November 19, 2021
Akron’s first state of the arts
by Nicole Mullet, executive director, artsnow On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Akron Roundtable will host the very first State of the Arts, and I have the honor and the considerable responsibility to share an update on the status of the arts and culture sector. To say that this is no small feat is a vast […]
January 24, 2020
How to make your online content more accessible
You’ve read the tips about organizational accessibility. You’ve completed physical accessibility assessments. Your organization is committed to taking on a more inclusive approach in the upcoming year. But how accessible is your online presence?
October 29, 2019
22 simple tips for a more accessible arts & culture event
“Accessibility is being able to get into a building. Diversity is getting invited to the table. Inclusion is having a voice at the table. Belonging is having your voice heard at the table.”
July 18, 2019
Three vital roles backbone board members play in complex civic systems
Backbone organizations are unusual entities and that means they need unusual boards too. Board members of organizations responsible for performing backbone functions need to assume roles and responsibilities beyond those of a board member of a traditional nonprofit.
June 20, 2019
Shooting for the STARS in Akron
By: Michael Douglas, Akron Beacon Journal, Editorial Page Editor Kirstin Toth shared a long article in the New York Times Magazine with the board of the GAR Foundation. The foundation was looking to invest time, energy and money in early education. The senior vice president of the foundation thought the article pointed the way. The […]
June 04, 2019
Learning for the real world: How the Academy pathways prepare students for life after high school
Michael Douglas from the Akron Beacon Journal writes about the College and Career Academies of Akron.
April 25, 2019
The Art of the Trades: A Renaissance at Cuyahoga Falls High School
It’s no surprise that our global, national, and regional economies are shifting. Although “tracking” is a term and practice of the past as we embrace College and Career readiness, there still seems to be some lingering social stigma attached to “the shop kids” and the “dirty jobs” they work after high school.
February 05, 2019
Using technology to help students self-regulate stress and stay in their learning brain
By: Dr. Michelle Jones and Dr. Gus Farmakidis Have you ever tried paying attention in a meeting while you were feeling overwhelmed or preoccupied with your own stressors? Imagine being a student in 2019 where research shows 49% of students report being under a great deal of stress on any given day. As teachers, we […]
April 13, 2017
The role of the board in financial oversight
By: Jennifer Kelsch While managing a nonprofit’s day-to-day finances falls on its senior management, one of the most important responsibilities of a nonprofit board is to offer active oversight of the organization’s financial affairs, beyond approving reports and budgets. By remembering these three Es, board members can serve an active role in oversight and ensure […]
December 20, 2016
Dash(board) to success
Guest post by Brian Broadbent, President & CEO of BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence Have you tried to drive a car without a dashboard? Why would you try to lead a nonprofit without one? Dashboards are invaluable instruments to help keep the organization “on the rails.” Why are dashboards important? KPIs (Key Performance […]