Author(s): Gardyn, Rebecca
Date of Publication: Dec 10, 2003

This article examines the benefits a diverse mix of trustees can bring to a nonprofit organization and strategies used by charities for recruiting diverse candidates to their boards.

Author(s): Contributer: Keens, William; Editor: Canzonetti, Anne
Date of Publication: Oct 01, 2003

With the arts community facing many challenged, Americans for the Arts engaged Wolf, Keens & Co. to develop a more current and complete picture of what is happening in the LAA field so that others may learn new strategies for growing and survival.

Author(s): Snyder, Gary
Date of Publication: Jun 30, 2003

Nonprofit organizations are learning that they must follow the lead of the corporate world to protect their boards and officers from claims of malfeasance. This article discusses federal legislation enacted in response to corporate failures known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the effect it is having on boards, and information on how to safeguard nonprofit organizations from the risk of lawsuits.

Author(s): Walsh, Joseph A.
Date of Publication: Jun 30, 2003

This article tells eight real-life stories f nonprofit boards, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, and analyzing he lessons they provide. The author concludes with four keys to board effectiveness based on his examination of these case studies.

Author(s): Masaoka, Jan
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

The Best of the Board Cafe is a compilation of ideas, information, opinions, and resources to give nonprofit board members just-in-time guidance to real-life demands.

Author(s): Twombly, Erick C.
Date of Publication: Dec 01, 2002

Based on a study done by The Urban Institute on annual surveys conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, this Americans for the Arts Monograph answers the following questions: how do executive compensation levels vary in the nonprofit universe; to what extent do organizational factors and reliance on donative and commercial revenues relate to executive compensation; what is the reltionship between executive salaries and other types of compensation; and how do executive salaries vary within the nonprofit arts community.

Author(s): Randy I. Cohen and Margaret Jane Wyszomirski
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2002

In 1998, The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned Americans for the Arts and The Ohio State University Arts Policy and Administration Program to analyze public and private sources of support for arts and culture. This report is the result of that research.

Author(s): Mara Walker and Johanna Misey Boyer
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2002

A Report from the First Joint Convention of Americans for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

Author(s): Hager, Mark A. and Pollak, Thomas H.
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2002

This report summarizes results from a survey of performing arts presenting organizations in the United States. The study was commissioned by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to supplement an evaluation of its Leadership Presenting Organizations program, and by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters to provide context for a series of presenting organization convocations and to provide a basis for future planning.

Author(s): John Kreidler, Kate Cochran, and Brendan Rawson
Date of Publication: Mar 01, 2002

Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley has created the first-ever cultural policy simulator: a software program aimed at demonstrating how the skillful application of investments in culture can, over time, build stronger communities and economies. The simulator, entitled Great Cities, was designed to highlight the benefits of investments in arts education, cultural facilities, organizational effectiveness, cultural marketing, and increased output of cultural programming to business and civic leaders in Silicon Valley. Beyond this primary audience, Great Cities should be useful for helping arts