Time To Think About Compensation Resources

Within the parameters of nonprofit performing arts, compensation can be a sticky subject, especially when it comes to those at the top of the pay scale. Fortunately, transparency goes a long way and you have multiple resources for researching current trends. An article I posted here at ArtsHacker in 2016 is every bit as relevant now as it was then: Looking For Some Nonprofit Compensation Resources? If you’re looking for something more readily available and up to date, I recently published a series of articles at Adaptistration.com that examines the compensation trends among … Read more

Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, me and my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, enjoyed an opportunity to present a session titled Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making to the 37th Annual Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference. We had a great deal of fun and the session was well received. Since we’re all about the share here at ArtsHacker, we wanted to make the Google Slides available to all. As has been the case for the past few new conference sessions we’ve put together, this slide deck contains copious and detailed … Read more

The Modern Day Mission Statement, Active and On The Go

BoardSource is partnering with organizations like the Knight Foundation and National Council of Non Profits on a  initiative to get non-profits to Stand For Your Mission. While the main thrust of the effort appears to be focused on mobilizing non-profits of all types to more actively  advocate for their causes, by necessity it pushes boards to actively engage with their missions rather than treat it as a passive statement of aspirations. In effect, it drives organizations to practice good governance. If nothing else, it may be a worthwhile endeavor just to have … Read more

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