"The Agony & Ecstasy of Fundraising" - Karen Brooks Hopkins

The arts industry has a serious problem – cash. Despite the fact that the arts can foster community, bring in money to local economies and inspire a love of learning, funding for the arts is a low priority. That means fundraisers at arts organizations have the important task of keeping their companies – and the industry at large – alive.

Karen Brooks Hopkins pulls from more than 30 years of fundraising experience to share the trials and triumphs of this important job, and encourages anyone interested to join the cause. Karen Brooks Hopkins was BAM’s president (where she worked since 1979) from 1999 until her retirement in June 2015. She is the author of the widely read book, "Successful Fundraising for Arts & Cultural Organizations."