From Michael Kaiser at Huff­in­gton Post: I have witnessed finan­cial melt­downs of so many arts orga­ni­za­tion and can only imagine the scene in the board room: Typi­cally different factions emerge. There are the ‘arts lovers’ who worry for the health and happi­ness of the musi­cians and the quality of the orchestra. This group is passionate about the mission of the orchestra; they argue that more money must be found for the symphony and that any diminu­tion in number of musi­cians or their salaries will result in an unac­cept­able reduc­tion in quality. Unfor­tu­nately, this group typi­cally has the fewest resources to contribute which reduces their power in board room discus­sions. · Go to Board members need training, too →