A few days ago I was at my local grocery store. Being able to work from home affords me the luxury of grocery shopping at off times. So I picked up the few items that I needed and headed for the self-checkout. I confess that I like scanning and bagging my own groceries. One of …
Understanding who is driving the artistic choices as well as to how they fit into an overall organizational artistic vision is important both for continuity and stability.
It is a given for just about any nonprofit that attracting, retaining and upgrading patrons is the name of the game. Afterall, if an organization produces great art and there is no one in the hall to see it is it still great art? An organization's marketing plan is crucial to operations.
It is a fact of life that people change jobs. Whether it is for professional growth or other reasons, organizations are facing more job transitions as a result of the improving economy.
Frankly, the sheer volume of the posts just on my page makes my heart drop. Artists that have been my mentors, colleagues, and friends over the years have posted. Behind those "Me too" posts are stories, sometimes a single incident, sometimes a pattern of harassment and in some case abuse that has been a part of the arts for far too long.
What drives your organization's success? Do you understand the processes that get you to the results you need? If not, spending more time on process and less on results will lead to sustainable success and a continuous learning environment for your organization.