Saturday, March 07, 2009

The NFP Model



When asked at the Director's Luncheon at the California Association of Museum what I thought the most interesting development for museums in the year ahead, I said it was the trend nationally toward the not-for-profit model -- in the media, with new technology, inspired by our new administration.

I said we should all face the challenges ahead in our industry with a renewed pride, that I always felt like an outsider in my early career when my other friends were in business and now the world's looking at new means to better validate the bottom-bottom line, that mission-driven businesses were the new trend -- looking at what Marc Benioff is saying, etc.

I felt like I got a lot of blank looks in response. Maybe I gotta get to different conferences.

Today's NYTimes focuses on Mother Jones as a not-for-profit model.

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