Monthly Archives: September 2015

Not simply to survive

by Jini Stolk “Our mandate as an arts organization is not simply to survive, but to create. Its function in society is to create. The only thing that justifies the money that we get is putting out work that counts.” With this profound statement, and a public letter filled with gratitude to the artists, staff and […]

Posted in Board & Governance, Organizational Development | Leave a comment

Crowdfunding redux

by Jini Stolk It might seem that I’ve been unusually bullish about crowd fundraising. I’ve definitely been fascinated by the ways in which successful crowdfunding is reliant on strong relationships and networks; that when supporters rally to save a company they care about they can achieve surprising turnarounds; and that notable success stories as well […]

Posted in Fundraising | Leave a comment

Top Tips for Creating a New Program

by Jini Stolk Arts organizations tend to be skilled and inventive creators of programming, requiring the careful weaving of many strands – artistic, financial, contracting, marketing and much more. These 8 Top Tips for Creating a New Program are designed for those moments in an arts or other nonprofit organization when an entirely new initiative […]

Posted in Organizational Development | Leave a comment

Interesting about the Doras

by Jini Stolk I missed the Dora Mavor Moore Awards this year, I’m sorry to say, but I wanted to share a few thoughts before the new season takes off. I did remarkably well last year, seeing a larger number of nominated shows (in each and every category) than I usually rack up. This was […]

Posted in Audience Development | Leave a comment