Cities and states face deepening economic constraints. While schools and basic public services will need private help, civic arts organizations may be the hardest hit of all.
Organizations cavalierly using feel-good language weaken their contributions to civil society because when their words cease to mean anything, so do they.
What I learned from my meeting with World Bank and JP Morgan Chase.
Regulations apply tremendous pressure on colleges and other nonprofits, increasing their costs while altering their missions. Students and parents are the ones who pay for it.
It’s a basic lesson for individuals as well as organizations: don’t become too full of, or too convinced of, your own virtue.
Administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009, which Bloomberg reported was 10 times the rate of growth of tenured faculty positions.
According to Harvard literary scholar and cultural thinker, Irving Babbitt.
It’s time to question philanthropy’s single-minded drive toward measurement and metrics, and start talking about building trust.
If colleges understand themselves to be selling a consumer product, the marketplace will determine their identity.
Large-scale philanthropy’s use of metrics reveals their trust of numbers and distrust of humans.