This is the online home for CultureSource. We are a professional association comprised of 115+ organizations serving the region as nonprofit enterprises for the arts and culture.
We work to advance the missions and works of each of our members by helping them connect with new people and audiences, with each other, and with new opportunities.
CultureSource has many constituents, and this winter we are meeting with a sampling of them to hear what they have to say about Arts and Culture in the region and also to let us know what they need from CultureSource. These include new and emerging leaders, the 16 largest member organizations’ CEOs, funders, emerging organizations and board members.
One of these groups is new leaders. There has been a 15% turnover in CEOs in our member organizations the past two years. As I have been meeting with these new CEOs it has been clear that they are in search of peers and resources. CultureSource first convened this group of new CEOs last November. The conversation quickly went from “What keeps you up at night?” to “You mean we are all up at 3 a.m.? We should stay in touch!” We set up a special Linked in page for them (CultureSource New and Emerging Leaders Forum- by invitation) to connect. When Peter Linett came to speak last month, we set up a special salon, so that he could work more closely to facilitate this group. We opened it up to emerging leaders as well, those individuals who are COOs, development officers and others on the cusp of making a leap into leadership.