Monthly Archives: June 2009

MALCOM GLADWELL TAKES ON THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE

In this week’s New Yorker Gladwell reviews Chris Anderson’s new book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price and then some. (And, there are cartoons!) Read More

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BRIDGESPAN SURVEY DETAILS THE RECESSION'S IMPACT

The Bridgespan Group release an update on the November 2008 study of non-profit organizations in the recession: Responses of nearly 100 nonprofit leaders participating in a Bridgespan longitudinal study show nonprofits are turning to much tougher measures than foreseen six … Continue reading

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THE MADOFF QUAGMIRE DEEPENS

In the New York Times Steven Davidoff raises some sticky ethical questions about non-profits that benefited from Madoff’s illegal activities. Read More

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GIA SESSIONS AT AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS IN THE NEWS

Grantmakers in the Arts sessions at the Americans for the Arts Convention keep popping up here and there online: Read More on Seattlest Read More on Createquity Read more on Barry’s Blog at WESTAF

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NEW REPORT EXAMINES CAPITALIZATION OF PHILADELPHIA'S ARTS NONPROFITS

A new report released by TDC of Boston underscores the need for Philadelphia’s arts and culture groups, service organizations, and funders to address capitalization needs within the nonprofit sector. The William Penn Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts commissioned the … Continue reading

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IT IS OKAY FOR ARTISTS TO MAKE MONEY…NO, REALLY, IT’S OKAY

This paper—written by Robert Austin of the Harvard Business School along with Lee Devin of Swarthmore College—examines the apparent conflict between artistic and commercial objectives within creative companies, taking as a point-of-departure a particularly energetic debate during a symposium at … Continue reading

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FOUNDATION ASSETS NOT "PUBLIC FUNDS" SAYS NEW REPORT

Charitable funds are private, not public, and the relationship between philanthropy and government should remain limited, a new report says. Based on an analysis of legal precedents, the report dismisses as “not well grounded” claims that charitable funds are “public … Continue reading

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OVATION TV'S ARTS IN AMERICA WEBISODES

On Thursday May 21st, 2009, the University of California Press in association with CORE: and Ovation TV hosted a panel discussion to consider the issues documented in Bill Ivey’s book, Arts Inc. Gaynor Stachan-Chun, Senior Vice President of Marketing at … Continue reading

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IS IT REALLY THE ECONOMY?

Over at The Artful Manager, Andrew Taylor discusses two recent cases where regional organization’s boards have dismissed artistic directors in efforts to cut expenses and ensure survival of the organization. Read More

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CRIME OR ART?

Only months after the arrest of Shepard Fairey, the Obama “Hope” poster artist who’s battling the Associated Press over copyright issues, another guerilla artist is facing charges – this time for creating a hitchhiking “monster” out of stolen orange traffic … Continue reading

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