What does it mean to be a cultural leader in this day and age? What are the global and local contexts within which we work? Why do the arts matter and how can we communicate this within our communities? What challenges are our cultural organizations facing and how can we effectively lead change? These are [...]
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Governance is an important issue to nonprofits, and it’s been discussed widely in recent days. Take a look at these articles of note: Nonprofit Arts Orgs and the Boards That Love Them » Boards Can’t Police Charities, So New Oversight Measures Are Urgently Needed » Stars Shine Brighter When They’re on the Board » Are you [...]
Nine teams will participate in National Arts Strategies’ Finance seminar this October in Minneapolis. These teams represent a broad mix of disciplines and budget sizes. Teams will explore financial tools to effectively communicate and make decisions about how they use resources to help ensure mission fulfillment and organizational success. Congratulations to the accepted teams!
In a recent post on the Nonprofit Law Blog, “Change is Good,” Gene Takagi discusses common challenges and fears surrounding organizational change, and some of the ways in which board members can be advocates for positive change within the organizations they steward. To overcome some of these barriers, Takagi recommends tactics such as dedicating meeting [...]
In this video, Tracy S. Harris, NAS Board Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of The BondFactor Company LLC, discusses her ideas about how organizations can leverage existing resources. Are you using your assets to help ensure the health and stability of your organization? Part of the Business of Arts and Culture series, National Arts Strategies’ [...]
How does your organization today compare to its original form? It’s likely you’ve experienced some change – maybe in programming, audience or revenue structure. We’re constantly under pressure to explore new models and new funding sources. Advances in technology have changed the way we design and deliver some services, and also how we work. All [...]
NAS has partnered with the Salzburg Global Seminar, a non-profit organization known for its global convening power, to launch a new annual series which will provide a unique learning opportunity for “next generation” cultural leaders from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders will help young cultural practitioners improve their leadership [...]
Finance can be an intimidating issue for many administrators. Limited budgets and today’s challenging economy affect all areas of an organization, but those outside the finance department often shy away from financial conversations, claiming ignorance of accounting practices or fear of numbers. How we can approach seemingly challenging or stress-inducing financial matters in a way [...]
Applications for the 2012 presentations of Finance and Strategic Governance are now available on the National Arts Strategies website. Presented October 11-12 in Minneapolis, Finance will give your leadership team the tools to make effective and sustainable financial decisions best suited to your organization and mission. Apply by July 20 » Strategic Governance, held November [...]
The deadline to apply for the first Business of Arts and Cultural seminar of 2012 is next Friday, January 20. Strategic Marketing, presented April 12-13 in Washington, DC, will help you discover how you can capture and retain the audiences you’ve chosen to serve. Using a curriculum developed in partnership with Harvard Business School, you’ll [...]
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The complex issues involved in leading a cultural nonprofit today can challenge even the most skilled management team. Using our first-hand experience in the arts and working with faculty from leading business and graduate schools, we deliver executive-level programs that help you find new opportunities, manage your resources and lead your organization toward its mission.
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