We Need Your Vote!
Patron Technology recently applied for the Chase Bank “Mission Main Street” grant, and to be considered we need 250 votes on Facebook. We are committed to continuing our work with arts & non-profit organizations, and this business grant would help us further our mission. To apply, we filled out a questionnaire that answers how we plan to support the arts community, copied below. We hope you’ll check it out and then please vote for us! Or if you’d like you can simply:
What would a grant mean to your business and how will you utilize the funds to ensure long-term growth and stability?
We would use this grant to increase our ability to serve the smallest community arts organizations, further investing in technology that has less revenue to us, but higher impact for these communities. Organizations like small dance companies and startup non-profits need special help, as often there aren’t enough resources to invest in technology at the start. Our business model is based on recurring revenue, so if we help these organizations grow, this ensures the long-term health of our business as well.
What challenges can you identify for your business, and how do you plan to overcome them?
A key challenge is that the technology we provide alone is not a solution. Though we can provide tools, organizations also need consulting, assistance with strategy, and education about best practices from us and colleagues. This grant would also be used to augment our live training and educational programs, both online and in the field.
Describe the talent and skill of your employees, and how they contribute to a successful business.
We employ people with a passion for the arts, (actors, musicians, composers, playwrights) who also happen to be tech-savvy, and a bit geeky. Their personal passions are aligned with our business and they have an inherent understanding of the needs of our clients as well as an empathetic approach to helping them.
How is your business involved with the community you serve?
We have a deep commitment to partnership and education. We have partnerships with many arts service agencies, including the LA Stage Alliance, The League of American Symphony Orchestras, the New York Arts & Business Council, and the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, to help engage their members on discussions about marketing & technology. Gene Carr is the author of four books on arts marketing, the most recent of which (Breaking the Fifth Wall: Rethinking Arts Marketing in the 21st Century) provides the basis for live seminars and conferences we do across the country each year.
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