Marching On Together: The Future Of Non-Profit Museums In A For-Profit World, 2018 Seton Hall University
Marching On Together: The Future Of Non-Profit Museums In A For-Profit World, Matthew R. Dellaguzzo
Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)
This thesis proposes a model of increased collaboration among museums as an alternative to the commercialization of the museum field. Through a combination of internal and external factors, museums are finding it necessary to operate in a manner akin to that of commercial enterprises. This trend threatens to undermine the cultural and educational mission of museums. At the same time, the ability of museums to carry out their missions necessarily depends on a solid financial base. Collaboration, whether in the form of consortia or consolidated institutions, provides an avenue whereby museums can not only make more economical use of their ...
2018 Manifest Program, 2018 Columbia College Chicago
2018 Manifest Program, Columbia College Chicago
A program for the Manifest Urban-Arts Festival held by Columbia College Chicago on May 11, 2018.
2nd Place Contest Entry: Piracy, Policy, And Pandora: Outdated Copyright In A Digital World, 2018 Chapman University
2nd Place Contest Entry: Piracy, Policy, And Pandora: Outdated Copyright In A Digital World, Stephanie Caress
Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize
This is Stephanie Caress' submission for the 2018 Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize, which won second place. She wrote about current copyright laws and digital distribution practices and how they can be improved for creators and consumers of music.
Stephanie is a senior at Chapman University, majoring in Music and Strategic & Corporate Communication. Her faculty mentor is Dr. Jessica Sternfeld.
The Current Role Of Color Psychology In The Practice Of Gender Marketing, 2018 University of North Georgia
The Current Role Of Color Psychology In The Practice Of Gender Marketing, Michelle Vatral
Due to the changing worldview of gender as a fluid concept versus its previous role as a rigid aspect of human identity, marketing researchers and consumer behaviorists need to conduct current studies on color psychology as a means of communication to the changing gender spectrum. Because of the lack of updated research on this topic, marketing strategies and advertisements can often seem out of touch with its younger, socially conscious audience. This study aims to fill this gap in research by exploring college students’ color preferences in a digital marketing scenario. Through the methods of survey and analysis, the study ...
Ua Feature Twirler For A Day, 2018 The University of Akron
Ua Feature Twirler For A Day, Amy Mellinger
Honors Research Projects
This analysis includes a description of the first UA Twirler for a Day Event, the preliminary research done on the best practices for planning events such as this, and the process that took place to plan the event. It then goes into an analysis of the planning process, communication, registration, and execution of the event, as well as suggestions for planning similar events.
Perspectives On Sabbaticals And Job Satisfaction In Nonprofit Organizations, 2018 University of Richmond
Perspectives On Sabbaticals And Job Satisfaction In Nonprofit Organizations, Beth Anne Spacht
School of Professional and Continuing Studies Nonprofit Studies Capstone Projects
For mission-driven organizations with limited resources to invest in employee salary and development, retaining top talent is a critical challenge. The monetary toll of turnover is particularly harmful to small organizations, which make up 66.3 percent of the nonprofit sector. To keep staff satisfied and incentivized to stay, nonprofits need to innovate creative new strategies to retain employees. The nonprofit sabbatical, a period of rest and renewal given to reward years of service, is one possible solution to reduce burnout and reward longevity. This exploratory study investigated the benefits and challenges of nonprofit sabbaticals in relation to theories of ...
Arts Education: A Philanthropic Priority?, 2018 Colby College
Arts Education: A Philanthropic Priority?, Clare Murray
Through restricted donations, donors to private, independent not-for-profit US art museums are able to affect the prioritization of museum activities. Using annual data from museums’ Form 990s and AAMD survey responses, I test whether restricted giving affects a museum’s educational programming by analyzing the effect of restricted assets on education department performance indicators. I find that a percentage point increase in permanently restricted assets as a proportion of total assets is associated with a 0.1876 percentage point increase in education expenses as a share of total expenses. Through qualitative informational interviews, I recognize this impact as evidence that ...
