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

The Limits of Nonprofit Impact – HBS Working Paper

This working paper argues that while performance measurement is a helpful management tool, it is not always appropriate to focus on impacts depending on the scale and scope of an organization’s activities and theory of change.

There Are No Crises, Only Tough Decisions

In this keynote address delivered at the joint annual conferences of Chorus America and The League of American Orchestras, Russell Willis Taylor, President and CEO of National Arts Strategies, explores the extraordinary opportunities that arts organizations have today.

The Atlantic :: Magazine :: How to Save the News

An article on the future of journalism.

Your Brain on Computers – Attached to Technology and Paying a Price – NYTimes.com

Another brief read (I wouldn’t ask you to concentrate at length) on the false economy of multitasking – including the price paid even when offline…and interpersonally.

The New Work of the Nonprofit Board

This article describes how to leverage the collective knowledge and networks of your board of directors so they are able to provide your organization with the strategic direction and support it needs.

The Performing Arts in Lean Times: Opportunities for Reinvention

This report, written by the co-chairs of the event, NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor and Adrian Ellis, Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, summarizes the discussions that took place at the Salzburg Global Seminar session.

YouTube – Engineering Design – The Kano Diagram

This is a quick video outlining the relationship between customer satisfaction and product design.

Mission Unaccomplished – Sara Robinson + Teo Greenstreet

A paper on the role of education in defining the purpose of the arts in society.

Career Navigation for Working Learners

This position paper sketches out a system to support career development in our contemporary economy, where careers no longer consist of “climbing the corporate ladder” in a company.