The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is a 14-year-old multi-faceted arts center. Memberships account for 16% - 20% of the development budget, and membership has been declining since 2014. Retaining current members and attracting new members is more important than ever, but with performance and class schedules in a state of flux our traditional membership benefits may not be as attractive. Looking for a plan to retain and recruit members. A volunteer with cultural arts experience is a plus.
Memberships comprise 16% - 20% of the development budget and 12% of the organization's overall budget. With reliable membership income we can increase programming at the center and in the community.
The mission of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is to encourage and advocate the visual and performing arts by providing a forum where diverse audiences can actively participate in cultural experiences. The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is committed to supporting the economic vitality of Suffolk by enhancing the life experiences of our citizens and visitors
Working with Rob was a great experience and resulted in an extremely usable membership strategy. He produced a "working document", not a report to be read once and then put on a shelf. It was evident from our first phone conversation he was no novice at this type of coaching and consulting and knew the right questions to ask to help educate himself about our organization and our needs. Through an exchange of documents and information and in conversations with various staff members he identified key strategies and goals and constructed effective ways of meeting those goals. His attention to detail produced a report that is easily understood by both staff members and board members Rob is very personable and devoted a lot of time and energy into our project. I highly recommend him and would gladly work with him again.
Working with Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts was a fantastic experience. Susan and team were able to clearly state where they want the organization to go from a membership perspective. It was a great collaboration since Susan and team came in with their own great ideas while at the same time were not afraid to ask for input and direction from me when necessary. As a result, we created a broad, yet thorough membership strategy that allows for the organization to achieve their membership objectives, while maintaining a level of flexibility that is vital during the ever-changing non-profit dynamics of the COVID pandemic. I would highly recommend working with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.