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Many arts and cultural organizations are reeling from the effects of the economic downturn. Navigating in this uncertain climate is difficult to say the least, but we believe you should not have to weather this storm alone. We know that communication is crucial to maintaining the vitality of the arts industry in Ohio. Please find below some resources to help assess your arts organization as well as steps to help you maintain the presence the arts have in retaining jobs, supporting education programs and driving tourism in Ohio.
       Surviving Financially in Today's Economy
         Regardless of industry, size, or type of work, community based nonprofits are faced with a variety of crucial challenges in 2009: Maintaining their mission; Offsetting unanticipated funding loss; Keeping their doors open. To find some practical suggestions, Dewey & Kaye enlisted the help of fellow co-workers at McCrory & McDowell and readers in the nonprofit community.
       Arts in Crisis
         A Kennedy Center Initiative is a program designed to provide planning assistance and consulting to struggling arts organizations throughout the United States. Open to non-profit 501(c)(3) performing arts organizations, the program will provide counsel from Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and the Kennedy Center executive staff in the areas of fundraising, building more effective Boards of Trustees, budgeting, marketing, technology, and other areas pertinent to maintaining a vital performing arts organization during a troubled economy.
       Finding Calm in Crisis A Museum Survival Guide
         The American Association of Museums has posted comprehensive materials on its Web site on navigating the current economic downturn. Topics including practical tips on cutbacks, best practices in downsizing, and maintaining public trust in nonprofits will be useful to all nonprofits, not only museums.
       Strategies for Survival Check List
         The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) convened a panel of experts to consider strategic choices in a turbulent financial climate. This check list was created as a resource for non-profits as they plot the road ahead in uncertain times.



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