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Entries by Michael Kaiser from 09/2011

Fundraising Is Not About Being Charming to Rich People

| Posted 09.06.2011 | Arts

Many board members, especially, think of a fundraiser as an alchemist, turning nice lunches into gold. While this lack of understanding provides job security for the fundraiser, both skilled and unskilled, it is terribly dangerous for our field.

The New Season

| Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

While very public debates about the value of arts funding rage in statehouses across America, we must remember that our communities need the arts now more than ever.

There Must Be a Leader

| Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts

Those organizations willing to empower one such collaborative, creative, entrepreneur to lead the turnaround are a giant step towards solving their problems.

Returning to Kansas City

| Posted 09.26.2011 | Arts

At a time when most cities are reducing investment in the arts, how refreshing it is to be in Kansas City where the arts are flourishing.