Author(s): Gallagher, Janne
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1996

Cash-strapped communities across the country are asking, and in some cases demanding, that tax-exempt non-profits pay part of the cost of local services. Several political and economic trends underlie the current spate of challenges to charitable tax exemption

Author(s): Angelica, Emil and Vincent Hyman
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1996

This book is not about how to retrench or get lean and mean in the face of tightening financial resources. Nonprofits that faced major cutbacks in the 1980s will wince at the recollection of those terms and processes.

Author(s): Guthrie, Kevin M.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1996

This publication has been adapted from a larger book, The New-York Historical Society: Lessons from One Nonprofits Long Struggle for Survival (Jossey-Bass, 1996). It is a unique case-study analysis of the New York Historical Societys 200-year-old institutional history. It shows how nearly century year old decisions greatly impacted its present operations.

Author(s): Duncan W. Webb, AMS Planning and Research Corporation, Edited by Rachel Moore
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1995

Americans for the Arts offers information on how communities across America have used dedicated tax dollars to support the arts. This handy pamphlet includes case studies, as well as information to help you get started.

Author(s): Carver, John
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1995

Nothing gives boards more concern than the handling of money. They worry far more about how funds are protected and spent than about the most crucial accountability: whether total expenditures produce a sufficient human outcome. Yet, in its ability to raise board anxiety, there is no term in programmatic or service terms comparable to fiduciary responsibility.

Author(s): Shim, Jae K.; Siegel, Joel G.; and Simon, Abraham, J.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1995

Sound budgeting preparation, procedures, analysis and control will improve efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness of your nonprofit organization. Budgeting enhances your ability to plan future direction, establish objectives, and obtain input from staff members. This handbook provides the practical guidance necessary to assure your success.

Author(s): Scheff, Joanne and Kotler, Philip
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1995

The nonprofit performing arts industry in the is facing crises on a variety of fronts. After two boom decades, its unprecedented growth has ground to a halt. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, contributions from foundations and corporations grew from $15 million to nearly $700 million, the number of professional orchestras swelled from 58 to more than 1,000 and the number of professional resident theatre companies increased from 12 to more than 400. By 1987, ticket revenues for nonprofit performing arts organizations exceeded ticket revenues for sporting events.

Author(s): Wolf, Thomas and Keens, William
Date of Publication: Oct 31, 1995

This issue of Monographs provides an introduction to the subject of arts stabilization - an emerging field of increasing interest to local arts agencies. Arts stabilization describes a host of creative responses that funders have developed to address the long-term health and sustainability of arts organizations.

Author(s): Magie, Dian
Date of Publication: Apr 30, 1995

The most successful local arts agency identifies a diversified base of income for programs that meet the needs of their local communities.

Author(s): Kahn, Mary E.
Date of Publication: Feb 28, 1995

Arts incubators are a new, but growing, phenomena in the world of local arts agencies. They are facilities that create a nurturing environment for small and emerging arts organizations by offering low-cost or subsidized space and services.