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How do you effect change in your community?

Shirley Sneve, Executive Director of Native American Public Telecommunications, talks about the importance of big goals.

How should cultural institutions approach visitor engagement?

Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, talks about how her organization invites people to engage.

How do cultural institutions invite interaction in a way that protects exhibitions?

Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, discusses how the museum cultivates a balance between increased participation and stewardship.

Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S.

Doug Borwick of the popular ArtsJournal blog Engaging Matters has released a new book, Building Communities,…

Reinventing a Museum as a Community Organization

Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, details how the organization’s financial crisis enabled them to take risks and explore a new model that would help them garner support and build relationships to turn around their finances and establish the museum as a community organization.

Local Faces: D.C.’s Local and National Art Scene

On June 12th, NAS Program Manager Sunny Widmann moderated a panel at the Corcoran Gallery…

Collective Impact

As in other nonprofit sectors, most energy and resource in our sector is focused on…

How is social media changing your definition of community?

Sean Malone, President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, discusses his connection to the San Francisco Ballet despite never having seen them in person.

Building a New American Theater of the Commons

In “Building a New American Theater of the Commons,” Polly Carl and Vijay Matthew of…

What does competition mean for nonprofit cultural organizations?

Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, suggests that thinking about competition on a more global scale brings greater opportunities.

What does the convergence of consumer interests, markets and industries mean for cultural organizations?

Abhijit Sengupta, Artistic Director and CEO of Fontana Chamber Arts, wonders whether developing new audiences is becoming more of a question of urban development.

Avoiding Messy Breakups: Merger Lessons for Charities

Avoiding Messy Breakups: Merger Lessons for Charities – Ideas & Advice – The Chronicle of…

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