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How to do less, better – evaluation, mission, organizational alignment

Online Learning Curve

Spurred by a board chair who was an enthusiastic advocate of online learning, the Loft Literary Center team did some research, ran an experiment and engaged in an in-depth analysis of how online classes would fit into the organization’s vision. The result was a board and staff galvanized around the idea and the funds raised to effect the changes necessary to successfully implement online learning.

Stories from the Field: The Loft Literary Center

The drivers for organizations extending their programming online vary: some pursue new audiences for whom…

Motivated by Convergence Not Crisis: Finding Flexibility in a System Filled with Constraints

Oregon Public Broadcasting has chosen to compete in a different way. This shift has changed the way they make decisions, allocate resources, invest in staff and even in the physical space they inhabit.

Is social media changing your model, maybe?

Summer’s winding down, and I’m sure most of you have heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call…

What do the international protest movements mean for cultural institutions?

Basma El Husseiny, managing director of Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) in Egypt, suggests that the protests movements at their core have been about dissatisfaction with current institutions and wonders what that means for arts and culture institutions.

How has your organization reacted to changes in the competitive landscape?

Sebastian Ruth, Founder & Artistic Director of Community MusicWorks, discusses the need for cultural institutions – both big and small – to ask what is their role in the community and what problems they are addressing.

How has your organization reacted to changes in the competitive landscape?

Alex Nyerges, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, talks about the museum’s focus on accessibility, relevance and excitement.

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

Jennifer Bielstein, Managing Director of the Actors Theatre of Louisville, talks about new opportunities to connect with audiences and how delivering a live, interactive experience will become increasingly valuable.

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

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, talks about the importance of remaining true to your mission.

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

Keith Winsten, Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo in Brevard County, Florida, discusses how increased competition helped the organization focus on relevance and redefine its mission.

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

J. Mikel Ellcessor, general manager of WDET, Detroit, discusses the role of cultural organizations in a world where audiences see themselves as creators.

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

Timothy O’Leary, General Director of the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, suggests that art is about looking forward and therefore arts organizations must be perceived as forward-looking.

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