Variety Resource Center

Once a month Variety New York hosts public office hours at our office. This is an open time for grassroots youth arts groups to drop in for free technical support, strategy sessions, coaching, materials review, etc.

Spring 2016 Public Office Hours: February 17th, March 16th, April 21st, and May 20th (10:00am – 5:00pm)
*We require 48 hours advanced notice of attendance. Please email us at info@varietyny.org if you are planning on attending the upcoming public office hours or for other inquiries regarding the public office hours.

Resource Center Materials


Harvard Business Review
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Non Profit Quarterly
Youth Today
Ed Week
Chronicle of Philanthropy

Titles on Board Management

Board Basics: A Primer for Nonprofit Board Members
The Imperfect Board Member: Discovering the Seven Disciplines of Governance Excellence
The Nonprofit Board Answer Book: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives

Titles on Team & People Management

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
Doing Good Even Better: How to be an Effective Board Member of a Nonprofit Organization
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Titles on Philanthropic Theory & Best Practices

Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World
Give and Take: A Candid Account of Corporate Philanthropy
Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results
Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential
With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and A Better Way to Give

Titles on Nonprofit Management (General)

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed
Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great (Why Business Thinking Is Not the Answer)
Great By Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck- Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
How The Mighty Fall And Why Some Companies Never Give In
ROI for Nonprofits: The New Key to Sustainability

Titles on Music Advocacy

Music Advocacy: Moving from Survival to Vision
The Power of Music
The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song

Titles on Art as Pedagogy

Art As Experience John Dewey
Art Education and Human Development
Building Communities, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the United States Doug Borwick
Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development Michael Rushton
Culturally Relevant Arts Education for Social Justice: A Way Out of No Way Mary Stone Hanley, George W. Noblit, Gilda L. Sheppard, and Tom Barone
Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art: A 12-Year National Study of Education in the Visual and Performing Arts (Effects on the Achievements and Values of Young Adults) James S. Catterall
Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change Maxine Greene
Social Justice Art: A Framework for Activist Art Pedagogy Marit Dewhurst
The Creative Community Builder’s Handbook: How to Transform Communities Using Local Assets, Art, and Culture Tom Borrup
Why Our High Schools Need the Arts Jessica Hoffmann Davis

Titles on Fund Development

Fundraising For Social Change
Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising
Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals
Yours for the Asking: An Indespensable Guide to Fundraising and Management

Titles on Arts History and Commentary

A People’s Art History of the United States
arts, inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights
Cultural Democracy: The Arts, Community & the Public Purpose
Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class
Invitation to the Party: Building Bridges to the Arts, Culture and Community

Titles on Social Media and Marketing

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users
The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change
The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand



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