Winding Down Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb 10th at 1:00pm CST

Winding Down is a series of webinars that will take organizations through the steps of determining whether to close, merge, or go dormant and how to wind down in a way that takes the community’s love of your organization into account. Nebraska Arts Council staff knows that this topic is difficult and sensitive, but want to help answer your questions and provide tools and strategies for these tough times. Designed for board members and staff, each session will focus on a different step in the process: first, working with your Board to come to a decision; second, planning and tackling the legal and financial side of closures, mergers, and dormancy; third, identifying the ways your mission will live on in the community.

Session 1: Discussions and Decisions

The pandemic has had an undeniable impact on theaters, artists, and nonprofit arts organizations. For some, the impact has spurred questions related to financial stability, mission impact and the very survival of their organization. But, where should these discussions start, who should they include, and what should be examined to help determine whether your organization can weather the continuing storm? Led by Nebraska Arts Council staff and concluding with a Question & Answer session, Winding Down: Discussions and Decisions will provide tips and tools to help you examine your organization’s position and decide whether closing, merging with another nonprofit, going dormant, or staying the course is the right option for you.

Register now to join us! After you register, you will be sent a zoom link with the log in information.

For questions contact Stephanie Plummer //
(Dates for session 2 & 3 are TBD)

Winding Down Registration


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Recordings from each session will be available here shortly after they have concluded.