We live in a time where the Top 0.1% own more than the bottom 80% but we hear more and more about donor burnout. US nonprofit performing arts organizations, and by extension artists, rely on the largess of these large donors so why are they not stepping up to strengthen safety nets to similar levels seen in countries like Germany?
The answers require going all the back to the Revenue Act of 1913 and how that influenced the development of the nonprofit tax-exempt status.
For me, this topic has always received the short end of the stick when it comes to national attention and while there’s no denying it’s a third-rail conversation, that’s no reason to ignore it.
All of this is to say that I am all kinds of excited to join Cheryl Y. Boga’s podcast from the University of Scranton to talk about this very topic. Joining in on the conversation are two big brains from the University of Scranton: S.P. Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., Professor of Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship and Hal Baillie, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Ethics.