Leading Roles 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask

ISBN-10: 1584659068
ISBN-13: 9781584659068
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Apology
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Life Cycle
How Does a Successful Arts Organization Function?
How Does an Arts Organization Evolve?
Has Our Board Matured with Our Organization?
Board and Mission
Why Do We Need a Mission Statement? What Constitutes a Good Mission Statement?
How Should We Develop a Mission Statement?
Do Our Board Meetings Reflect Our Mission?
Board Governance
What Are the Major Responsibilities of the Board?
How Many People Should Serve on Our Board?
What Are the Best Leadership Structures? What Kind of Board Leadership Do We Need?
Do We Need Board or Staff Diversity?
Do We Need Board Members with Specific Skills? Should We Have Other Not-for-Profit Executives on Our Board?
Where Do We Find New Board Members? How Should New Members Be Added?
Should We Have a "Give-or-Get" Policy?
Do We Need Term Limits?
What is the Function of a Governance Committee or Nominating Committee?
How Do We Fire Unproductive Board Members?
Apart from a Governance Committee, What Other Committees Do We Need?
Should the Artistic Director and Executive Director Serve on the Board?
Board and Fundraising
Are We Relying Too Heavily on Contributed Revenue?
How Do We Attract Corporate Contributions? Foundation Contributions? Individual Contributions?
How Do We Maximize the Results of Our Annual Gala?
How Do We Evaluate a Fundraising Plan?
Are Board Members Responsible for Fundraising? How Do We Get Board Members to Raise Money?
Are We Embarrassed about Our Organization?
Are We Ready to Mount a Capital Campaign? How Do We Pursue This Campaign?
Board and Marketing
How Do We Evaluate a Marketing Plan?
How Do We Get a Diverse Audience? A Younger Audience?
Are Our Ticket Prices Appropriate?
Why Are Subscription Sales So Much Lower Than in the Past?
Are We Using the Internet Properly?
Our Theater Is Empty, What Should We Do?
Our Theater Is Filled, What Should We Do?
Board and Staff
What Should We Think about When We Hire an Artistic Director or an Executive Director?
Should We Hire from the For-Profit Sector?
Is It Appropriate for Board Members to Do the Work of the Staff If They Are Not Doing It Well?
How Should the Artistic Director and the Executive Director Relate to Each Other?
Board and Planning/Budgeting
How Should We Approach a Strategic Planning Process? How Can We Make Sure the Plan Is Implemented?
Do We Really Believe the Budget We Just Passed? Where Should We Cut If We Need To?
Should We Build a New Facility?
What Are the Major Pitfalls of Planning We Should Avoid?
Board in Crisis
Our Organization Is in a Crisis, What Do We Do?
International Boards
Our Organization Is Not in the United States, Does That Make a Difference?
Arts Organizations of Color
Our Organization Is an Institution of Color, Does That Make a Difference?
Subsidiary Boards
Should We Have a Subsidiary Board? A Volunteer Group?
Board and Programming
Aren't All Artists Spendthrifts?
What Is the Board's Role in Artistic Planning?
How Many Years Out Should We Be Planning Our Art?
Should We Form Joint Ventures?
Should We Build a Touring Program?
Do We Need an Education Program?
Epilogue

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