What we do truly mean when we say that we are under-resourced?
This week, a guest column by Robert Reich entitled “What ‘charity’ should really mean” appeared on the Christian…
Barring residence under a rock or an other-worldly state of bliss, it is unlikely that…
A transcript of Diane Ragsdale’s speech in which she examined the meaning and implications of sustainability and the life cycle of organizations, including the idea that death is a necessary part of the arts ecosystem.
Doug Borwick of the popular ArtsJournal blog Engaging Matters has released a new book, Building Communities,…
A panel conversation exploring the unique challenges and opportunities that local arts organizations and artists face when sharing a city with national museums.
Changes in the environment – economic, demographic and social – may challenge the health of…
The minimalist ratings of nonprofit organizations, using overhead and fundraising ratios, are deeply flawed. Are…
Do nonprofit cultural organizations have a particular responsibility to reach into and represent all parts of the community? Does the benefit of nonprofit status require us to take more risks than commercial theatre?
Jesse Rosen, President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras, provides a clear-eyed view…
The arts aren’t under the microscope of evidence-based funding today, but this shift in the thinking around us is already starting to inform the thinking of the program officers and donors upon which we rely.
An interesting article on the relationship of trust between charities and the public.
Douglas McLennan, Editor of ArtsJournal, discusses the changing landscape for commercial and nonprofit arts and culture organizations.
A global discussion to define and track the things that make a society capable of social innovation.
This working paper argues that while performance measurement is a helpful management tool, it is not always appropriate to focus on impacts depending on the scale and scope of an organization’s activities and theory of change.
In this article Clara Miller, President and CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund, identifies nonprofit best practices and assumptions which have amplified the impact of the economic downturn on many organizatio
A recent study from Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies on constraints on innovation in the NP sector (incl. arts specifically).
This brief highlights trends in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities, as well as key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering, two vital resources to the nonprofit sector.
A great resource for board members and staff members to test knowledge and learn more about operating (sometimes called cash) reserves.
Many discussions about the field’s leadership gap focus on two general impressions: there are not enough prospective leaders or there aren’t enough professional development opportunities – but is it that simple?
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