Other Publications


Fearless Journeys: Innovation in Five American Orchestras

May 2010
Lela Tepavac, Ph.D. Edited by Catherine Marciariello
Fearless Journeys is a first-of-its-kind case study about innovation in orchestras. The five stories featured in the book are only a few examples of how the orchestra field is testing important new approaches to administrative/artistic organization, community partnerships, and artistic initiatives. The Conclusion focuses on the factors that have enabled innovation in all five orchestras in the study. This is critical knowledge that orchestras can use. As important, the book serves as hard evidence that, even in these challenging times, the field is taking risks and discovering ways to become increasingly resilient.

Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates: 2010 Edition

June 2010
Steven Lawrence, Director of Research

Interplay: Inspiring Wonder, Discovery, and Learning through Interdisciplinary Museum-Community Partnerships

May 2010
Lauren Stevenson, Elisa Callow, and Emiko Ono, with a foreword by Richard J. Deasy

The Civic Potential of Video Games

May 2010
Chris Evans, Joseph Kahne, Ellen Middaugh

Working with Grantees: The Keys to Success and Five Program Officers Who Exemplify Them

May 2010
Ellie Buteau, Phil Buchanan, Timothy Chu
Successful foundation-grantee relationships hinge on the prowess of individual program officers, whose abilities may vary widely within a single foundation. This research explores what grantees value in their relationships with program officers and identifies four keys to success. Five high-performing program officers share their stories.

Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide For Charities and Foundations

March 2010
Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by Independent Sector