MCE was hired to lead and manage all elements of the executive search process for Dance/USA’s next executive director. MCE managed a people-centered search process that prioritized transparency, flexibility, active engagement, collaboration, trust, and consensus-building. After presenting Dance/USA’s Search Committee with 76 qualified candidates and demographic data to outline the search’s reach, Dance/USA’s Board unanimously[…]
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Alison was recently featured on Substantial Art and Music’s ARTdustry podcast. She is forever grateful to the Stan and Rachelle for creating a space for comfortable dialogue to flow. They are such AMAZING hosts! Listen to the episode here. Check out this great preview.
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Lifestyle, Philanthropy, Self Care, Startups, Strategy, Women of Color Apr 01, 2020
We are grateful to the Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective for generating the Covid-19 Freelance Artists Resource page. To learn more, click on the links. The resources on the page are specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage[…]
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Philanthropy, Startups, Strategy, Women of Color Dec 03, 2018
Have you ever set a goal to make a change? For the sake of this example, let’s say you want to lose weight. Maybe you have set this new goal because you want to fit into a new dress in three months. Maybe you are doing it because of a weight-loss fad. Never mind[…]
Video By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Mentorship, Startups, Strategy, Uncategorized, Women of Color Mar 29, 2018
Alison was recently featured on Melanie Spring’s Adventures in Branding podcast. Listen to the episode here. Check out this great preview.
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Philanthropy, Strategy, Women of Color Feb 15, 2018
Thanks to the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute for profiling Alison for her efforts to support and invest in creativity. Read the full profile here. The mission of the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute (YBGB) is to equip, inspire, and empower young black professionals, influencers, social entrepreneurs, and activists to effectively invest in changing their[…]
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Lifestyle, Philanthropy, Startups, Strategy, Women of Color Aug 18, 2017
August is Black Philanthropy Month! It’s a great time to get involved in discussions, events, and activities that support or invest in the Black community! The Maynor Biggers Artist Fund (MBAF) – of which Alison is a co-founder-is a giving circle comprised of Hampton University alumni that are artists, activists, and arts administrators devoted[…]
Audio By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Lifestyle, Mentorship, Startups, Strategy, Women of Color Jul 20, 2017
Join Key Elements Group LLC President and CEO Lynette Zimmerman for an in-depth discussion with Alison McNeil, arts strategist and nonprofit consultant based in the Washington, D.C. area. Alison – the founder of McNeil Creative Enterprises – discusses common issues facing arts nonprofits as well as today’s biggest trends impacting arts and culture in the[…]
Video By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Lifestyle, Mentorship, Startups, Strategy, Women of Color Apr 09, 2017
Thanks to Nache Snow for featuring Alison on the Studio 78 podcast. In this episode, Alison shares her journey as an artist, strategist, and lover of all things arts. She describes how she launched McNeil Creative Enterprises, the power of intention and planning, mentorship and having a good accountant.
By MCEArts Arts, Business, Culture, Mentorship, Startups, Strategy, Women of Color Feb 22, 2016
We are grateful to have been able to share our thoughts and perspectives in these spaces. Strategies for Surviving Online Learning Convening Presenter National Arts Strategies & University of Pennslyvania Executive Program in Arts & Culture Philadelphia, PA – March 2017 Establishing a Business and Being a Change Agent in the Arts and Culture Sector[…]