Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




The following report documents the internship performed by Megan Workman at the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 5, 2009 to May 31, 2009. Since 1970, NOBA has existed as a non-profit organization devoted to the presentation of dance and related services to the surrounding Central Gulf region. NOBA currently operates from its offices in the Patrick Taylor Building at One Lee Circle. During this time with NOBA, I worked closely with the Development department and was responsible for the creation and completion of many grant requests, as well as several final reports for funders and additional development research as needed. This report includes information regarding NOBA's history and organizational structure. It catalogues the duties I performed and the extent of my contribution. It discusses NOBA's strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats. Finally, it examines current best practices in the nonprofit field, and makes recommendations for NOBA based on this research.