Art Appreciation in a World of Risk

March 23, 2016 Art Appreciation in a World of Risk By Melanie Lockwood Herman Last week I took advantage of an opportunity to combine two of my favorite pastimes: reading and relaxation. While on a short vacation, I read 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by art world chronicler Sarah Thornton. In her never dull book, … Continued

Battling Burnout

October 7, 2015 By Erin Gloeckner “We are short-staffed.” “We don’t have enough funds.” “We can’t afford to pay our employees more.” If the nonprofit sector had walls, and those walls could talk, they would certainly chant these commonly cited concerns of nonprofit leaders. Doing good is tough work, and consensus shows that many do-gooders … Continued

Stuck in the Middle

August 26, 2015 By Melanie Lockwood Herman Certain melodies and lyrics get stuck in my head. In 1972, the single “Stuck in the Middle with You,” by Stealers Wheel, took up permanent residence in my brain. Peaking at #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song was apparently inspired by a business lunch, … Continued