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Training Today

This post was originally part of a weeklong exploration of career paths on our ArtsJournal…

How to Get Lucky (It’s Not What You Think)

We’ve talked about lots of different elements that factor into a career path. We’ve shared words of wisdom, scholarly articles, tools and frameworks. But I think we’ve yet to talk about what is arguably the biggest factor in one’s career… luck

Research, Reports & Real People Talking About the Arts (Oh My!)

There’ve been many great responses to today’s posts and there are so many smart people…

Charities’ Zero-Sum Filing Game

The minimalist ratings of nonprofit organizations, using overhead and fundraising ratios, are deeply flawed. Are…

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science

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.

What are the elements of a successful visitor experience?

Patricia Mooradian, President of The Henry Ford, discusses the key elements necessary to build a great visitor experience — from resources and research to curriculum and web presence.

Agnes Gund: Taking the Arts Seriously

The piece reminds one that the construct of “the arts” marginalizes artistic and creative activity. It makes the end product the focus of attention, rather than the role artistic activity is playing in society, the process of creating and participating in art, and the affect on people engaged through the work.

Nonprofits, Innovation, and Performance Measurement: Separating Fact from Fiction

A recent study from Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies on constraints on innovation in the NP sector (incl. arts specifically).

Motivated Multitasking: How the Brain Keeps Tabs on Two Tasks at Once

For those convinced they are adept multi-taskers, a slim line of defense against the prevailing wisdom that it can’t be done.

Future Leadership Survey Results

The question of who will lead our cultural institutions in the future is being widely discussed in our field: this survey is a small but informative sample of the field on the needs of the future leaders.