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May 23, 2012
Stories for Change: Increasing Access to the Arts for Older Adults & Immigrants
This new report by Partners for Livable Communities, funded by MetLife Foundation, provides a collection of nearly 50 best practices to showcase strategies to increase access to arts and culture for older adult and immigrant populations. The examples provided include new ideas executed by many types of organizations, including: museums, libraries, community development organizations, theaters, orchestras, and many more. Learn more.
Nonprofit Finance Fund Financial Health Analysis
The Cultural Data Project and the Nonprofit Finance Fund have launched a new reporting tool that provides fresh context about an organization's financial picture. The Financial Health Analysis (FHA) digs deeply into an organization's data to help staff and board better understand and communicate its strengths and needs. Learn more.
Donors Choose: An Online Charity Connecting You to Classrooms in Need
Whether you are an arts educator working for a school in need or a generous individual looking for a worthy cause, this website is an incredible tool. Teachers from every corner of American can post classroom project requests, ranging from pencils for a poetry writing unit to violins for a school recital. Then individuals can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Visit.
ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS
YFS Magazine: Let's Grab Coffee: Why You Should Hang Out with Other Entrepreneurs
This article highlights the importance of networking - a key ingredient to successful enterprises in all sectors. The article points to three benefits in particular: 1) Get a fresh perspective on your business; 2) Learn from what others are doing in their business; and 3) Develop great friendships with colleagues. Read.
Fast Company: Five Visions of the Future of Service in America
Fast Company and Catch a Fire explain five foreseeable changes to volunteer culture in the United States. We are likely to see these changes in the near future, and the outlook for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs is good. Read.
Harvard Business Review: Why We Can't See What's Right in Front of Us
Harvard Business Review blogger Tony McCaffrey explains the famous cognitive obstacle to innovation - functional fixedness - and presents a possible solution to help break through the barrier. Read.
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