Writing & Talking

I write and speak about the arts, data, politics, leadership and innovation.

My work has appeared in these publications:

National Arts Strategies’ Field Notes @ Artsjournal.com

Building Cultures of Innovation, Embracing Change and Becoming More Foxy

Americans for the Arts – ArtsBlog

What a Seder Can Teach Us about Arts Leadership
Making a Difference Online and Off
(more posts here)

Grantmakers in the Arts Reader

Handmaking America by Bill Ivey (Book Review)
Changing The Game: Next-Generation Strategies for the Arts
Philanthropy and Social Investing

Stanford Social Innovation Review

20 Under 40: Re-Inventing The Arts and Arts Education in the 21st Century (Book Review)

National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture

Leading by Leaving
Things That Make Me Feel Old

Kennedy School Review

Memo to Tomorrow’s Policy Leaders: Let the Art In!

On the Radio @ KQED – “Perspectives”

Commentary: The Arts Are Stimulating
Commentary: Not Just Cute and Quirky
Commentary: Get Out Your Vote

And I’ve spoken to audiences at these conferences:


American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference, Atlanta (2015)
Devo Day, Annual Conference for Bay Area Development & Marketing Professionals, San Francisco (2015)
 Western Arts Alliance Annual Conference, Seattle (2014)
Americans for the Arts, Nashville (2014)
Theatre Bay Area Annual Conference, Berkeley (2014) 

Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto (2012)
The Emergence Conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (2012),
Wallace Foundation’s Beyond Dynamic Adaptability Conference (2011)
Americans for the Arts (2010)
Grantmakers in the Arts (2009, 2010)
The Banco Itau Innovation Conference (Sao Paolo, 2010)