Museum of Latin American Art receives $75K grant from James Irvine Foundation James Irvine Foundation

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is pleased to announce that they have received a $75,000 grant from The James Irvine Foundation that will allow the museum to utilize executive coaching, organizational consultants and staff training to strengthen organizational leadership and governance over the next two years.
The goals of the grant are: to strengthen the CEO’s competencies as a change agent in a complex governance and overall institutional culture environment; to fully transition from a founder’s board to a high functioning professional museum board; and to maximize the effectiveness and cohesiveness of the senior leadership team and staff.
To achieve the project’s objectives, the museum will engage a variety of professional consultants.
MOLAA President and CEO Stuart A. Ashman will work with an executive coach during the entire timeframe of the grant who will help him implement the steps required to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities as the museum transitions from a founder-driven to a self-sustaining organization.
The MOLAA Board will receive guidance from a board development consultant to help them as they undergo their own transition process. An organizational consultant will partner with the MOLAA executive team to assess, define and align culture, structure, communications and procedures in support of organizational vision and change. Finally, staff training opportunities will be offered to develop staff competencies and professional networks in support of strategic plan implementation.
“The grant from The James Irvine Foundation’s Fund for Leadership Advancement is a strong vote of confidence and support for MOLAA’s efforts to attain its goal of becoming a self-sustaining organization that serves its community,” Ashman said. “Upon learning that we had received the grant, I felt that the Foundation had understood our efforts and was gratified that they came forward to provide the Museum with both moral and financial support.”

Source: MOLAA

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