July 2020: Calling Out and Claiming Space

Dear Friends,     This month’s update shines a light on Black Art Futures Fund, the philanthropic and Black arts advocacy arm of Red Olive Creative Consulting.  BAFF was designed
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In an Unpredictable World, Rigidity Holds Us Back

Miss Rona began shaking the world before we even knew what she was up to. Scientists apparently knew about COVID-19 well before this pandemic hit, but the virus seemed to
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June 2020: Calling Out and Claiming Space

Dear Friends,     Three Junes ago, I left my full-time job as Development Director at The Drawing Center, a visual arts space in New York City. I was there
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May 2020: Living in the Love Economy

Dear Friends,     Of course I know charitable giving can happen year-round, but I have to admit, I got caught up in the energy and inertia of the #givingtuesdaynow movement
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Readjusting the Center / Stabilizing the Base

I have been thinking about and writing about, and in my consultancy meetings with small arts organizations, wrestling with folks on Simon Sinek’s challenge to start with their WHY—the pivotal/central
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April 2020: Pacing Ourselves for the Long Journey Ahead

Dear Friends, Once upon a time I was a runner. After several years of false starts, I decided to complete the New York City Marathon the Fall before my 30th
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