Sports & Arts/Culture Non-Profit Organizations:
The Skills and Traits of a 21st Century Leader

My graduate research sought to explore what competencies and skills are necessary for a person to possess in order to communicate effectively between a non-profit organization affiliated with a professional sports team and an arts/cultural heritage non-profit organization of a shared region. This research also explored the ways in which these two different types of organizations currently work, or do not work together. Information was gathered from organizations in both respective fields. Once this information was analyzed, I was able to compile my findings into recommendations on what is required of an individual in order to do this type of work. This study suggests that several opportunities for cross-promotional and collaborative work between these two types of organizations exist. Taking inspiration from practices already in place, collaborative work can be utilized to further networking and development between non-traditional organizations in emergent markets.

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