Episode 18: How Does Arts Funding in Boston Compare?

Earlier this year, the Boston Foundation released a study, “How Boston and Other American Cities Support and Sustain the Arts.” Julie Koo, Vice President of TDC and co-author of the report, shares key findings from the research and how Boston’s philanthropic scenes varies from other US cities.

Julie KooJuliana Koo is a Vice President at TDC, one of the nation’s oldest nonprofit management consulting and research firms. TDC works exclusively with nonprofit, governmental, educational and philanthropic organizations, providing them with the business and management tools critical to achieving mission success. Julie’s practice at TDC includes strategic business planning, program evaluation, and research on nonprofit organizations.

She is the co-author of “How Boston and Other American Cities Support and Sustain the Arts” and “Capitalization, Scale, and Investment: Does Growth Equal Gain?” Prior to joining TDC, Julie worked in higher education and literary publishing, as Executive Director of the Program on Social Enterprise at the Yale School of Management and as Managing Editor at Kaya Press, a nonprofit publisher of Asian and Asian American literature. She holds a BA in English and American literature from Harvard University and a MBA with a concentration in nonprofit management from the Yale School of Management.

Check out TDC’s slide deck summarizing their findings (PDF).

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