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Resource Roundup: May 9, 2012

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May 09, 2012


Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter? A National Study of Philanthropic Practice
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) has released a new study that asserts that several specific and smarter grantmaking practices are connected to nonprofit results. GEO defines smarter grantmaking practices as those that are designed to equip nonprofits to tackle head on the deep-rooted problems they are trying to solve. Read

New Engines for Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture, and Design
This new report from the National Governors Association focuses on the role that arts, culture, and design play in governors' policies to create jobs and boost their economies in the short run and transition to innovation-based economy in the long run. Read


MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Discusses Arts Access and Support
In a discussion with Misty Hopeland, American Ballet Theater soloist, and Kelly Hall Tompkins, violin soloist with Columbia Arts Management, Harris-Perry addresses the need for public support for the arts and the importance of access to community arts programs, especially for under-served populations. Watch.

Studio 360 Radio Interview with Diane Ravitch
In discussing the Turnaround Arts Initiative, Ravitch asserts that what our schools need is not more federal money but local support, "The funder of the arts should be and must be the local and state governments...the arts are just as important in schools as the basic subjects, [art] is a basic subject." Listen.


New York Times: How to Fund the Arts in America
Five leaders in arts management from across the country debate the following questions: What can we do to stabilize funding for the arts? Can we learn from other countries' examples? How can public and private sectors work together? Read

NonProfit Quarterly: Boards and Leadership Hires - How to Get It Right
How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long lasting effects, and can result in long-lasting problems. This article draws from examples to demonstrate what your board can do to get it right. Read.

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