Every other month, a group of arts marketing professionals meet virtually  to discuss marketing problems faced by a wide range of organizations and provides actionable solutions in a collaborative environment. This group is free and open to any person working in any marketing capacity at arts and nonprofit organizations.  

Arts Marketers: Stakeholder Engagement for the Long-Haul

Arts Marketers is back! Join leading nonprofit marketers from across the St. Louis region for our first virtual session of Arts Marketers on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 12:00–12:45 p.m. The Arts and Education Council brings back this series just for arts marketing leaders, offering lunch chats on relevant, timely topics.

You and other arts nonprofit marketers have demonstrated smart strategy, creativity and dedication as you have kept your communities together and focused on your important missions. Let’s come together to share best practices in how to stay connected with stakeholders in fourth quarter 2020 and beyond.

Our discussion leader will be Washington University professor and communication professional Cathy Dunkin. She will share tips and facilitate a fast-moving conversation with attendees covering:

  • Focusing on your mission
  • Creating innovative communication programs
  • Maintaining individual and corporate support
  • Communicating effectively with smaller staffs and fewer resources

We hope to see you there! Register below by submitting the below form. The zoom information will be emailed to you following registration.


Cathy Dunkin is a Lecturer of Management at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. She teaches communication courses for MBA students and business executives, helping them communicate ideas effectively when preparing written business communication or oral presentations for a variety of business settings. Olin’s communication courses help students gain important insights about understanding diverse stakeholders, creating effective speech and presentation content, preparing persuasive arguments, and developing professional visuals. 

Before joining the Olin faculty in 2013, Cathy founded and built a public relations firm, Standing Partnership, recognized for its positive employee culture, exceptional client results, and innovative leadership as a partner in the global Worldcom Public Relations Group. Cathy and her team at Standing were recognized nationally for creativity, company management and growth, and creating a “great place to work.” She previously held positions with Fortune 500 companies and global agencies in St. Louis, Chicago and Dallas. She is a graduate of University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Cathy activity supports industry professional associations and has served on civic and charity boards including United Way of Greater St. Louis, Variety the Children’s Charity, St. Louis Forum, St. Louis Regional Chamber, and Ignite Theatre Company, She enjoys spending time with her husband and two rescue dogs and loves ice hockey and musical theatre.

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