Your Mission by Upping Your Social Media Game
Polish your online presence through social media strategy. Learn to effectively promote your nonprofit mission and to be consistent with your brand.

Board Selection and Management
This roundtable discussion focuses on nonprofit board selection and provides important tips on how to encourage and motivate board members.

Best Practices for Fundraising
Discover fundraising best practices for your nonprofit with practical knowledge to apply to your organization.

Save The Dates

Summer NAMM in Nashville, Tennessee: July 13-15, 2017.
The 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California: January 25-28, 2018.

Who Can Attend

NAMM Foundation Partners and Grantees
The NAMM Foundation’s Partner program is open to current partners and grantees that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan.

Nonprofit Organizations
The NAMM Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking program is open to established nonprofit organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan.

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