Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Boards Can’t Police Charities, So New Oversight Measures Are Urgently Needed

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.



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