I've been a volunteer performer, paid contractor, head of a member organization, award recipient and supporter of Council activities for more than 10 years.
The GAAC "gets it." This organization understands the challenges/rewards of artistic pursuits as well as the work that has to be done to secure partnerships and engage volunteers, all while creating opportunities to develop the next generation of artist and arts lovers. GAAC also promotes local arts events with a weekly radio broadcast/podcast.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I’ve witnessed ArtScape camp participants go on to major in the arts in college. I’ve seen the AHA grow from a single-day festival in the parking lot of the Municipal Bldg to a 4-day multi-location, multi-genre award-winning tourist attraction. I can attest to attendance at and awareness of my jazz events increasing after being included on the GAAC web calendar/podcast.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
If I could, I would increase funds allotted for re-granting, and double the staff in order to expand their reach.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
All of my experiences are positive.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
I've met new people, and I always welcome the opportunity to meet arts lovers. I also welcome the opportunity to support an organization that "works"
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
fulfilled (as though I was making a real impact).... warm, fuzzy...
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?