How will our arts and culture organizations navigate current challenging economic times, the changes in private philanthropy and the reductions in public funding?

We recently held three workshops to equip arts and culture organizations focused on new community realities. More than 160 individuals attended the gatherings in Lawton, OKC and Tulsa, representing a wide variety of arts and culture organizations big and small.

Below are some of the key resources shared by our facilitator, Diane Mataraza.

Mataraza addressed a variety of ways to assess your current organizational reality and strengthen key organizational areas.

Facilitator Diane Mataraza speaking on sharing leadership. 


  • Beyond Financials Templates in Excel spreadsheets with steps and tips included:
    • Tab 1 Organizational Assessment
    • Tab 2 Billboard Stats
    • Tab 3Fund Development Dash Board
    • Tab 4 Sample Communication Strategy

Each tab of the spreadsheet includes tools you can use for assessing your organization or to build more effective internal and external communication.

Many questions came up at the workshops about involving board members more effectively. These files are tools Mataraza suggested and some extra info about conference calls and email-based meetings.

We hope all these resources are useful to you. Please let us know if you have questions or suggestions.