Marketing Leadership In A Knowledge Economy, 2018 CUNY Brooklyn College
Marketing Leadership In A Knowledge Economy, Myles Bassell, Sonia Lambert
Atlantic Marketing Journal
Often the most valuable assets of a marketing driven firm are intangible assets such as a brand name, intellectual capital, and the expertise and knowledge of employees. The new breed of marketing leaders understand that it is important for employees to collaborate and be engaged and that leaders must be agents of change, creative, ethical, and global thinkers who can create learning organizations. The research reveals that organizations that are going to thrive in the knowledge economy are those that have marketing leaders who can build learning organizations, encourage diversity, and ensure employees are engaged in meaningful work.
Motivation Strategies For Improving Consistency In Live-Entertainment Employees' Performances, 2018 Walden University
Motivation Strategies For Improving Consistency In Live-Entertainment Employees' Performances, Anthony G. Ricotta
Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies
The lack of discrete motivation strategies to improve the consistency of employees' performances was the problem that instigated this research. The purpose of this single-case study was to explore the motivation strategies live-entertainment artistic directors (ADs) use to improve consistency in the artists' performances. Data were collected within an international live-entertainment company to uncover whether artists self-determined the approach to improving consistency in performance or whether consistency occurred from strategies developed by the ADs. Data were collected from face-to-face interviews with ADs and senior ADs and performance evaluations of employees, and then analyzed using Miles, Huberman, and Saldana's data ...
Applying Agile Project Management To Art Museums: A Proposal For Implementing A Generalist Scrum Master, 2017 The University of San Francisco
Applying Agile Project Management To Art Museums: A Proposal For Implementing A Generalist Scrum Master, Vincent Sulit
Master's Projects and Capstones
This capstone project examines organizational change, along with its challenges, through case studies in museums and businesses in the private sector, subsequently providing a possible solution for museums to adapt to the current global market economy through the use of Agile Project Management (Agile). I cite recent case studies of art museums implementing Agile for digital product development. This project proposal aims to introduce Agile outside of digital departments, including Exhibitions and Education, with the goal of developing better visitor-centered offerings from museums. This may be achieved through the proposal of a job description for a new museum position of ...
Artists, Debt, And Global Activism, 2017 Iowa State University
Artists, Debt, And Global Activism, Mark W. Rectanus
Mark W. Rectanus
This article examines how artists, activism, and works of art may contribute to a more textured understanding of debt in contemporary society and culture. The diversity of aesthetic practices and range of strategic interventions in which artists are organizers and activists are manifest in the Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.), advocacy initiatives by Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), and alternative, trans-local projects such as the Arts Collaboratory. These activist interventions provide the context for an examination of how artists have seized upon discourses related to debt and finance to produce works that ...
Couples Sleeping Apart--Separate Master Bedrooms And The Impact On The Real Estate And Related Markets, 2017 Lipscomb University
Couples Sleeping Apart--Separate Master Bedrooms And The Impact On The Real Estate And Related Markets, John E. Crawford
Atlantic Marketing Journal
Sleeping is a fundamental individual human need. However, most adults fulfill this need by sleeping with a partner, a behavior particularly true for married couples. A trend of couples choosing to sleep apart has emerged in recent years. For reasons practical and personally beneficial or preferred, a growing number of couples are choosing to have a home with two master bedrooms--one for him and one for her, each furnished according to the needs and tastes of the partners. Thus, some homes are being built with two master bedrooms, others are being modified to have two master bedrooms, and new empty ...
The "Missing Audience": A Query Into The Future Of The Orchestra And The Potential Benefits Of Bringing Live Classical Music To The Community Through Informal Performances, 2017 Louisiana State University
The "Missing Audience": A Query Into The Future Of The Orchestra And The Potential Benefits Of Bringing Live Classical Music To The Community Through Informal Performances, Natalie Wei-Ting Chang
LSU Doctoral Dissertations
In this dissertation, I discuss the traditional organizational model adopted by symphony orchestras in the United States as non-profit arts organizations that are struggling to maintain solvency within the current philanthropic, political, and digital contexts. As part of the discussion, I conduct field research within the local area of the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in providing demonstrations of live and informal classical performance in various businesses and institutions while collecting data via surveys from willing adult participants (ages 18 and above) of all demographics, specifically lower income areas. The survey analysis gives important insights into public perception of symphony ...
Forming Community Partnerships, 2017 Heritage Emergency National Task Force
Forming Community Partnerships, Lori Foley
In the event of a disaster, regardless of the type or scope, the first response is always local. For the institutions and organizations charged with safeguarding the nation’s cultural and historic resources – museums, historical societies, libraries, and municipal offices, to name just a few – building relationships with local first responders and emergency managers before disaster strikes is key to ensuring the safety of staff and collections. State emergency management agencies are also collaborating with their state cultural agencies to protect these valuable and vulnerable resources. The resulting emergency networks better position the local community and the state to be ...
Lessons Learned From Culture In Crisis; Or Protecting The Past To Save The Future, Laurie Rush
At the midpoint of the second decade of the 21st century, the world is experiencing deliberate destruction of cultural property at a scale not seen since the Second World War. Future protection and preservation of cultural heritage depends on learning from tragedy and applying these lessons as pro-actively as possible. First, we are discovering that no matter the threat, there are people who risk their lives to save artifacts and features of their culture, and the motives for this courage are retrospectively clear. For a community to survive a conflict or disaster as a corporate entity, elements of shared ...
Keynote Address - When Violent Nonstate Actors Target Cultural Heritage Sites, 2017 Dept. of Public Administration, University at Albany
Keynote Address - When Violent Nonstate Actors Target Cultural Heritage Sites, Victor Asal
Why would organizations attack or kill people at cultural heritage sites or destroy such sites? Using data from the Big Allied and Dangerous insurgent dataset that has data on 140 insurgent organizations from 1998-2012, and data from the Global Terrorism Database, this presentation examines the factors that make insurgent groups more likely to attack such sites or kill people at such sites. We look at the impact of organizational ideology, organizational structure and power as well as country level factors.
Mitigation, Response And Recovery, 2017 NYS Div. of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Mitigation, Response And Recovery, Richard Lord
Abstract: Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas and Louisiana nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast and caused 53 deaths, destroyed or severely damaged 100,000 Long Island homes, and left an estimated $42 billion in damages across New York State.
This session will provide an overview of the disaster relief and assistance programs available under the Stafford Act, when they are triggered, and how private non-profit and cultural institutions can plan for natural hazards and take full advantage of available aid. There will also be discussion of the NYS Hazard Mitigation Plan, the Community Risk and Resiliency Act ...
Informing Responders Using Gis And Gps, 2017 Cultural Resources GIS Facility, National Park Service
Informing Responders Using Gis And Gps, Deidre Mccarthy
Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005 and created the single largest disaster for cultural resources that the United States has witnessed since the inception of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966. Notably, the NHPA created the National Register of Historic Places, our nation’s catalog of important cultural resources. The NHPA also stipulates that any federal undertaking which may adversely affect National Register eligible resources be mitigated. For the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Katrina created the largest compliance project ever under Section 106 of the NHPA.
Although causing a great deal of damage, Katrina ...
Keynote Address: Climate Change: From Global To New York Scale, 2017 Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany
Keynote Address: Climate Change: From Global To New York Scale, Christopher D. Thorncroft
This talk is concerned with the science and impacts of climate change from global to New York scales. It will provide an assessment of how the climate has changed over the past Century based on a purely observational perspective. The scientific basis for anthroprogenic climate change will be explained and discussed including a description of the “greenhouse effect” and why it is important for life on this planet. We will briefly discuss global and local consequences of a warmer climate and what we need to be prepared for going forward in the coming decades.
Opening Keynote Address: Using Data To Understand Cultural Destruction, 2017 Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Opening Keynote Address: Using Data To Understand Cultural Destruction, Brian I. Daniels
Brian I. Daniels, Ph.D, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Why is cultural heritage targeted in conflict? Under what circumstances? By whom? Today, due in part to the recent notorious instances of cultural destruction in the Middle East and North Africa, there is perhaps more attention among the broader scientific community than ever before about the phenomenon of cultural loss. At the same time, there are many significant data and analytical gaps. Little social science literature about cultural destruction exists and many critical questions—and avenues of research—are, as of yet, unstudied. A primary reason for ...