Conducting Research

Articles

Audience vs. Market Research: A Critical Distinction for Cultural Organizations
Describes audience and market research and the importance of both.

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget
npENGAGE describes how your nonprofit can get started conducting research, no matter your size, instead of operating under assumptions.

How Audience Research Can Help Build Arts Audiences
Market research expert Bob Harlow shows how arts organizations can use qualitative and quantitative research to attract and retain new audiences.​​

Using Data for Action and for Impact
There is a growing urgency in the social sector to make better use of data to inform decision-making and evaluate performance, but many organizations struggle to do this. This article provides a framework to help nonprofits and social businesses do better.

Selecting A Consultant

The consultants on this list were recommended and vetted by NCAR Advisory Board members.  Each was contacted and agreed to be listed.  All have participated in a webinar on the NCAR KIPI Dashboard.

Engaging a Consultant: Advantages & Challenges to Finding the Right Match, Arts Insights

Choosing a Consultant, The Community Toolbox, Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

How to Choose and Work with a Consultant, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Working with a Consultant or Technical Assistance Provider: A Resource List, Foundation Center

Consultants

DataArts
400 Market Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-383-0700
info@culturaldata.org

Peter Linett
Slover Linett Audience
4147 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-348-9200
peter@slaudienceresearch.com

Fran Kumin
176 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
212-535-9126 or 917-796-6611
frankumin@gmail.com

Paul Harder
Harder+Company Community Research
202 W First St, Suite 4-0430
Los Angeles, CA 20016
213-891-1113
pharder@harderco.com

Margaret Williams
Denver, CO 
710-416-4160
margaret.williams@outlook.com

Staffing and Organizational Capacity

Articles

Breaking down your nonprofit's obligation to pay overtime under the new federal rules
The National Council of Nonprofits shares information to help your nonprofit comply with the new Overtime Final Rule by the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”).

Where can we go to dig deeper on nonprofit capacity building?
This document from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations contains resources and websites on nonprofit capacity building, including assessment tools.

Women's Leadership in Resident Theaters
The Wellesley Centers for Women partnered with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) to study gender equity in leadership opportunities in the nonprofit American theater.

On Museum Layoffs: The Data-Informed Importance of Marketing and Engagement Departments
When times are tight for operations budgets, when is it right to cut staff and in which areas first?

Linking Mission and Money: An Introduction to Nonprofit Capitalization 
This article from the Nonprofit Finance Fund helps organizations understand how to pursue their mission and financial viability.

Selecting A Consultant

Engaging a Consultant: Advantages & Challenges to Finding the Right Match, Arts Insights

Choosing a Consultant, The Community Toolbox, Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

How to Choose and Work with a Consultant, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Working with a Consultant or Technical Assistance Provider: A Resource List, Foundation Center

Consultants

Peter Linett
Slover Linett Audience
4147 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
773-348-9200
peter@slaudienceresearch.com

Greg Kandel
Management Consultants for the Arts
65 High Ridge Rd, #128
Stanford, CA
203-353-0722
mgtconarts@gmail.com |  gkandel48@gmail.com

Fran Kumin
176 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
212-535-9126 or 917-796-6611
frankumin@gmail.com

Anne Bergeron
Anne Bergeron & CO Consulting
75 Blackstone Boulevard, Ste 2B
Providence, RI 
917-446-7765
anne@bergeronconsult.com

Paul Harder
Harder+Company Community Research
202 W First St, Suite 4-0430
Los Angeles, CA 20016
213-891-1113
pharder@harderco.com

Molly Penn
Penn Flood Consulting
212-706-9119

Diana Duncan
Diana Duke Duncan, LLC
3333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Ste 102
Washington, DC 20016
703-599-6419
dianadukeduncan@gmail.com

Margaret Williams
Denver, CO 
710-416-4160
margaret.williams@outlook.com

Cheryl Yuen
312 Malden Ave
La Grange Park, IL 60526
708-352-2548
yuenconsultingforarts@gmail.com

Governance

Articles

Board Governance Tools & Resources
National Council of Nonprofits
Overview, tools and resources for board members on roles and responsibilities, financial literacy, policies, orientation and more

Board Community Resources
BoardSource
A variety of free board resources on a variety of topics

Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice
Independent Sector
Outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising

Resource Library - Board Governance
The Center for nonprofit resources
Overview and resources on board roles, responsibilities, committee structures, bylaws, policies, composition and more.

Creating a Superb, Self-Managed Board
Arts Insights
Tips on how to create an excellent board for healthy organizations

Selecting A Consultant

Engaging a Consultant: Advantages & Challenges to Finding the Right Match, Arts Insights

Choosing a Consultant, The Community Toolbox, Work Group for Community Health and Development, University of Kansas

How to Choose and Work with a Consultant, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Working with a Consultant or Technical Assistance Provider: A Resource List, Foundation Center

Consultants

Sheridan Joslin
Dini Spheris
832-236-7534
sjoslin@dinispheris.com 

Fran Kumin
176 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
212-535-9126 or 917-796-6611
frankumin@gmail.com  linkedin.com/in/fran-kumin-39801658

Molly Penn
Penn Flood Consulting
212-706-9119

Cheryl Yuen
312 Malden Ave
La Grange Park, IL 60526
708-352-2548
yuenconsultingforarts@gmail.com

 

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