Monthly Archives: January 2013

TO’s mid-sized theatre sitch

by Jini Stolk Dear Kelly Nestruck:  I’m still worried about Toronto’s mid-sized theatres. There are, indeed, an amazing number of organizations taking the reins and creatively working around the lack of core support for arts facilities to get the space they (and we, as Torontonians) need.  Artscape’s Daniel’s Spectrum  now provides homes to Native Earth […]

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Seasons greetings?

by Jini Stolk Now that I’ve finally sent the last of my personal Christmas cards (I know, but it’s my way…) I wanted to share a few thoughts on the many year-end/holiday email greetings I received from all of you. I’m especially curious about whether the surge in emailed end of year fundraising appeals yielded […]

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The Social Media Posting Guide

by Jini Stolk This helpful guide, by by Craig Van Korlaar of Top Nonprofits, was created as a free resource for organizations developing their social media posting strategy. It’s for companies that do not have full time social media staff or lots of resources, and breaks things out into monthly, weekly, every other day, daily and […]

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Making a good hire

by Jini Stolk I’ve recently been part of a hiring process for an organization I’m involved with. Looking at current job listings I see that many of you are in the same boat: starting the year hoping to find the perfect person to complete your staff team. According to management guru the late Peter Drucker, […]

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My #1 New Year’s resolution: adopt the email charter

by Jini Stolk This year I’m going to get serious about cutting down on unnecessary email. I don’t want to get snippy with my friends and colleagues, but the number of messages I receive has been getting me down and distracting me from getting things done. Here are some absolutely sensible solutions, which I for […]

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A beginning, a middle, and an end

by Jini Stolk Now that the dust is settling, the most striking thing about winding up Creative Trust has been  the number of people who’ve congratulated us simply for making the decision to close. One of my smartest and most experienced colleagues wrote “You have done such a classy winding down. That alone is a […]

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A new year

by Jini Stolk It feels wonderful to be back, with my first e-newsletter of the new year and my first posts as the Creative Trust Research Fellow at the Toronto Arts Foundation. 2013 is beginning to look like it might be very merry and bright, with the wonderful news of long-awaited new arts funding from the […]

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