0

The Arts Consultant: planning for a useful consultancy

So you and/or your Board of Directors is planning a project that will involve the use of an outside consultant or consulting firm.  We’ve all seen consulting projects that have been [...]

0

“Ends Justify the Means” Dilemmas in the Not-for-Profit Workplace

I have been thinking for some time about how we monitor and resolve ethical dilemmas in the non-profit workplace and how we could assure that public money is well-spent. In the not-for-profit and [...]

3

Founders’ Syndrome: Why we should all be concerned

What is founder’s syndrome and why does it affect so many smaller arts and non-profit organizations?  Founder’s syndrome occurs when a founder of an organization is not able to [...]

0

Delegation # 1: Why managers are afraid of delegating.

The first in a small series on the management art of effective delegation. When you talk to unhappy employees and ask them what is wrong with their jobs or their relationship with managers,  [...]

1

Commonsense Social Media for Small Arts Orgs

A few Do’s and Don’t’s about Social Media for artists and small arts orgs Do remember to include in your plan all your skills that are relevant to a successful social media [...]

0

Arts Presentation Contracts

In the arts it sometimes seems that there are endless varieties and shades of collaboration, partnership and co-presentation agreements possible. But when I was first working in the concert [...]

1

Would your arts “entry” job be a fit for those looking for an arts “exit” job?

When organizations are thinking about staffing an arts position on a tight budget, they often cast the position as an “entry-level” position because of the parttime nature, low [...]

0

Protesting Cuts to the Diversity in Music Program–Oct. 26 @ 6 pm

Cutting The AlbumMonday October 26 20096PM – 8PMCBC Front Street to Nathan Phillips Square Hello Friends, Heritage Minister, James Moore recently announced that 1.3 million dollars from the [...]

0

Michael Kaiser’s “The Art of the Turnaround”

Yesterday I was reading a post by Jodi Schoenbrun Carter on Michael Kaiser’s “Arts in Crisis” program that is a follow-up to his book, “The Art of the Turnaround”. I [...]

0

Canadian Corporations vow to continue charitable support

The big news in the recently released Trends report on philanthropic giving from Ketchum Canada, is that Canadian corporations intend to hold the line on their charitable giving this year. For [...]

page 1 of 3