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Arts Boards Struggle with Changing Roles

Recent criticism of Smithsonian mismanagement and corruption has come to haunt its Board of Regents. But ineffective governance by the board of a nonprofit organization is not a problem unique to the Smithsonian.

As arts and cultural nonprofits around the country grow and change, so too do the responsibilities of their boards, often made up of well-heeled fundraisers.

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Corrected: August 24, 2007 at 9:43 AM MDT
The co-editor of "The Art of Governance," quoted in the archived audio for this story, is misidentified. Her name is Jaan Whitehead.
Elizabeth Blair is a Peabody Award-winning senior producer/reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR News.
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