S129. The Secret Sauce–How Boards and Staff Partner to Make Amazing Things Happen

Room 18 & 19, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Ever wonder the secret behind thriving nonprofits that are accomplishing extraordinary things? Literary centers, publishers, and other nonprofits all need great leadership at the board and staff level to accomplish audacious goals. Come hear from leadership pairs (Executive Director and board member) from the National Book Foundation, Literary Arts, and Seattle Arts & Lectures about what makes the partnership work, how to recruit great board members, and lessons learned in collaboration.


Ruth E. Dickey is the Executive Director of Seattle Arts & Lectures. She has received a Mayor’s Arts Award in Washington, DC and an individual artist fellowship from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, and her poems and essays have appeared in Sonora Review, Cincinnati Review, and others.

Andrea Voytko is a deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington. She serves a the vice-chair of the board for Seattle Arts & Lectures.

Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards. Before joining the Foundation, she served as the publisher of Guernica magazine and the director of education at Tribeca Film Institute.

Fiona McCrae has been the Director and Publisher of Graywolf Press since 1994.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside