Upcoming Grant Deadlines

For all opportunities, please visit the website of the Foundation for application instructions and complete guidelines.
***If you’re seeking info on the MAP Fund, please see my blog post from August 12.***
The Marshall L. and Perrine D. McCune Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for 2014 funding.
Who they Fund: The McCune Charitable Foundation funds projects that [...]

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26 Leaders On Attracting & Retaining Stellar Staff

Ever wonder what it takes to attract and retain really great staff who can move your organization forward? The video below asks 26 really smart people working across sectors to tackle that very question.
Last October, I was speaking with one of Fractured Atlas’s incredible Board members, Amy Wrzesniewski. Amy is an expert in Management and [...]

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Everyone’s Favorite Whipping Boy

Peter Singer is picking on the arts. In his recent NY Times Op Ed, he discusses the (still?) emerging practice of applying rigorous analysis to compare the effectiveness of different charities. His somewhat contrived, straw man example pits an organization seeking to prevent blindness in the developing world against an art museum raising money [...]

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Avoiding the Black Swan: Part III

This is the third installment of a three part series on the history, the legality, and the uncertain future of unpaid internship in the arts and culture sector…
We’ve discussed the history of the internship, some ethical questions around unpaid internships, and a legal framework for paid and unpaid internships. I think most of us in [...]

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Obamacare and You: What’s an Exchange?

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Now Hiring — Administrative Assistant

POSITION: Administrative Assistant
POSTED: August 14, 2013
DEADLINE: August 30, 2013

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Avoiding the Black Swan: Part II

This is the second installment of a three part series on the history, the legality, and the uncertain future of unpaid internship in the arts and culture sector…
A Legal Framework for Internships

In light of recent legal challenges to the internship status quo, many corporations and charitable organizations are sure to re-evaluate if their internship programs [...]

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Avoiding the Black Swan: Part I

This is the first installment in a three part series on the history, the legality, and the uncertain future of unpaid internships in the arts and culture sector…
For arts groups across the nation, summertime is synonymous with intern season. We have grown so accustomed to the annual influx of young aspiring new workers offering high [...]

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2014 MAP Fund Application Info for Fiscally Sponsored Projects

9/27/2013 UPDATE: We are no longer registering anyone for the MAP Fund LOI. The internal deadline for Fractured Atlas’ review was September 23rd and we cannot accommodate any more applicants.
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Are you fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and thinking about applying for the MAP FUND? Here’s what you need to know to apply successfully!
Our staff [...]

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Collective Impact in the Arts

(This essay was originally written in my role as an outside consultant to the city of Calgary’s cultural plan. For this entry, I was asked to reflect on the possibility of developing a collective impact model for the arts in Calgary. You can read all of my contributions to that process here.)
Through its #yycArtsPlan process, [...]

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