Jeff Raikes takes over the Gates Foundation at a turbulent time when philanthropic resources are down and social needs are up.
The fine arts in America are on a perilous path. Attendance at opera, theater, jazz, symphony, and ballet performances has dropped precipitously in recent decades. Just as worrisome, the median age of people attending these events has increased dramatically. If the fine arts are to survive as a living, creative, and significant force in American life, arts institutions need to radically recreate themselves.
Are elite boards getting out of touch with their organizations' true purpose?
Innovative plays are good for all theaters, but lucrative for only a few.
Minnesota Public Radio: social purpose capitalism.
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Ballet Memphis leverages its understanding of local culture – Elivs, gospel, rockability, and African-American stories – to compete against touring Broadway blockbusters.
Like many nonprofits, the Oakland Symphony failed to understand the distinction between mission and strategy.
A theater ensemble transforms into a company with a bottom line.
Artists for Humanity students are also employees.
Cities are building museums and symphony halls to spur growth.