Public Agency

Public Agency

November 12, 2009 by Steve
This important new study, released in June 2002, demonstrates conclusively that the nonprofit arts industry has a significant economic impact on local and national economies. And, for the first time, in addition to spending by arts organizations, information has been gathered on event-related spending by arts audiences. Americans for the Arts worked with 91 community partners from across the U.S. to collect expenditure data for this study. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This book takes a fresh and positive approach to understanding the arts as essential for creating authentic and sustained community. While it focuses on development in rural and small communities, it is an inspiration for individuals and organizations large and small. 160pp, paperback (1997, PrairieSea Press) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
The president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors discusses what's on the minds of the people who control philanthropy's purse strings. Available free online from Stanford Social Innovation Review. Download:    15 Minutes with Melissa Berman (238Kb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This article looks at the delicate relationship between non-profits and donors. It stresses the responsibility for honest and efficient communication and examines a new breed of donors who consider themselves investors and seek much more information in the non profits they fund. Available free from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This article takes a look at strategic or effective philanthropy—funding which actively seeks to efficiently achieve a donor's goals—and assesses some ways in which strategic philanthropy is structured. Free online from the Stanford Social Innovation Review Download:    Smart Money (3.35Mb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This brief presents research findings as well as policy recommendations arising from a study of the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for immigrant children and English language learners (ELLs). Analyses are based on nationally-representative data from the Schools and Staffing Survey and detailed case studies of selected elementary schools and school districts serving high concentrations of ELL students. Results reveal an extraordinary degree of concentration of ELL students in a few schools that tend to be large, urban and serve a predominantly minority student population. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
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November 12, 2009 by Steve
At a time when public support of the arts faces a range of challenges, state arts agencies could use a framework to help them better serve the arts community and engage more people in the arts -- thereby elevating these agencies' public value. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Council on Foundations Annual Conference, May 1, 2001 Craig McGarvey, The James Irvine Foundation From a position of received privilege, how should one behave so that it might be put to productive use as people are learning to get better at their work? This is a central question facing philanthropy, and it figured centrally in preparations for today. How to say something appropriate and helpful under such extraordinary circumstances? There was the problem that no single foundation's body of work could possibly measure up to being singled out. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Native America at the new Millennium is a Ford Foundation-funded collaboration by the Harvard Project, Native Nations Institute, and First Nations Development Institute that serves as a primer on contemporary American Indian affairs. NANM addresses topics as wide-ranging as tribal government, non-profit organizations, political activism, economic development, housing, welfare, health, arts, and media. Read More...