Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
This article written by Pablo Eisenberg was interesting to me only because it contradicts what we read this week about the functions of non-profit/arts governance. Eisenberg is adamant that non-profit boards need to be governed themselves and uses examples of organizations that have either failed or not accountable of their work. One thing about this article that I like is that he does offer options to the non-profit board on what they should do for the betterment of their organization.
This is important to know as an arts manager because the work of a non-profit arts organization is in the eyes of the public. Everything a board decides and does will be public knowledge in some way, shape and form. Boards must be accountable and hold a high expectation of integrity at all times.