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TBA's Cultural Leadership Program Presents: Our Board Series
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TBA's Cultural Leadership Program Presents: Our Board Series

Registration for this event is now CLOSED. If you would like to be notified when this program will be offered again, please email Managing Director Rachel Fink at rachel@theatrebayarea.org, and you will be placed on the Cultural Leadership mailing list. Thank you for your interest.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/18/2017 to 11/19/2017
When: November 18-19th, 2017
1-3pm
Where: Map this event »
Theatre Bay Area
1119 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, California  94103
United States
Contact: Hanna Rachel Gerry
415-430-1140 *10

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Registration for this event is now CLOSED. If you would like to be notified when this program will be offered again, please email Managing Director Rachel Fink at rachel@theatrebayarea.org, and you will be placed on the Cultural Leadership mailing list. Thank you for your interest.

 

 

The Cultural Leadership program is designed to serve local theatre practitioners, artists, and board members by providing high quality and low cost, "nuts and bolts" instruction in management skills related to the process of producing and presenting theatre. Workshops will be led by experienced theatre professionals who are experts in their field and committed to delivering rigorous and accessible training. 

 

Our Inaugural weekend includes:

 

Good Governance Builds Great Theatre

 

Led by Dr. Anne W. Smith.

 

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time:1-3pm

Location: Theatre Bay Area offices, 1119 Market Street, Second floor


Cost: $30 Member rate

$40 Non-member rate

 

Use Code cultural25 for 25% of both sessions!


The board of trustees/directors and staff leadership are responsible for the health and vitality of an arts non-profit organization. This workshop focuses on the practical elements of a productive working relationship among the leadership. How can a healthy, engaging experience be built? And how does this work between board and staff connect to core activity? In this session, equally valuable to new and veteran board members and executive staff, Dr. Smith will cover the major principles of board engagement and governance responsibilities.

Say yes to details! Leaders must care about orientation, handbooks, effective bylaws, communications, progress measurement and evaluation, connection to mission, organizational culture, and managing expectations. This is an interactive discussion informed by real-life examples with an emphasis on doing well by doing good.


Dr. Anne W. Smith is an arts consultant recognized as a leader in the field of arts administration in a variety of roles including advocate, arts professional, planning and organizational development consultant, professor, and arts educator serving a variety of interests nationally and internationally. She was a long term Arts Management and Arts Professor at Golden Gate University (now retired). Trustee for Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco Center for the Book, Chair of the Fountain Project Foundation, Arts Forum Chair of the Commonwealth Club of California and Past President of The Book Club of California.

Previously interim Executive Director for San Francisco Center for the Book, Book Club of California, and San Francisco Circus Center, Program Manager for California Arts Council, Director of SummerDance Festival, the San Francisco Arts Commission Arts Festival, and General Manager for Dance Spectrum Ballet and ODC Performance Gallery. Previously a Trustee for Medical Clowns Project, California Arts Advocates, San Francisco Girls Chorus, California Lawyers for the Arts Chanticleer, Dance Bay Area, the California Association of Dance Companies, Institute for Non-Profit Management, University of San Francisco, IZZIES Awards committee, World Arts West. DPA from Golden Gate University, an MA in Humanities & Curriculum from Columbia University and a BA in English from State University of New York.

 

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What's The Story: How To Read & Request Financials As A Board Member

 

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time:1-3pm

Location: Theatre Bay Area offices, 1119 Market Street, Second floor


Cost: $30 Member rate

$40 Non-member rate

 

Use Code cultural25 for 25% of both sessions!

 

Nonprofits benefit enormously when their boards have the tools to ask the right questions about their financials, but if you're not a CPA, how do you know what questions to ask? In this 2-hour workshop geared towards board members without accounting backgrounds, we will

  • Examine the different kinds of financial reports a nonprofit needs to be able to meaningfully manage its money

  • Learn how to read and interpret a Profit & Loss and a Balance Sheet

  • Discuss the best methods for tracking and understanding your organization's financial health

  • Work through the concepts of deficits versus cash shortages, donor-restricted assets, and balanced budgeting

  • Develop an informed sense of inquiry and the ability to ask questions at multiple scales


Jericha Senyak is a financial consultant specializing in arts nonprofits. Her client work focuses on budget and grant management, increasing financial literacy for arts administrators, developing strong financial systems for small nonprofits, and helping arts organizations increase their financial health and sustainability. She is a Bay Area native with many years of interdisciplinary arts training and a deep grounding in critical theory, social justice, and public/socially-engaged arts. Her clients include local, award-winning theater and dance companies, orchestras and choirs, visual artists, experience designers, arts service organizations, and more. She works to empower her clients to plan for success, build solid infrastructure, and see their finances as a source of confidence and not anxiety. She runs her own tiny arts organization, the Museum of Joy, which has received two San Francisco Awesome Foundation awards and was recently featured in the New York Times.