Author Archives: James Hart

3 Expert Creative Entrepreneurs and the Advice they Offer

The following interviews, conducted by Hanna Mandery, seek to understand: If creative entrepreneurs typically seek capital in starting their organizations OR if leaders of nonprofit leaders, how they raise funds What ways they may have done so, if applicable What … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Fundraising Tips from Leading Experts

The following interviews, conducted by Ben Killian, seek to understand: If creative entrepreneurs typically seek capital in starting their organizations OR if leaders of nonprofit leaders, how they raise funds What ways they may have done so, if applicable What … Continue reading

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How are Creative Entrepreneurs Finding Funding (or Are They?)

The following interviews, conducted by Kate Vogel, seek to understand: If these creative entrepreneurs sought capital in starting their organization What ways they may have done so, if applicable What advice they have for aspiring creative entrepreneurs.  Kim Castner: GoGreenLunchbox, … Continue reading

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Planning, Building Relationships, and Collaborating

The following interviews, conducted by Avery Alexander, seek to understand: If these creative entrepreneurs sought capital in starting their organization What ways they may have done so, if applicable What advice they have for aspiring creative entrepreneurs.  This interview process … Continue reading

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Three Nonprofit Leaders on Raising Funds

The following interviews, conducted by Swikriti Shahi, seek to understand: If creative entrepreneurs typically seek capital in starting their organization If leaders of nonprofits, rather than entrepreneurs, how they raise funds What ways they may have done so, if applicable … Continue reading

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How Nonprofit Leaders Fundraise & Advice They Have to Offer

You don’t necessarily need to be an expert in what your fundraising for, but you need to be passionate about it.  Continue reading

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Coco Bonvecchio & the Entrepreneurs

When someone is investing in your company, they are investing in you. Continue reading

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Is Attracting Capital Necessary for a Startup?

Q: What three pieces of advice do you have for aspiring arts and creative entrepreneurs, regarding raising funds?

A: Cast vision, what are you doing that is unique? What are you doing that strikes at the center of your personal passion? People always invest in people. Go to… Continue reading

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Callie Nelson asks, “Are Business Plans Necessary?”

The following interview series and analysis was conducted by Callie Nelson, an Arts Entrepreneurship student at Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. The goal of this project was to assess if creative entrepreneurs typically start with a business … Continue reading

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Rodman Steele with Creative Entrepreneurs on Plans and Planning

The following interviews were conducted by SMU student Rodman Steele. Cary Pierce – Founding member of Jackopierce, musician  Did you have a business plan when you started Jackopierce? We Probably had a business plan for our first record… One page … Continue reading

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