Monthly Archives: May 2009

Other OOM issues have focused on the long-standing tradition of artists who can play an important role in helping to revitalize communities, using modest cash investments and lots of sweat equity to reclaim whole neighborhoods in decay and help transform … Continue reading

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At WolfBrown, we think a lot about effectiveness and impact and how to frame our understanding and assessment of them. I was recently fascinated by an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy detailing the Gates Foundation’s innovative effort to assess … Continue reading

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Nonprofit organizations are experiencing increases in service demand and rising expectations of deficit – these are the generalizations we have all been hearing. The Nonprofit Finance Fund has attached some hard data to these generalizations in a recent survey of … Continue reading

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If you follow the field of community arts, you would be hard pressed not to have encountered Arlene Goldbard, who has been engaged in cultural development in its various forms since 1978 as a painter, graphic designer, art director, nonprofit … Continue reading

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Lately, I have been immersed in books about decision-making and intuitive thinking. Jonathon Lehrer’s How We Decide is a great read for those wanting to get a dose of accessible hard science that provides a new perspective on learning and … Continue reading

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The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy is causing a stir with its new publication Criteria for Philanthropy at its Best. The premise of the report, stated in the Executive Summary, is that “Current philanthropic practice accomplishes many beneficial things, but … Continue reading

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In the midst of doing some research for one of our clients on museum and library use of technology, the Museum of Modern Art in New York launched its new, state-of-the-art (or so they hope) web site that takes full … Continue reading

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