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Gail Crider

Gail believes a strong sector comes from having a diversity of ideas, art forms, leaders, approaches and voices, and is interested in fostering organizational health, environmentally sound growth policies and universal access to education.

Why we do it

And why you should too. When you’ve been around for as long as we have,…

The Ideation Summit: Transforming Stakeholders into Collaborators

Conversations about critical issues happen all the time. Conferences, blogs and community meetings offer any…

Building Communities, Building the Field

At NAS, we have seen many examples of what happens when arts and culture works…

Evaluating to Increase Impact

Evaluation appeals to my intense curiosity to figure out how and why things work and…

Cleaning Out Our Closets

Recently I was cleaning my closet and came across several  items that no longer fit…

Deal Making 2.0: A Guide to Complex Negotiations

“Deal Making 2.0: A Guide to Complex Negotiations” David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius…

Stories from the Field: LA Stage Alliance

What if you had online access 24/7 to information on over half of the households…

Is crisis necessary for change?

While it can be invigorating to hear stories of how organizations overcome crisis, we started…

Can brainstorming be an effective tool in building a culture of collaboration and innovation?

My teenage son recently asked me during a conversation about brainstorming, “do we really need…

3 Ways To Predict What Consumers Want Before They Know It

This brief article from Scott Anthony, of Innosight and the author of The Little Black…

Outcome vs Process Oriented Thinking

Research on decision making in consumer behavior, perhaps with broader implications for nonprofits.

Rework

I have a tall stack of books at home, all of which I am in…

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