Author Archives: Jane Culbert

Most readers of this newsletter are probably well aware that the IRS has changed reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations, including new requirements for small organizations (budgets under $5,000) to file an annual 990-N report. I was startled when I read … Continue reading

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I have recently been conducting research in connection with the New Jersey Symphony’s efforts to develop a strategic plan for their arts education programs. In looking to identify effective educational programming offered by other orchestras, it is nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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Accountability…transparency…openness in communication… These are “buzz words” today in many sectors, both for-profit and nonprofit and the Foundation Center has offered a service to the nonprofit sector that provides all of this – and more – about leading foundations in America.  … Continue reading

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Although I hear that things are slowly improving in the economy, I know from my interactions with many nonprofits that the struggle is far from over.  Individual giving (except for extraordinary efforts like Haiti relief) is stagnant.  Foundations are still … Continue reading

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Over the last several years, there has been increasing talk about sharing knowledge in the cultural sector so that all can benefit from the lessons learned by a few. Because so much is happening at once in our sector, sometimes … Continue reading

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Arts education for youth has been recognized as a long-term strategy for developing cultural participants of the future. Because of my own personal interest and my involvement in projects here at WolfBrown, I have an eye out for research on … Continue reading

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As part of our research, we have been speaking with executive directors and development directors of state arts agencies and cultural organizations. For most of these people, evaluation and assessment is taking a back seat to the more urgent work … 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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We all know that donors are increasingly besieged by requests for gifts in these difficult economic times. How do donors decide to whom to give? How can nonprofits show that they are worthy of receiving precious philanthropic dollars? How can … Continue reading

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Do you have a “land line” for your telephone service? Or do you only have cellular service? Personally, I would never give up my “land line” (and I was upset when we were forced to “go digital” with that line … Continue reading

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