David La Piana’s The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution has been one of the most-discussed books in the nonprofit management field of the last few years. It proposes a radical new approach to strategic planning that is more responsive, flexible, business-oriented, and externally directed than the usual practice. But can we use it? Is it relevant to the arts and to our particular climate in Philadelphia? This is what we’ll be talking about at the next Business Books for Arts People meeting on Wednesday, July 28, here at the Center at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Business Books for Arts People is an occasional reading group sponsored by the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative (PCMI), that takes on the strange world of business literature, from classics like Peter Drucker’s Managing the Nonprofit Corporation and James Collins’ Good to Great, to books and articles that focus specifically on management issues in the arts. It’s very informal—there are no powerpoints or handouts, no quizzes or syllabi, but there’s always a fun and freewheeling discussion.
We serve snacks and beverages, but you’re encouraged to bring your own lunch.
Business Books for Arts People Reading Group
Wednesday, July 28, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
1608 Walnut Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia
Please RSVP to Shaneka Dawsonia by e-mail or by phone at 267.350.4910.