We’re lucky to work in a field with a bounty of creative and interesting thinkers. In the cultural field, casual conversations can lead to some inspiring and innovative ideas, but these ideas can sometimes get lost in the bustle of our daily work. So often, cultural organizations find themselves stuck executing the same programs and [...]
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Many wonderful teams will be joining us for upcoming presentations of Strategy and Managing People. Teams hail from all over the United States and represent a broad mix of disciplines and budget sizes. Congratulations to the accepted teams—we look forward to working with you!
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 Managing People, a Business of Arts and Culture seminar, March 21-22, 2013 in Chicago. Managing People is designed to give teams an in-depth understanding of how organizational culture can drive mission achievement by making the most of an important and valuable resource: people. During this two-day seminar, led by Cornell [...]
National Arts Strategies will present our Strategy seminar March 7-9, 2013 in San Francisco and the application period is now open.
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!
National Arts Strategies has developed a series of interactive lessons focusing on key themes from The Chief Executive Program. These lessons contain a short video introduction from our program faculty, a model or framework and an exercise for you to work through with your team, with subjects ranging from logic models to measuring effectiveness. These [...]
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’ [...]
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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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