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Killer Mike, the High Museum’s Newest Board Member, on How He Wants to Make Art More Accessible to the Working Class

Killer Mike is a busy man these days. The 43-year-old rapper is a committed activist and father of four. And now, he is also the newest member appointed to the board of Atlanta's High Mus…

Museum Board Leadership 2017

Good governance is essential to the work of museum trustees and directors, providing the very foundation for the museum’s success. Together the board and the director set the direction of …

Meeting of The Minds: To get the most from your board, figure out what you need—and what trustees can provide.

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Museum magazine. Academics and practitioners have written for decades about the roles nonprofit board members should …

American Alliance of Museums Welcomes Four New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 ARLINGTON, VA– The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the only organization representing the entire scope of the museum community, today announced that …

Reflections on AAM’s Board Diversity Training

Laura Lott is the President and CEO of the American Alliance of Museums. As I have spoken and blogged about for the past year, I learned A LOT in just a few days at the 2016 Forum on …

Stand for Your Mission

Every nonprofit has its own unique history, culture, and mission, and, therefore, its own view regarding advocacy. But, no matter where you are on the continuum—from doing no advocacy to …

Guide for Board Members

Serving on the Board of Directors of a non-profit organization is a significant commitment. It entails important responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities are imposed by state law; …

Legal Issues in Museums

*Please note that I am not your attorney, I am not giving legal advice, and there is no attorney-client relationship. This article is far too short to give an overview of legal issues in …

New Structures and Strategies for Board Engagement and Fundraising

In this recorded webinar, presenters offer new structures and strategies to organize the relationship-building and fundraising work of the board, highlighting specific approaches and case …

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