Monthly Archives: July 2011

In certain art forms, age is a sign of maturity and wisdom.  In the field I know best, classical music, I have had the pleasure of hearing memorable concerts by pianists in their 80s (Rudolf Serkin, Menahem Pressler) and their … Continue reading

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In the early 1990s, I facilitated a meeting of artists as part of a strategic planning process for the Massachusetts Cultural Council . We met in a beautifully restored theatre, whose brilliant Gilded Age surroundings contrasted with the prescient words … Continue reading

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As I have mentioned in previous On Our Minds, nonprofits are under increasing scrutiny by donors and funders. One way donors and funders exercise this scrutiny is by reviewing an organization’s Form 990, which is now readily available through organizations … Continue reading

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Last month, the IRS released the names of over 275,000 organizations that have lost their nonprofit status by virtue of not filing the appropriate annual tax returns. Almost half of these organizations have been defunct for years, but there are … Continue reading

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