NAMM Foundation Partner Opportunities

"It is an invaluable opportunity for us to attend. It's a great place for us to connect with other like-minded organizations as well as NAMM members who are all working together for advocacy of music education." - Chiho Feindler, Director of Grants and Compliance with VH1 Save the Music Foundation

Each winter and spring, NAMM Foundation partners and grantees gather in Anaheim, Ca, and Nashville, TN, to participate in unique networking opportunities that are The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM. 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.

NEW at The 2018 NAMM Show: NAMM Foundation partners and grantee organizations are invited to attend The NAMM Show AND are highly encouraged to participate in the first-annual Nonprofit Management Institute (see below).

The 2018 NAMM Show

Dates & Location

January 25-28, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center · Anaheim, CA

How to Attend

Apply to attend The NAMM Show by completing the application form below. 

Why Attend

NAMM Foundation grantees and strategic partners will receive:

  • An allotment of 5 complimentary badges as well as the opportunity to purchase more for $25 each (before Jan. 10)
  • A listing on NAMM.org 
  • Access to nonprofit professional development (see the Nonprofit Management Institute below), and
  • An invitation to attend a networking reception on Friday afternoon

Professional Development

NAMM Foundation partners and grantees who attend the show will have access to educational sessions a part of the Nonprofit Management Institute, which offers professional development to organizations. See below for more information about the Nonprofit Management Institute.

Qualifications and Guidelines

NAMM Foundation partners and grantees agree that their representatives will not: 

  • Solicit NAMM Member companies for product, services or financial contributions while at The NAMM Show
  • Share exhibit space with an exhibiting company
  • Host or solicit participation in separate events or activities conducted at The NAMM Show that support or promote your organization without first obtaining written approval from The NAMM Foundation.

Registration

Organizations selected will receive access to the show floor and an allotment of 5 complimentary badges as well as the opportunity to purchase more for $25 each. 

After your organization applies, you will be contacted by NAMM Staff with badge instructions. Once your organization applies to attend, you will be contacted by NAMM Staff with badge instructions. Once registration is completed, badges will be available for individual pickup at one of several Will Call desks on show site.

Badge Deadlines
There is no badge deadline to receive comped badges.
Want to bring additional guests and reached your badge limit? Guests can register for $50 badges. Please email Jessicac@namm.org, for more information.

Events

Nonprofit organizations are invited to attend Nonprofit Roundtables; a part of the Nonprofit Management Institute. See the event schedule below.

Additional Events to Attend:
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

The NAMM Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking Reception
4 – 5 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

Drop by the Member Center on Thursday for The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Networking Reception. Learn more about the organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission to increase opportunities for people to learn and make music. Soft drinks and snacks will be served. 

Policy Roundtable: Understanding EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
2 - 3 pm 
Anaheim Convention Center, NAMM Member Center

Be prepared for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) scheduled to go into effect in May 2018. All companies processing and holding personal data for marketing or customer relations purposes for people residing in the EU, regardless of the company’s location, should attend to learn about compliance requirements and avoid substantial fines. Presented by NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations. 

Please Note

We're going green! Each year, we discard pounds of unclaimed brochures at the end of The NAMM Show.  This year, in an effort to lessen our carbon footprint, we are no longer requiring our partners and grantees to supply printed materials. Your on-site contact information as well as general information about your organization will be included in our electronic directory. 

Questions?

Contact Jessica Cortez

The Nonprofit Management Institute at The 2018 NAMM Show

Dates & Location

January 25-28, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center · Anaheim, CA 
NAMM Member Center, Lobby B

About

NEW at The 2018 NAMM Show! NAMM Foundation partners and grantees are encouraged to participate in the first-annual Nonprofit Management Institute. The Nonprofit Management Institute supports nonprofits by offering professional development to nonprofit organizations.

Requirements to Receive a Certificate of Completion

  • Attendance at all five nonprofit sessions
  • Submit an online essay within 5 days of The NAMM Show describing what you learned and how it might be applied to your work. 

Benefits

Attendees who attend all five nonprofit sessions will receive a certificate of completion from The NAMM Foundation, and their organization name listed on The NAMM Foundation website.

Nonprofit Sessions

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Nonprofit Roundtable: Building a Foundation through Governance and Strategic Direction
12  – 1 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, national executive director, Young Audiences; Mark Slavkin, director of education, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts; Dalouge Smith, president & CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory; Laurie Schell, founding principal, Laurie Schell Associates

Boards provide direction, fiscal oversight, and most importantly, a mechanism to plan for the future needs of an organization.  Learn how to form your own 501 (c)3 and enlist board members, as well as what to expect your first year. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

Nonprofit Roundtable: Program Development, Documentation and Assessment
1 – 2 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, national executive director, Young Audiences; Jane Best, director, Arts Education Partnership; Steve Venz, visual and performing arts coordinator, Orange County Department of Education; Joe Landon, executive director, California Alliance for Arts Education; Laura Smyth, program director, Title I Initiative, California Alliance for Arts Education 

To build successful programs nonprofits need to include documentation and assessments as part of their program development.  This session will explore how to implement them at the same time, with a focus on zeroing in on setting organizational goals. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Nonprofit Roundtable: If Only I Had Another Thousand Dollars–Fundraising and Development
12 – 1 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, national executive director, Young Audiences; Carolyn Grant, executive director, Museum of Making Music (MoMM); Alisa Arkinzadeh, development officer, Museum of Making Music (MoMM)

 “Nonprofit” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a profit.  And though there is no one formula to achieving profitability, a careful balance of earned, unearned, restricted, unrestricted, long-term and short-term revenue streams is critical to success.  This session will explore strategies  to find the right revenue sources for your organization. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

Nonprofit Roundtable: Telling the World Using Technology and Social Media
1 – 2 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, National Executive Director, Young Audiences; Chalise Zolezzi, Director of Public Relations and Social Media, NAMM; Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director, Bob Moog Foundation

Get to know your audience on social media to make sure you are getting the most out of the relationship. This session will explore social media strategies that build an audience for your work and build a network and/or fanbase for your organization. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Nonprofit Roundtable: Best Practices from The NAMM Foundation Grantees

1 – 2 pm

David Dik, national executive director, Young Audiences; Chiho Feindler, senior director of programs and policy, VH1 Save The Music Foundation; Karl Dustman, co-executive director, Percussion Marketing Council 

Learn to achieve good governance, solid program development and reflection, stable funding and community-building around your work.  This session will present success stories that highlight methodologies that can be applied to the nonprofit program development. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

RSVP to Attend

Interested in attending the Nonprofit Management Institute?  RSVP here; RSVP'ing is optional but highly encouraged. 

Apply to Attend The 2018 NAMM Show

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