From Eleanor Goldberg, writing for Huffington Post:
A thoughtful overview of the CDP by Talia Gibas and Amanda Keil posted on Createquity.
Jesse Rosen blogs for Huffington Post:
Barry Hessenius is hosting a week-long blog discussion on Research and Data in the Nonprofit universe, with guests Margaret Wyszomirski, Bryce Merrill, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Randy Cohen, and Sunil Iyengar.
Nonprofit Finance Fund has released a new report as well as a set of case studies that share the results of their five-year Leading for the Future: Innovative Support for Artistic Excellence program. The new report, Change Capital in Action: Lessons from Leading Arts Organizations highlights features of the LFF initiative, profiles of individual change efforts, participants' financial and program outcomes, and lessons relevant for arts organizations and their funders. NFF also released ten case studies of the change efforts undertaken by each participant in the program.
Throughout March our photo banner will feature organizations, initiatives, and individuals supported by GIA member the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for Los Angeles County, including information and comprehensive resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations, and municipalities. Below, in their own words, Commission staff reflect on past successes and future promises:
A letter from Vikki Spruill, president and CEO, Council on Foundations:
A few minutes ago I shared a message with Council members regarding our redesign. Since I first announced this redesign in December, I have had the opportunity to visit and talk with many of you and share more details about this ongoing transformation. I firmly believe that my efforts to reposition the Council as a network hub will prove successful only if the Council has strong partnerships with funder networks and affinity groups serving our field.
From Anne Midgette for The Washington Post:
Rodney Christopher, vice president of advisory services for Nonprofit Finance Fund, and presenter for a GIA Web Conference in April 2011, will become the F.B. Heron Foundation’s first practice innovation fellow, starting March 4, 2013 for the period of one year. The F.B. Heron fellowship in Social Investment Practice is intended to allow highly talented senior practitioners from leading social sector organizations to explore and advance innovative ideas for new areas of investment in their sector. Visiting fellows work with F. B. Heron, their home institutions and allied parties to advance field-wide innovation.
From Elizabeth Quaglieri for Technology in the Arts: