Bloomberg Philanthropies 2016 Annual Report, June 05, 2017
"The [Arab American National Museum's] participation over the past two years in the Detroit, Michigan cohort of the Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program, a nonprofit management training course accompanied by financial support for 260 small and mid-sized U.S. cultural institutions, began as it was preparing to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Working with Bloomberg Philanthropies and its partners gave the museum's director, Devon Akmon, the resources and mentorship that helped him and his staff build skills and develop a strategic plan for the future."
Chronicle of Philanthropy, October 10, 2016
"Bloomberg Philanthropies piloted the program in its home base of New York from 2011 to 2013. Today it is working with nonprofits in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The grant maker worked with community foundations, local arts commissions, and others to identify potential recipients in each city. In all, 262 groups have received grants of varying sizes along with an intensive curriculum developed by the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, which leads the training and provides mentors."
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 03, 2016
"One of the nation's top arts consultants says that the Philadelphia Orchestra has accomplished much since exiting bankruptcy - but warns that it has not secured the support necessary to ensure its future ... The findings come after six months of looking under the orchestra's hood by Michael M. Kaiser, chairman of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland and former president of the Kennedy Center in Washington. Kaiser conducted more than 100 interviews with orchestra staff, board, donors, musicians, and interested others, and offers observations and advice on a shrinking audience and a funding base that has not kept pace with expenses."
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