StrategyToday’s environment poses numerous short and long-term challenges for arts organizations. With a focus on driving public value and informed by our continuing study of industry best practices and hands-on experience in communities around the world, we work with arts, cultural and heritage institutions to develop plans which respond to and anticipate these challenges.

With ”change” a constant for every organization serving the arts and culture sector; from producers and presenters to arts service organizations and foundations, AMS is uniquely positioned to support the creative thinking and organizational development that is essential. With a focus on ”defining success,” our services, from strategic planning to financial forecasting and board development, are designed to identify and prioritize planning issues, evaluate alternative responses and build consensus around a course of action which addresses the business challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our business planning services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational development
  • Change management
  • Board development
  • Collaborations, mergers & shared services
  • Staffing & compensation studies
  • Operations benchmarking & best practices
  • Financial modeling & projections

 

“When we embarked on a community-wide effort to explore the development of a performing arts center, it was viewed as a controversial topic. AMS was instrumental in our success due to their professionalism, knowledge of the industry and grasp of different governance models.  We could not have succeeded in getting this project funded without their support and guidance.”
H. Walker Sanders, President, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.