Michael Ibrahim

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Arts Administration

Department of Arts Administration

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Michael W. Ibrahim is the Chief Program and Impact Officer of TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England), a $70 million nonprofit management and capacity organization that advances social good and helps nonprofit organizations thrive. At TSNE, Michael oversees, evaluates, develops, and expands TSNE’s national program offerings and services, including executive search and transition, human resources and organizational development consulting, training and professional development, and a wide variety of nonprofit training programs.

Prior to joining TSNE, Michael was Cultural Investment Portfolio Manager at the Mass Cultural Council. In addition to tens of millions in direct grantmaking, Michael led the Council’s Advisory Services and Capacity Building Initiatives for arts, humanities, and science organizations across the Commonwealth. This work included providing direct consulting services, technical assistance, group facilitation, financial health inventorying, capacity mapping, research and evaluation, and cohort development to help organizations build adaptive and innovative models of operation.

Michael launched several capacity building programs at the Mass Cultural Council, including the Capacity Accelerator Network, Capacity Measurement Tool, MCC Small Shop Network, Cultural Data Financial Management Series, the Safe Harbors Program, the Recover, Rebuild, and Renew Series, and produced the Council’s arts leadership podcast, Creative Minds Out Loud, among other initiatives. Michael has published works and presented nationally on organizational development, strategic planning, philanthropy, capitalization, evaluation, and EDI strategies with the goal of driving social and cultural impact.

Previously, Michael was the director of development at the All Newton Music School for over a decade, and held management positions at Greater Boston Stage Company, Barrington Stage Company, and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his work at the University of Kentucky, Michael is on the faculty of Boston University’s graduate arts administration program, and is a former faculty member of Emerson College’s arts administration program.

Education: Advanced Graduate Study in Education Leadership Management, Northeastern University; MS in Arts Administration, Boston University; Fundraising Management Certificate, Boston University; BA in Arts Administration, University of Kentucky.

Created 07/20/2021
Last Updated 01/04/2022