GIA Blog

Posted on November 2, 2010 by GIA News

(11-2-10) In an article for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Suzanne Perry outlines the potential outcome of today's polls and their likely effect on nonprofit oversight. Senator Charles Grassley, the Senate's "leading nonprofit watchdog," is expected to move to the top Republican post on the Judiciary Committee and Orrin Hatch is expected to assume Senator Grassley's role on the Finance Committee.

Posted on October 30, 2010 by GIA News

(10-30-10) This untitled poem by Robbie Q. Telfer was part of the opening performance at the GIA 2010 conference, performed by the Speak'Easy Ensemble under the direction of Marc Kelly Smith.

Posted on October 29, 2010 by GIA News

(10-29-10) This NEA report combines key results from two investigative efforts—an online, national survey of outdoor arts festivals and seven case studies—to examine the range and variety of arts festivals in the U.S., the artists they employ, the communities they serve, and the roles they play in our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The survey collected, for the first time, comprehensive data on a large cross-section of U.S.

Posted on October 28, 2010 by GIA News

(10-28-10) Not only is it alive, it is innovative. Converse (the shoe manufacturer) is opening up a free community recording studio in Brooklyn where musicians can work with no strings attached. An example for their corporate peers.

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Posted on October 26, 2010 by GIA News

(10-26-10) The Nonprofit Operating Reserves Initiative Workgroup (organizers are Bill Levis and Bess Hamilton Foley) has compiled the Operating Reserves Policy Toolkit: First Edition to serve as a technical reference for nonprofit board and staff policy committees, as well as their financial consultants and professionals, as they respond to the message of the whitepaper “Maintaining Nonpro

Posted on October 25, 2010 by GIA News

(10-25-10) Americans for the Arts has released its annual top-ten list of companies that support the arts. Local and regional utilities are in the majority, but banking, health care, and communications are also represented. The complete list (and David Ng's comments on the cited companies' corporate practices) here.

Posted on October 23, 2010 by GIA News

(10-22-10) In addition to the “official blogs” a few other attendees have posted commentary on the conference. Hoong Lee Yee Krakauer has a couple posts here and a longer piece here, complete with courtroom-style sketches! Ian David Moss also weighs in on his popular Createquity blog.

Posted on October 22, 2010 by GIA News

(10-22-10) Ontarians believe more passionately in the importance of the arts than they did 16 years ago, a survey suggests. The poll, conducted by Environics Research Group on behalf of the Ontario Arts Council, documents the attitudes of the province’s residents toward the arts as an issue of the quality of life, both for individuals and communities.

Posted on October 21, 2010 by Barry Hessenius

Good morning: “And the beat goes on…………………” Wrap-Up: 3 to 4 day conferences are strange little experiences.  None any more so than gatherings of arts leaders.  Thrown together in one space, there is a usual breakdown in these things that … Continue reading

Posted on October 21, 2010 by Arlene Goldbard

This is my sixth and final post about the Grantmakers in the Arts 2010 conference, where I was invited to take part as a live blogger. It was tremendous fun: I got to write morning, noon, and night, which is … Continue reading