Sunday, October 19, 2008
EMPA 300: Final Paper
The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is Cleveland’s oldest cultural institution (Our Story). Founded in 1867 in large part as a reaction to the dramatic events of the Civil War, WRHS has become one of the largest regional historical societies in the world. But the organization is currently in a phase of steady transition since “the nonprofit sector has been under greater pressure to improve,” (Denhardt 372). To appeal to rising standards of performance and efficiency, the organizational structure and managerial approach is slowly evolving. While still in need of further adaptations to better perform in today’s governmental and cultural climate, the Western Reserve Historical Society has made admirable improvements and appears to be continuing to do so.