Chapter 10: Economics and Financial Management

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There is a typo on page 393 in the Sidebar “Elasticity Change Formula.” In the last line, the formula should read:

% Change  = P1 – Po/(P1 + Po)/2. The information in the parenthesis shows Pq when it should be P1.


Presentation – Ch 10 – Economics and Financial Management (PDF)

Video Links:


The Economics of Culture: Tapping into its Potential for Development (6:49)

Scarcity, Opportunity Costs, Production Possibilities Curve (14:11)

Khan Academy – Law of Demand (8:15)

Khan Academy – Law of Supply (8:23)

Khan Academy – Link to multiple videos on economics

Elasticity of Demand (5:12)

Inelastic Demand (3:52)

Dan Ariely: What Is Behavioral Economics? (4:44)

David Throsby at Culture and the Economy, May 2012 (42:42)

The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development: Discussion & Concluding Remarks -2012 (40:44)

Finance & Accounting

Nonprofit Cash vs Accrual Accounting – Nonprofits Assist. Fund (14:16)

Income Statement Basics – What’s Behind the Bottom Line – Nonprofits Assist. Fund (8:19)

Reading Nonprofit Balance Sheets – Nonprofits Assist. Fund (15:57)

Khan Academy – Link to a series of short videos on finance and accounting

Web Links:


Americans for the Arts – Creative Industries

Americans for the Arts – Prosperity IV Study

NEA – Time and Money: Using Federal Data to Measure the Value of Performing Arts Activities (PDF)

NEA – Arts and the GDP: Value Added by Selected Cultural Industries (PDF)

NEA – Artists in a Year of Recession: Impact on Jobs in 2008 (addendum) (PDF)

Creative Economy Report 2013

Finance & Accounting

Free Nonprofit Sample Business Plans

Information About the Core Inflation Rate

Nonprofits Assistance Fund – Articles and Reports

Some of the links at this website include:

        • 10 Step Budgeting Checklist
        • Executive Director’s Guide to Financial Leadership
        • Analyzing Financial Information Using Ratios
        • Balance Sheet Cheat Sheet

Other Resources:

Template for Students working on “Creating a Financial Report” (Excel File)


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        • Steven Adler, On Broadway — Art and Commerce on the Great White Way, Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, IL, 2004.
        • Eric Angner, A Course in Behavioral Economics, Palgrave MacMillian, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampsire, UK, 2012.
        • Karen Berman and Joe Knight with John Case, Financial Intelligence – A Manager’s Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, MA 2006.
        • Richard E. Caves, Creative Industries, Contracts Between Art and Commerce, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 2000.
        • Tim Donahue and Jim Patterson, Stage Money – The Business of the Professional Theater, The University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC, 2010.
        • Edward Jay Epstein, The Hollywood Economist, The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies, Melville House Publishing, Brooklyn, NY 2010.
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        • Barbara Isenberg, Making it Big — The Diary of a Broadway Musical, Limelight Editions, New York, 1996.
        • David Throsby, Economics and Culture, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2001.
        • David Throsby, The Economics of Cultural Policy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2010.
        • Ruth Towse, editor, A Handbook of Cultural Economics, 2nd edition, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Northhampton, MA 2011.
        • Ruth Towse, A Textbook of Cultural Economics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK 2010.
        • Frederic Vogel and Ben Hodges, editors, The Commercial Theater Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, NY, NY, 2006.
        • Lynn A. Weikart, Greg G. Chen, Ed Sermier, Budgeting & Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations, CQ Press and imprint of Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA 2013.
        • Dennis R. Young, editor, Financing Nonprofits, Putting Theory Into Practice, National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise and Altamira Press, Lanham, MD, 2007.
        • John Zietlow, Jo Ann Hankin, Alan G. Seider, Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations, Policies and Practices, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ, 2007.