Episode 71: Green is Good

John Majercak is President of the Center for EcoTechnology, a nonprofit organization providing advice and resources for people and businesses to help them save energy and reduce waste. He shares ways cultural organizations can be more energy and cost efficient.

John MajercakJohn Majercak has overall responsibility for leading the Center for EcoTechnology including strategic planning, program development, program and operations management, fundraising and communications.

He has worked for the Center for EcoTechnology for more than 25 years in a variety of positions and brings a positive vision, strong background in environmental science, broad experience, and a highly successful track record to the President position.
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Episode 44: How to Responsibly Close a Museum

Todd Smith, the Interim Executive Director at the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, discusses the difficult process of closing a museum and the importance of a deaccession plan that supports the collection as well as the public good.

Todd SmithTodd Smith uses his experience in education, corporate strategy, and nonprofit leadership to help organizations navigate pathways for ongoing public service. Focusing on sustainable outcomes, Smith assists organizations in evaluating goals in the context of real world economics and creating action plans with clearly defined financial targets.

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Episode 42: Oops, We Didn’t Do a Feasibility Study

Jeffry George, Executive Artistic Director of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, shares the pitfalls of NOT having a feasibility study in place before building a new facility.

Jeffrey GeorgeJeffry George, Executive Artistic Director Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT), has ​thirty plus years of ​administrative and management experience in numerous AEA theatres throughout the U.S.  He most recently directed the world premiere of The Empaths, Sex with Strangers, Alabama Story, Cock, Thrill Me and co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at WHAT, and Suppressed Desires for the “Then and Now Festival” in Provincetown, A Centennial Celebration of the Provincetown Players.
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Episode 39: A Performance Center with a View

Tony Beadle, Executive Director of Rockport Music, shares the trajectory of his organization from a 5-week chamber music festival to a year-round arts presenter now with its own signature performing arts center.

Tony BeadleTony Beadle joined Rockport Music as Executive Director in February 2010. Under his leadership, he managed the transition of the organization from 5-week Rockport Chamber Music Festival to developing and managing a year-round arts presenter of over 125 concerts and presentations each year. Additionally, he successfully transitioned the organization to its new home, the seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center and brought it to an international reputation. The season has expanded beyond classical music to include jazz, folk, pop, and world music, as well as HD broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, England’s National Theatre, and the Bolshoi Ballet.
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Episode 36: Capitalization and Contingencies

Scott Fraser, Managing Director of the Jose Mateo Ballet Theater, discusses capitalization strategy. He says when arts & cultural organizations talk about what they need with the philanthropic sector, they have to be sure to include contingencies because the unexpected is going to happen.

Scott FraserScott Fraser has been instrumental in leading and sustaining Jose Mateo Ballet Theater since he joined the staff in 1987. In his current role as Managing Director, Scott focuses on capital fundraising, strategic planning, and facility restoration. He served on the board of the Boston Dance Alliance from 2003-2011 (Board President for 2 years) and currently serves on the board of OrigiNation Inc. He was a member of the 2011 American Express Foundation Non-Profit Leadership Academy and received a 2014 Champion of the Arts Award from the Arts & Business Council, Greater Boston.

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