Board Governance

Blog Post
Posted June 24, 2011
In May 2011, a piece of federal legislation named “Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act” (HR 1891) was introduced for the purpose of terminating 43 existing federal education programs, including Arts in Education.
Blog Post
Posted June 24, 2011
(June 16, 2011) City Council passed legislation requiring businesses with five or more employees to provide paid sick days.
Blog Post
Posted June 24, 2011
(June 24, 2011) Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a tentative budget agreement late last night, and proceeded to recess until Sunday afternoon.
Professional Development Event
Posted June 9, 2011

The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business is joining with USAirways to present a free 1/2 day program on October 14, 2011, devoted to the art of relationship fundraising. It will feature six expert panelists followed who will then lead breakout sessions on their topics, each of which will be repeated twice.

Blog Post
Posted May 25, 2011
(May 25, 2011) Last year Philadelphia’s City Council passed Bill No. 100127, requiring all who lobby the City of Philadelphia to register and meet certain reporting requirements.
Blog Post
Posted May 25, 2011
On May 8, 2011 Philadelphia City Council members Clarke and Greenlee introduced Bill No. 08047401, entitled "Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces," to provide that certain employees are entitled to paid sick leave. This bill would require employers in Philadelphia to offer sick leave to employees based on certain terms and conditions.
Blog Post
Posted April 26, 2011
The Philadelphia Orchestra, counted among the world's most renowned symphonies for most of its 111 years, is plotting steps toward financial harmony after filing for bankruptcy protection, even though it has no outstanding debt and an endowment of $140 million
Blog Post
Posted April 20, 2011
Jeremy Nowak, the head of a Philadelphia-based fund that is nationally recognized as a leader in urban development, has been named the next president of the William Penn Foundation.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 7, 2011
If you're not using business planning to align organizational strategy with human, financial, marketing and other resources, you are missing the chance to optimize your organization's effectiveness and efficiency. This course introduces the processes of business analysis and planning.
Professional Development Event
Posted January 20, 2011

It's that time of the year, when goals are being set and as I was reminded today, often being set up to never reach achievement. So when is a good time to set goals? What should a goal consist of...really? What is the best way to keep them in check? How do I know if I've met a single goal? How do I juggle multiple goals at the same time?

This session is being offered as a pre-cursor to joining the "Accountability Club."

OBJECTIVES:

1. Getting the Basics: Nomenclature – understanding the difference between goals and "lists."

Professional Development Event
Posted January 20, 2011

It's that time of the year, when goals are being set and as I was reminded today, often being set up to never reach achievement. So when is a good time to set goals? What should a goal consist of...really? What is the best way to keep them in check? How do I know if I've met a single goal? How do I juggle multiple goals at the same time?

This session is being offered as a pre-cursor to joining the "Accountability Club."

OBJECTIVES:

1. Getting the Basics: Nomenclature – understanding the difference between goals and "lists."

Professional Development Event
Posted January 20, 2011

It's that time of the year, when goals are being set and as I was reminded today, often being set up to never reach achievement. So when is a good time to set goals? What should a goal consist of...really? What is the best way to keep them in check? How do I know if I've met a single goal? How do I juggle multiple goals at the same time?

This session is being offered as a pre-cursor to joining the "Accountability Club."

OBJECTIVES:

1. Getting the Basics: Nomenclature – understanding the difference between goals and "lists."

Professional Development Event
Posted January 4, 2011

Being an effective board member is more than attending meetings. This class is the first step in truly appreciating the roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires. Attendees will come to comprehend the full responsibilities of board membership in both the context of being part of a larger whole as well as an individual. In addition, this course will show how to maximize the all-important partnership of board and executive director.

Blog Post
Posted December 8, 2010
Kimmel Center Board of Directors Chairman Roland K. Bullard announced the addition of four new board members. They include: Dr. Keith Leaphart, founder and owner of The Leaphart Group LLC; Roman McDonald, president and co-founder of First Genesis Financial Group; Joseph Redling, CEO and chairman of the board of directors at NutriSystem; and Timothy Scheve, President and CEO of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
Professional Development Event
Posted October 30, 2010

Don't be left out of next installment of Portfolio! By participating in the Cultural Data Project you are a part of a successful and growing project that will allow researchers and the arts community to better articulate and provide evidence for the sectors assets and needs.

Professional Development Event
Posted October 29, 2010

Programs translate mission into action. Program planning is critical to the development of mission-driven programs that meet constituent needs, demonstrate impact through measurable outcomes and have sustainable marketing and funding strategies. This class will teach you best practices in program design, development and implementation. Key topics include: mission and program alignment, how to involve stakeholders in the planning process, defining outcomes, collaborative programming, program budgeting and measuring impact.

Professional Development Event
Posted October 15, 2010

During this workshop you will define and discuss the building blocks of a well-balanced fundraising program and the roles and responsibilities of staff and board members in establishing and growing an organizational culture of philanthropy. Limit 30 people.

Professional Development Event
Posted October 15, 2010

During this workshop you will be introduced to best practices in board governance, including: defining board and staff roles, establishing effective committee structures, assessing board effectiveness and sharing accountability for organizational planning and renewal.  Limit 30 people.

Professional Development Event
Posted October 13, 2010

Don't be left out of next installment of Portfolio! By participating in the Cultural Data Project you are a part of a successful and growing project that will allow researchers and the arts community to better articulate and provide evidence for the sectors assets and needs. Join us online for our New User Training session to learn how you can make the most out of your participation with the Cultural Data Project and be counted in this important publication.

Blog Post
Posted September 29, 2010
The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner has been named to the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Young Playwrights theatre arts program. The organization “promotes literacy through playwriting in more than 50 public and private K-12 schools each year. Magner is legacy as in making the announcement the PYP explains, “Aron Magner, the son of Adele and Alan Magner, has a long-standing, intimate family connection with Young Playwrights.
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