Next Gen Leadership Report

Aug 19, 2011
A new report from the Center for Cultural Innovation, Nurturing California's Next Generation Arts and Cultural Leaders, examines many of the same issues MANY discovered in our next generation leadership research several years ago.  Download the report for free from the CCI website.

Update: MANY-Museumwise Consolidation Discussions Continue

Aug 12, 2011
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Next Generation Leaders

Jul 21, 2011
New Article from The Nonprofit Quarterly (July 19, 2011): Next Generation Leaders: What They Want and Need from the Workplace

Survey Results: Status of Museum Education Programming in NYS

Jul 14, 2011
Prompted recently by the concerns of several Museum Association of New York member institutions about declining school visitation, MANY created an online survey to begin assessing the breadth of museum-school relationships. Fifty institutions ranging from art, science, history, children’s, and culturally specific institutions weighed in with information about their educational programming, their concerns for the future of museum-school programming, and their hopes for building stronger relationships with SED.

Energy Efficiency Programs for Nonprofits from NYSERDA

Jul 07, 2011
Green Jobs New York Small Business and Not-for-Profit Energy Efficiency Financing Program works with lenders statewide to provide eligible small businesses and not-for-profits with access to low-interest energy efficiency project financing: http://www.nyserda.org/gjgny-small-business-nonprofit/program-information.asp

Daring to Lead 2011

Jul 03, 2011
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MANY-Museumwise Consolidation Update #2

Jul 03, 2011
Thinking creatively towards envisioning a new model of service -- as with all significant endeavors we started with an idea and now bring it into being with a plan. A primary goal of this investigation has been to create an open process, establishing a conduit for sharing information with and receiving evaluation from our constituencies. To that end, please enjoy this second installment of our Museumwise - MANY membership communiqué, which will bring you up-to-date as to our progress over the last few months.

Cultural Tourism Reports

Jun 15, 2011
Updated! As the summer travel season gets underway, here are three valuable resources about Cultural/Heritage Tourism:

Diversity Resources

Jun 15, 2011
Last year, many of you will recall that MANY and the New York State Council on the Arts Museum Program collaborated with Kimberli Gant, a graduate student and former staff member of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, on a survey looking at the demographic make-ups of staff, board and volunteers in NYS museums and heritage organizations.  Kim's research resulted in a poster session presentation at the College Art Association's annual conference last February -- here is a storyboard of her presentation.

Guide Helps Charities Navigate Management of Endowment Funds

Jun 03, 2011
The Attorney General's Charities Bureau has prepared "A Practical Guide to New York's Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act" to assist charities in complying with the  requirements of the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (NYPMIFA).  The Guide summarizes key provisions of the Act, which was enacted last fall, and provides practical guidance in response to frequently asked questions.

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