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The Earthquake is Coming. How Do We Withstand it?

Crisis is everywhere. We are surrounded by it. It’s in the news headlines, in the…

Saying What We Mean

Last January, at NAS’ Chief Executive Program convening The New Nature of Relevance, I listened…

A Framework for Meaningful Engagement

Editor’s note: As part of our blog event for The Summit at Sundance, we have…

Committing to Engagement

Are we asking our customers what they want simply to inform programming decisions that will put butts in seats, or so our organizations can become more representative of the communities we serve?

Creating the 21st Century Board

Editor’s note: Over the next two weeks, we’ll feature posts around the final convening of…

What’s your mandate?

My fellow cultural leaders, I am here today humbled by the task before me, grateful…

Stories from the Field: Boston Children’s Chorus

Frederick Douglas once said “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken…

Mission-Driven: Aligning an Organization to Create Social Impact

The mission of the Boston Children’s Chorus informs its programming, logistics and operations. Executive Director,David Howse, is very aware of the way race and culture not only affect Boston, but the greater community. His vision ensures that the Boston Children’s Chorus’ mission is reflected in every aspect of the organization.

What is the role of arts organizations in society?

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, stresses the importance of art as a connector and being true to your mission.

Democracy as Problem Solving: Civic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe

Making change in communities requires civic capacity. Power is wielded not only by elected politicians,…

Mission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits

In order to discuss strategy intelligently in the nonprofit sector, we must first understand what…

IBM’s Centenary: The Test of Time

This article (IBM’s centenary: The test of time | The Economist) is a great reminder…

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