Author Archives: Tommer Peterson

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN ARCHIVED

The Economic Turmoil and Change Blog was launched in January 2009, when the recession was at the heart of every day’s news. Since then, GIA has gradually expanded the content of this blog to include a range of non-recession topics. … Continue reading

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HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Washington, D.C. – The FBI today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests. Past tragedies … Continue reading

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TOP 10 U.S. ARTS POLICY STORIES FOR 2009

David Moss posts his New Year’s list of the top 10 U.S. arts policy stories of 2009. Yikes! GIA appears twice. Read More

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PARTING THOUGHTS FROM MOY

“Over the past decade, 24/7 connectivity has become reality. Living in (Shifting between) real and virtual time/space is oxymoronically natural in our lives. Technological breakthroughs enable us to be connected to each other and to address our needs and desires … Continue reading

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REMEMBER THE BIG PREDICTED TRANSFER OF WEALTH?

Apparently it is still coming. Following is a link to an interview Paul G. Schervish, PhD, and John J. Havens of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College, published in Investments & Wealth Monitor. Read More

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MICHAEL KAISER ON THE FIRST BIG GRANT

One of the exciting moments in the life of a young, small or mid-sized arts organization is when it receives its first, large foundation grant. This grant, a recognition of the good work already being performed, typically allows the organization … Continue reading

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LOOKING BACK AT THE ARTS BUILDING BOOM

(The recession is)…”exposing poor management and poor planning,” said Mr. Joynes, who is collaborating on a study of 50 cultural building projects completed from 1994 to 2008 and their planning processes. These were situations, he added, in which “nobody actually … Continue reading

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MAKING THE MUMMIES DANCE! R.I.P THOMAS HOVING

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YALE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PHILANTHROPY CONFERENCE

A brief on the Yale philanthropy conference, “Leveraging Resources and Harnessing Strengths” by Ian David Moss. Read More

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NEW JERSEY FREEZES $10 MILLION IN ARTS GRANTS AWARDED EARLIER

Treasury spokesman Tom Vincz confirmed the state has released only a small portion of the $12.2 million in first installments. The rest “has been put on hold, along with other areas generally considered ‘discretionary,’ in light of the current year … Continue reading

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