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Getting on Board with National Sawdust


As the governing body that makes crucial decisions on behalf of organizations, the board of directors is an essential part to building a strong not-for-profit. This case examines the inner-workings of the board of directors of National Sawdust, a contemporary music venue, during the organization’s infancy. The study reveals expectations of National Sawdust’s board members and issues around recruitment and accountability.

Author: Blaire K.S. Koerner, ed. Michael A. Anderson
Published: Volume 2, Winter 2017
Details: PDF Download – 8 pages plus Appendices
ISSN: 2475-4994

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Case Study Methodology

Eastman Case Studies for classroom use have three key attributes:

1. They offer an issue encountered by management in music administration, which demands a resolution or action.

2. They put the student into the business situation, creating an immersive experience that will sharpen student judgement and acumen for similar circumstances.

3. They are presented as chronologically compact scenarios, keeping to facts that bear on the case, and minimizing long histories and extraneous stories about musical arts organizations. The cases shine a light onto particular business problems and are packaged concisely for student learning.