Lately I've been thinking about pension funds. (This is partly due to examining the art buying efforts of the British Rail Pension Fund in my research.) There was an interesting article by Lowenstein about why US municipalities are being hamstrung by high pension obligations in the New York Times (here), with quite critical letters pointing out that in the case of teachers, they were trading lower salaries for higher pensions later, and that states and municipalities had been essentially shorting their pension funds, contributing less than they should have due to... let us say overly optimistic assumptions about investment returns (letters here). So this has gotten me thinking about the situation for nonprofits, particularly in the arts.
I have been reading about organizational structure of higher education organizations as part of the background reading for a paper I am working on and it got me thinking about organizational boundaries and how it relates to the key players involved in organizations. When thinking about for-profit businesses there are three key constituencies which come […]
Hello everyone, welcome to our venture into the blogging world. My name is Sondra Barringer and I am currently a fourth year student in the Sociology Department at the University of Arizona, working on my doctoral dissertation. My fellow bloggers and I had the pleasure of meeting at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community […]