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From the Publisher"Leading Roles is a rich yet tidy cornucopia of solutions for the challenges facing the American arts scene . . . The author is compelling as he scopes the horizon, sizing up a future in which global cooperation will loom large for the arts."—Washington Post
“The musicians of ICSOM must continue to be our own positive advocates in a managerial climate that is resistant to a positive message. Mr. Kaiser's new book is a powerful tool that can assist us in articulating our vision.”—Senza Sordino, International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians newsletter
“After years of distinguished volunteer board service in many arts associations, and a 50-state, 69-city ‘Arts in Crisis’ tour, meeting with many other arts organizations, Michael Kaiser has committed his considerable wisdom and experience to paper, and written Leading Roles: 50 Questions Every Arts Board Should Ask.
Although aimed at associations in the arts - dance, opera, theatre - the book Kaiser has written should be must-reading for every board member and staff executive of every association. Leading Roles addresses every aspect of board participation in the life of an association, including mission and governance; fundraising and marketing; the relationship of the board to the artistic director, executive director, and staff; and board responsibilities for planning and budgeting.”—The Examiner, Washington, DC