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Philanthropy Conference

If you’re in or around New Haven, Yale SOM’s 3rd annual Philanthropy Conference is coming up next Friday, and I’m putting together the panel called “Funder/Grantee Relationships” that will feature pairs of funders and grantee organizations talking about how the evaluation process has been shaped over time. We have a great all-local lineup for thisRead More

Thoughts on Effective Philanthropy: Part II – Philanthropy and Experimentation

Note: This is the second of a multipart series on the arts and philanthropy. I hope these ideas are of interest and welcome suggestions and feedback. To view the rest of this series, click here. When we left off last week, I noted that it’s hard to measure the effectiveness of the arts when weRead More

Commongood Careers

On Monday, I attended an excellent presentation by James Weinberg, the founder and CEO of Commongood Careers, an talent search firm for the nonprofit sector. The presentation was primarily geared toward career advice for us students, but it also provided some interesting insights about the industry as a whole. For example, did you know thatRead More

Thoughts on Effective Philanthropy: Part I – The Nature of the Arts and their Impact

Note: This is the first of a multipart series on the arts and philanthropy. I hope these ideas are of interest and welcome suggestions and feedback. To view the rest of this series, click here. Measuring impact is a hot topic in the nonprofit world right now, if the title of the 3rd Annual SOMRead More

Done!

Having taken finals for my initial round of courses (that’s right, we work on a half-semester schedule around here), I have now officially completed 1/8 of my MBA degree. I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast. The good news, though, is that my schedule should ease up enough to allow me to provide someRead More

Hello, world…

…and welcome to Createquity, hosted by your friendly first-year MBA student, Ian Moss. The purpose of this blog is to shed light on some management issues in the arts (i.e., economics, marketing conundrums, societal impact, etc.) with a special focus on philanthropy. My background is in the performing arts, specifically music, so a lot ofRead More