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Strategic Plans

What Makes a Plan Strategic?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While many arts institutions may have the same general goals (sell more tickets, raise more money, etc.) the path to achieving these goals will differ markedly from one organization to another.

Double Vision

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Without a clear picture of the art and other programs that will be mounted in the future, the organization cannot achieve its mission, cannot build an audience or donor base and, frankly, is of little value. Arts organizations, after all, exist to produce art.

The Power of Financial Planning

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Organizations that devote time and energy to developing strategic plans must have the courage to imagine truly different futures. And the financial forecasts that should end every plan should reveal one aspect of this new tomorrow.

What Is Missing in too Many Strategic Plans?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

When we fail to recognize the primary role of programming in our strategic plans, we are implying a lack of trust in the value of the work we do in the arts.