The seats are filled. Tickets have been sold. Donations and grants are steadily rolling in. So why the red in the budget? What else can you do? Well, you can start by joining us for this conversation on how to expand upon the limited number of income generating possibilities available to the standard non-profit. Our panel of seasoned experts will come together to discuss the rise of hybrid organizations that combine aspects of non-profits and for-profits and the challenges these hybrids face as they attempt to integrate traditionally separate organizational models. Here we will focus on an emerging paradigm where the ‘non’ of non-profit becomes negotiable.

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to register for EALS on Sunday, March 23. This panel will take place during our second breakout session, from 2:00pm – 3:15pm.

We are happy to announce our esteemed panelists and moderator:

Tim Cynova

Tim Cynova serves as Deputy Director of Fractured Atlas, the United States’s largest arts service and advocacy organization, reaching a network of more than 250,000 artists and organizations. Dedicated to empowering artists with the tools they need to work effectively and thrive as entrepreneurs, Fractured Atlas provides funding, insurance, technology, education, and other services critical to building sustainable careers and organizations. Prior to joining Fractured Atlas, he served as Executive Director of Parsons Dance and of High 5 Tickets to the Arts. Before arriving in New York City, Tim worked for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Association for the Advancement of Arts Education. In his (limited) spare time, he co-hosts #SKYNOVA: The only Internet TV program featuring culture warriors in their native habitat.

Jeffrey Herrmann

Jeffrey Herrmann is the Managing Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.  He came to Washington, DC in 2007 from Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska, where he served as Producing Director for eight years.  Jeffrey grew up in West Hartford, CT, and received his BA in English at Vassar College and his MFA in Theatre Management at the Yale School of Drama.  Prior to his enrollment at Yale, he served as Managing Director of the Albany Berkshire Ballet in Pittsfield, MA.  During his time at Yale, he worked at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, CA and as Associate Managing Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre.  Jeffrey serves on the board of dog & pony dc and he previously served on the boards of the Foraker Group and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation.  He currently teaches in the graduate arts management program at George Mason University and American University.


Barbara Bird, Professor of Management, Kogod School of Business, American University in Washington, DC.  She teaches organizational behavior and leadership courses.  Dr. Bird holds a psychology degree from CSU, Fresno, a MA in Social Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and a business Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.  Her research interests include entrepreneurial cognition and entrepreneurs’ behavior and research projects include Latino first- and second-generation immigrant entrepreneurs. She authored Entrepreneurial Behavior, several scholarly journal articles in Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Personnel Psychology.  She is past chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management and is senior editor of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.  She has served as industry consultant to the Advanced Technology Program (NIST) and a family business advisor.  She has advised doctoral dissertations in social entrepreneurship.


E. Andrew Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Arts Management Program, exploring the intersection of arts, culture, and business. An author, lecturer, and researcher on a broad range of arts management issues, Andrew has also served as a consultant to arts organizations and cultural initiatives throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the William Penn Foundation, Overture Center for the Arts, American Ballet Theatre, Create Austin, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. Prior to joining the AU faculty, Andrew served as Director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration in the Wisconsin School of Business for over a decade. Andrew is past president of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, current board member of the innovative arts support organization Fractured Atlas, and consulting editor both for The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society and for Artivate, a journal for arts entrepreneurship. Since July 2003, he has written a popular weblog on the business of arts and culture, ”The Artful Manager,” hosted by

See you Sunday, March 23 for the Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium!