Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Board Retreats & Mountain Men

My desk serves as the inspiration for my news today: an excellent article from Barry Hessenius about board retreats and the story of a couple men that went up a mountain.

Barry’s Blog is an art policy and administration blog, written and sponsored by Barry Hessenius, former Director of the California Arts Council. He has a keen insight for what is happening in the arts today. More on him here.

It is always comforting for me to read about other non-profits and realize that we all face the same issues. Reading Barry's Blog helps to remind me of best practices that are put into use in the arts industry.

By the way, his blog is hosted by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a 501(c)3 organization located in Denver, Colorado dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. In this issue, he discusses his experiences with board retreats. You can read it by clicking here.

Two men climbed up a mountain to settle an argument. Each was convinced of their point of view. While it is true that music depends greatly on the perspective of the listener, they were able to come to a consensus.What do you think? Does it "sound better rolled up?"

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