Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies, talks about staying focused on the mission (even when if it means saying “no” to money), giving your constituents a voice, motivating staff and capitalization.
Eric Shiner, Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, talks about the importance of a realistic, pragmatic approach to change.
Shirley Sneve, Executive Director of Native American Public Telecommunications, talks about the importance of big goals.
Jessica Robinson Love, Senior Director at Arabella Advisors, discusses how viewing programs as tools allows her organization to focus on outcomes.
Jana La Sorte, Founder & Creative Director of Ambassadora, discusses the importance of being upfront an open about what the change will mean for the organization.
Aaron Dworkin, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, discusses the importance of thinking about oneself as a social entrepreneur rather than an arts administrator.
Suzi Sosa, Co-Founder and CEO of Verb, talks about peeling away all the layers to get to the essence of your organization’s mission.
Laura Zabel, Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts, suggests that an organization is simply a tool in service of the mission.
Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico, talks about the importance of remaining true to your mission.
Keith Winsten, Executive Director of the Brevard Zoo in Brevard County, Florida, discusses how increased competition helped the organization focus on relevance and redefine its mission.
Dr. Rob Wiltbank of Willamette University talks about the importance of a board’s point of view for nonprofit organizations.
Rebecca Hunter, Executive Producer of the Redmoon Theater in Chicago, discusses her experience leading drastic change in the face of a cash-flow crisis.
Howard Spector, Executive Director of P.S. ARTS, discusses the importance of having the right people, providing learning opportunities, and maintaining mission focus to successfully lead an organization through change.
Charmaine Jefferson, Executive Director of the California African American Museum, discusses leading organizations through two types of change – problem-solving in times of crisis and continual assessment and evolution.
Dr. Michael Hager, President and CEO of the San Diego Natural History Museum, shares his experience leading his organization through a major shift in mission and culture.
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