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Happpiness

  • 14 December 2015 |
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An analysis in Psychology Abstracts of psychology books and articles published since 1887 found 136,728 titles referred to anger, anxiety, or depression, while only 9,510 referred to joy, satisfaction, or happiness...

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Generous Americans

  • 14 December 2015 |
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Americans are the most generous people in the world.  Charitable giving in this country is equal to 1.7 percent of gross domestic product, more than $200 billion...

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Choosing a Consultant

  • 14 December 2015 |
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Why hire a consultant? There are many reasons:

1. To supplement staff time.
Hiring a consultant is particularly appropriate when the project is a nonrecurring one (e.g., a new comp plan or zoning ordinance). If the project will carry over many years or is a continuous one, expanding staff is a better option.

2. To supplement staff expertise.
Some tasks, because they occur so infrequently, call for special skills that cannot be learned quickly or easily by staff (e.g., rewriting a zoning ordinance, preparing site studies for waste disposal sites).

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Managing Change

  • 14 December 2015 |
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What is change management? A well-defined, comprehensive process, emphasizing human resources, programs, policies and procedures, that enable an entity to achieve stated, usually long-term goals.

Change management encourages creative thinking, includes diverse perspectives, and involves a large body of stakeholders things that are common to arts organizations.

Change management also incorporates new ways of thinking for arts organizations, such as documenting and evaluating objectives, goals, outcomes, responsibilities, and Action steps; and encourages organization-wide communication.

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to create lasting value through our consultative and contractural relationships.


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to provide tools and guidance that produce sustainable results for our clients.

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Based in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, we work with your board, staff, or contituents in workshops, meetings, retreats, and other activities on-site at your location.

 

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