Lessons for museums – Alice Maynard on Bringing Scope back from the brink

In an interview brimming with relevance for independent museums (and heritage or arts organisations) Alice Maynard, recently retired as Chair of Scope, talks about how the charity has been turned around from the brink of disaster.

She addresses several areas that will help museums, especially if they need to make some significant changes in their strategy or operations: the need for a vision and then to stick to it, the role of Chair and Board in times of difficulty, building relationships between senior staff and the Board, the challenges and opportunities of their retail arm and how it fits into their overall organisational strategy and purpose and why thinking like a business made them better at achieving their charitable purposes.

In our opinion, definitely worth getting a cup of coffee and having a read. Enjoy! Alice Maynard: Bringing Scope back from the brink.

A big thank you to The Association of Chairs whose great, free e-newsletter (sign up on their website), brought this extremely useful Civil Society interview to our attention.

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