Practice Areas

This Is What We Love To Do.


Informed by a combination of analytical rigor, field knowledge and perspective, independent judgment, and practical experience, MCE walks with you on a journey to discover how to create change and take your organizational and operational efforts to the next level.


Strategy

Operational Assessment. Planning & Market Research.


Growth

Donor Prospecting. Fund Development.


Innovation

Program Design. Technical Assistance. Grant Monitoring.


Production

Event Production. Event Programming.

Strategy


Operational Assessment

 

Do you need an objective eye to help you review and assess your organization’s current priorities, operations and effectiveness? Have an operational assessment done on your organization.

 

What will you learn?
  • Factors contributing to your success
  • Barriers to your success
  • Stakeholder perceptions

Targeted Audience: Artists, Grantmakers, Arts and Culture Administrators and Arts Organizations

Strategic Plan

 

Wondering how to plan for the future? Strategic plans, informed by operational assessments, are designed to help you prepare for short and long term goals.

 

What will you learn?
  • How to set priorities and work toward common goals
  • Focus your energy and resources
  • Strengthen operations
  • Refine your organizational identity

Targeted Audience: Artists, Arts and Culture Administrators and Arts Organizations

Market Research

 

Are you trying to reach a new audience? Wondering why your techniques aren’t working? Market research provides relevant data to help solve marketing challenges.

 

What will you learn?
  • Insights into the characteristics, spending habits, location and needs of your organization’s target market

Targeted Audience: Artists, Arts and Culture Administrators and Arts Organizations

Growth


Donor Prospecting

 

Who should you target for financial support? We research potential funders for your organization.

 

What will you learn?
  • Names of funders aligned with your mission and vision
  • Grantmaker funding patterns for your discipline and/or organizational need
  • Philanthropic motivations
  • Funding calendar and plan

Targeted Audience: Artists, Arts and Culture Administrators and Arts Organizations

Funding Development

 

Now that I know my target for financial support, how do I get to them? We design a strategy to support and achieve your fundraising goals.

 

What will you receive?
  • A strategy and timeline for increasing your donor base

Targeted Audience: Artists, Arts and Culture Administrators and Arts Organizations

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

~Bob Marley

Innovation


Program Design

 

Need help designing a new or existing program? Let us provide sound advice to help facilitate your planning process.

 

What will you receive?
  • Thought leadership
  • Ways to evaluate your success
  • Project coordination support

Targeted Audience: Artists, Grantmakers, Arts and Culture Administrators and Arts Organizations

Technical Assistance

 

Looking for ways to build capacity and facilitate communications across several systems? Have us come in and support your efforts.

 

What you will receive?
  • Skills Training

Targeted Audience: Artists, Grantmakers, Arts and Culture Administrators and Arts Organizations

Grant Monitoring

 

Are you looking for ways to determine the efficacy of your grant programs? Do you want to ensure that your measures for success are in alignment with your funded projects? Do you want to test your existing success measures?

 

What you will learn?
  • Grantee Progress and Success
  • Grantee Barriers to Success
  • Ways to refine your performance measurement indicators

Targeted Audience: Grantmakers

Production


Event Production

 

Looking for an innovative way to bring the arts into your work? Let’s work together to envision what this looks like.

 

What you will receive?
  • Location and Venue Scouting
  • Location Setup & Planning
  • Team Coordination Scheduling
  • Speaker/Artist Booking and Management

Targeted Audience: Nonprofits, For-Profits, Government Agencies

Event Programming

 

Let us facilitate exchanges between artists and audiences through creative, educational, and performance opportunities.

 

What you will receive?
  • Facilitated participatory arts experiences
  • Curated performance series

Targeted Audience: Nonprofits, For-Profits, Government Agencies