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What’s a Children’s Chorus Leader to Do?

A case study on board leadership and organizational growth, featuring a response by NAS CEO Gail Crider.

A Social Competitiveness Index

A global discussion to define and track the things that make a society capable of social innovation.

The Four Horsemen of the Nonprofit Financial Apocalypse

In this article Clara Miller, President and CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, identifies nonprofit best practices and assumptions which have amplified the impact of the economic downturn on many organizatio

The Nonprofit Sector in Brief: Public Charities, Giving and Volunteering, 2009

This brief highlights trends in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities, as well as key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering, two vital resources to the nonprofit sector.

Happiness Around the World: The paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires

A friend in the banking world recently gave me this book, and as we consider why the arts are so essential to healthy societies it makes for interesting reading.

Nonprofit Reserves Workgroup – NCCS Wiki

A great resource for board members and staff members to test knowledge and learn more about operating (sometimes called cash) reserves.

Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0

An overview of how technology is being used in philanthropy, with good examples of where experimentation is happening, and interesting activities happening outside established institutions.

What one financial question should leaders keep in mind at all times?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, talks about the importance of leveraging resources.

What effect has the economy had on the overall capacity of the arts and culture field?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, talks about the aftermath of the economic downturn.

What does economic recovery look like for the arts and culture field?

Tracy S. Harris, Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company and NAS board member, talks about economic recovery for arts and culture organizations.

A Review of Endowment Giving Policy Options

A paper written by NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor in 2006 for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation discusses the tradition, benefits, and necessity of endowment funds in the arts.

Financial Management Practices

We investigated financial management at leading arts organizations to understand how their practices could be used across the arts sector. With funding from The James Irvine Foundation, we developed a framework and publication.

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Beyond Financials

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams