Board Development Intensive
for Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Registration will be available in early summer.
For more information regarding this and future Board Development Intensive's please contact us.
About the Board Development Intensive
Leaders join boards with the best of intentions: to support and participate in the production of art that serves, elevates, and inspires. Successful collaboration with talented artists, educators, and staff is exhilarating; all board members want to be part of a winning enterprise, to propel a growing family of supporters, to help fuel a flourishing vision.
All too often, however, board membership can be confusing, dull, or even contentious.
The not-for-profit world has its own rules, politics, and requirements for success. If staff or board responsibilities and expectations are unclear, misunderstanding or stagnation can follow.
The crumbling economy has hurt us all; in many organizations, cash, not art, now drives the conversation.
Even for stable organizations, finding new members and securing precious resource is harder than ever.
Wasn't this supposed to be fun?
How can we get back on track?
How can we be more productive?
And, who should be doing what to ensure we continue to succeed?
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center has designed this seminar for staff and board members to help put joy, vision, and sustainability back at the center of the conversation.
Led by Michael M. Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the intensive covers:
- Building and Maintaining Healthy Arts Organizations
- Effective Fundraising for Board Members
- The Importance of Long-Term Artistic Planning
- Building Institutional Visibility
- Supporting High-Impact Marketing Campaigns
- Financial Analysis for Board Members
- Hiring Effective Executive Leadership
About the DeVos Institute of Arts Management
As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, artistic planning, board management, marketing, fundraising, and financial management.
Founded in 2001 by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management leverages this expertise to train, support, and empower arts managers and their boards locally, nationally, and internationally.
Since its inception, the DeVos Institute has advised thousands of individuals, organizations, governments, and foundations throughout the United States and in over 80 countries on six continents.
The Institute operates on the premise that while, as a culture, we spend heavily to encourage artistic talent, too little is spent to train the managers and boards who keep those artists at work. In areas hard hit by the global economic downturn, this need is especially urgent and is amplified by the rapid technological and cultural change affecting arts businesses around the world.To address this gap, the DeVos Institute partners with public and private leadership in critical arts communities worldwide to provide training and support for the arts entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow.