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The Establishment Of Effective Advisory Boards For Promoting Social Justice In The Arts On College Campuses, Sherwood Thompson Apr 2011

The Establishment Of Effective Advisory Boards For Promoting Social Justice In The Arts On College Campuses, Sherwood Thompson

Sherwood Thompson

This paper focuses on some of the important aspects of establishing an advisory board on college campuses for governing arts organizations with social justice missions. In contrast to Boards of Directors of for-profit corporations, the nonprofit advisory board services the needs of organizations by performing services aimed at assisting the activities of the organization. Most boards are made up of people who like the same things and who support the same causes. This is especially true for arts organizations which tend to have a homogeneous board make-up. This paper makes the argument that advisory boards are an important component of ...