Monthly Archives: November 2015

Let’s hear it for the drama teachers

by Jini Stolk This post was written in May 2013 shortly after Justin Trudeau became Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Why repost it now? Because it’s 2015. Who knew that being a drama teacher was such a contemptible career choice? Or that choosing to inspire children to express human emotions through the arts makes […]

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Boards and finance

by Jini Stolk Arts board members clearly feel a strong desire for information and training on non-profit financial analysis and oversight. This was one of the most frequently mentioned requests (after, not surprisingly, fundraising) for future sessions following my recent Art of Good Governance sessions with the Toronto Arts Foundation. The idea of having “fiduciary […]

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Provide support, examples and tools

By Jini Stolk It was a privilege to be part of the Leading a Culture of Accessibility panel at last month’s wildly successful ONN Conference (even though a packed schedule meant I missed enticing overlapping sessions on data strategy, government policy and evaluation.) Liviya Mendelsohn talked about the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre’s inspiring all-in […]

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Annual performance reviews RIP

by Jini Stolk Are annual performance reviews headed towards the dustbin of history? Two recent pieces – one written from a non-profit perspective the other from a business p.o.v. – both persuasively argue that annual performance reviews are ineffective, counter-productive and should be laid to rest. I’m not going to argue. I’ve noted that CEO/ED […]

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