Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The following report contains a detailed analysis of the Tipitina’s Foundation. The Foundation serves musicians of all ages in various capacities through its four programs. This report is a culmination of an internship served under the Managing Director, Kim Katner, from January 3rd to May 20th, 2011. This paper includes the Foundation’s history, current operations and management, intern contributions and SWOT analysis. This report also contains my recommendations based on the SWOT analysis, and an analysis of best practices supported by research on similar companies and other organizations in the non-profit sector.


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