New York City Opera loses its voice after 70 years
By Sidni Shorter In Podcasts Posted November 19, 2013 0 Comments
New York City Opera loses its voice after 70 years A week ago, we watched the doors close on one of the most celebrated arts organizations, the New York City Opera (NYCO), which had experimented with fresh material and nurtured early music careers of numerous stars like soprano diva Beverly Sills and Spanish tenor and […]
Organizational and financial strategy alignment is a must
By Sidni Shorter In Podcasts Posted November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Organizational and financial strategy alignment is a must “Few things inspire terror in the hearts of administrators and board members as much as an unanticipated shortfall near the end of the fiscal year. Yet deficits happen—and often to groups that do not deserve them,” asserts author and consultant Richard Linzer. This quotation couldn’t be more […]
What we can learn from Girl Scouts
By Sidni Shorter In Podcasts Posted October 4, 2013 0 Comments
What we can learn from Girl Scouts’ financial tipping point “As a movement, we are at a tipping point,” says EVP and CEO of Northeast Texas Girls Scouts, Jennifer Bartowski in a . Sometimes what we learn from history isn’t enough. 100-year old Girls Scouts is undergoing financial strain and “shrinking pains” after merging many […]
Donors can ask better questions and build sustainability
By Sidni Shorter In Podcasts Posted October 4, 2013 0 Comments
Donors can ask better financial questions and build sustainability The sector has fallen into a trap we created. By focusing on what we DON’T spend, and not on what has been accomplished, we have completely missed the mark in our messaging. We are part of this problem and it’s up to us to educate our […]
Hull House
By Sidni Shorter In Podcasts Posted May 7, 2013 0 Comments
FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SURVIVAL AND INSOLVENCY FOR NONPROFITS By: Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, Execute Now! The nonprofit community recently lost a 123 year old prolific leader and strategic partner that opened doors for many others with a strong desire to change lives. That leader was none other than the renowned, Chicago-based Jane Addams Hull […]
A healthy dose of kindness weakens our financial position
By Sidni Shorter In Podcasts Posted May 6, 2013 0 Comments
A healthy dose of kindness weakens our financial position Why is everyone in the nonprofit sector so darn nice to one another? Albert Rugesa, president of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, says the constant kindness in our sector is going to be what kills our causes in the end. Caroline Preston’s Chronicle of Philanthropy article, […]