Monthly Archives: December 2011


Innovation Case Studies in the Arts

A New York nonprofit that helps arts organizations rethink how they operate and develop new ideas, has created a new site that it hopes will become a hub for arts and cultural groups to talk about innovation.

The site, ArtsFwd, was created by the group EmcArts. It features video profiles of arts groups that are experimenting with bold new approaches to their work. In one profile, officials from the Denver Center Theatre Company describe how they developed Off-Center @ The Jones, a nontradition…


Helping Nonprofits Benefit From Fresh Ideas

The Hall of Witness at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The Hall of Witness at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Photo by Alan Gilbert, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives)

Nonprofits that are tackling big questions about their mission benefit greatly from seeking ideas from people outside their organization—including those who work in other fields, says Jeff Leitner. The former advertising executive has started a charity to help organizations do just that.

Insight Labs, in Chicago, brings business executives, scholars, government officials, and othe…