The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

For Technology Professionals

Technology professionals who participate in Culture:SHIFT expand their skills and networks while lending much-needed and valued support to our cultural community. The ideal volunteer has technology expertise in at least one specific area and possesses creativity, initiative and flexibility. Don’t see your skills here but know they would make a difference? Drop us a note. We’ve mastered the art of the match, and we know how to help you and your company do good business in the region. Successful candidates have a strong interest in the arts and community engagement. Candidates should be willing to commit 5 to 10 hours a month on a consulting project; Culture:SHIFT projects typically take 3 to 6 months to complete.

There is a one-time participation fee of $250 per participant. Many companies subsidize this fee, recognizing that having employees involved as volunteers offers both professional development opportunities and a way to enhance the company’s presence in the community.

How to Apply

You can apply online. Before you begin, please be sure you have an updated resume available electronically — you will be prompted to upload your resume into the application.

Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview to discuss your interests and skills as they relate to Culture:SHIFT.


Please check back for our next program date or contact Ryan Morris, Esq. at (215) 790-3822 or [email protected] for more information.

Once accepted into the program, you will participate in half day Culture:SHIFT learning session to learn about issues facing nonprofit creative economy organizations and to prepare you with an actionable roadmap on how your organization can use data to increase your impact.

After you’ve completed the training session, we’ll place you with a consulting team with a clearly defined project that aligns with your organization’s needs. We’ll stay in touch with you throughout the project, offering counsel and resources to help you succeed.

For Arts + Culture Organizations

New skills and strategies can keep your organization on the cutting edge. Join the more than 260 arts, culture and heritage organizations working with ABC to engage untapped networks of support for your staff, board and community. If you’re an arts manager or board member who could benefit from a fresh perspective or additional expertise, and you’re willing to invest time and energy to lead your organization through a project, with the help of an experienced technology professional, then Culture:SHIFT is for you. Arts and cultural organizations pay an administrative fee to the Arts and Business Council when a Culture:SHIFT volunteer is placed. The fee is:

  • $200 for organizations with operating budgets under $250K
  • $300 for organizations with operating budgets $250K to $500K
  • $500 for organizations with operating budgets $500K to $1M
  • $750 for organizations with operating budgets $1M to $5M
  • $1,250 for organizations with operating budgets over $5M

Support Culture:SHIFT! In 2016-17, our skills based volunteers worked on over 240 projects and provided approximately 8,000 hours of service with the generous and invaluable help of volunteers like you. Together, we generated over $2.5mm in volunteer business consulting services to our region’s creative community. Please consider making a donation so we can continue to support the region’s arts and culture community. With your help we can establish a sector that prides itself on both its creativity and its excellent management capabilities.

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