Monthly Archives: May 2014

Is taking risks risky?

by Jini Stolk The Executive Director of the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery says she has a mantra in her dealings with artists: “I always say the answer is yes until it has to be no.” I love that attitude – open and supportive of experimentation and risk – and the […]

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Who owns nonprofit organizations?

by Jini Stolk After a great deal of public outcry and the departure of some long-time board and staff members, the decision to close the San Diego Opera – a 49-year-old institution of considerable importance to its community and art form – was just overturned. Emergency fundraising, in-kind community support, and cost-cutting (including an agreement […]

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Skills and talents

by Jini Stolk As you know, I’ve never really bought into the idea that collaboration can be learned despite the wide-spread call among nonprofits and for-profit companies for skills-development in this area. I’ve observed that some people leap eagerly at opportunities to work collaboratively while others are dragged to such work warily and reluctantly; in my […]

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Living in the future

by Jini Stolk Being on the right side of history definitely involves being diverse and inclusive onstage, backstage, in the office, on the board, and in the theatre. We’ve been incredibly lucky in Toronto to have experienced on our stages the artistic contributions of one of the world’s most varied gatherings of cultures, ethnicities, races […]

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