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.
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Happy New Year! National Arts Strategies has lots in store for 2013, starting with our first Business of Arts and Culture seminar, Strategy. Strategy, presented March 7-9 in San Francisco, provides an opportunity for you to work with your leadership team under the guidance of leading management professors Violina Rindova and Rob Wiltbank.
At National Arts Strategies, we love hearing from participating teams about how attending our seminars has impacted their work. For The Loft Literary Center, attending Strategy was not only educational, it was a true working session that was instrumental in helping the organization move forward with its plan to offer online learning. As a result [...]
Why not skip the gadgets this holiday season and instead pledge to invest in your organization’s future? Apply to attend one of our two upcoming Business of Arts and Culture team seminars – Strategy, March 7-9, 2013 in San Francisco and Managing People, March 21-22, 2013 in Chicago.
National Arts Strategies will present our Strategy seminar March 7-9, 2013 in San Francisco and the application period is now open.
Innovation is the hot topic in many arenas: politics, economics, business and not the least, our own cultural field. Financial Times writer Philip Delves Broughton (former and now part-time journalist, fiction writer and somewhat regretful Harvard MBA) reviews Michael Raynor’s The Innovator’s Manifesto. The author notes leading thinking on innovation has cleaved (emphasis mine): On [...]
The final Organization Fellowships of 2011 have been awarded to twelve teams to attend Strategy, December 8-10 in Chicago. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to a fellowship covering the full-tuition for the seminar, participants from outside the Chicago area will [...]
In this book, eight academics look at the strategic, cultural, and marketing parallels between for profit companies and cultural institutions. Rich with case studies, the essays make an extremely useful contribution to the current conversation about new business models. When Business Meets Culture: Ideas and Experiences for Mutual Profit
What’s an Executive Director to do when caught between an Artistic Director envisioning significant growth and board leadership that is resistant to change? That’s the question being explored by this case study developed by Chorus America for inclusion in the Summer 2010 issue of The Voice. The case study is accompanied by responses from current [...]
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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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