In a world of rapid leadership transitions and a wildly shifting fiscal landscape, nonprofit organizations are finding new ways to collaborate that promote organizational and artistic sustainability. Arts organizations often champion artistic collaboration, and this session will move the conversation forward by exploring models for administrative and structural collaboration, including shared staff, co-location, program transfers, and mergers/acquisitions.
Kate Piatt-Eckert, director of The Mission Sustainability Initiative (MSI) at Forefront, will present this engaging program. Forefront serves the entire Illinois nonprofit sector, and this session will look at instructive examples from across the sector and explore how they can be put to use in the arts. Leaders and board members of arts organizations interested in exploring administrative partnerships, mergers, and other forms of strategic collaboration are encouraged to attend.