Other Publications


The Artist as Philanthropist: Strengthening the Next Generation of Artist-Endowed Foundations: Volume 1 Findings: Overview of the Field

November 2010
Christine J. Vincent
A study of the emerging artist-endowed foundation field in the United States.

Technology and the Performing Arts Field: Usage and Issues

November 2010
Suzanne Callahan
Report on Research Commissioned by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 2008-2010 Conducted by NPower, Inc. and Callahan Consulting for the Arts September 2010

From Crisis to Opportunity: Learning from One Region's Response to the Economic Downturn

November 2010
Rebecca Graves, Fay Hanleybrown, Veronica Borgonovi
Now that a year has past since the bottom of the economic crisis, funders have an opportunity to look back at their initial response and determine how they can incorporate some of the adjustments they have made in their ongoing work.

Creative Placemaking

November 2010
Dr. Ann Markusen, principal of Markusen Economic Research Services, and Anne Gadwa, principal with Metris Arts Consulting

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact

November 2010
Niki Jagpal
A set of measurable guidelines to help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

Native Arts and Cultures: Research, Growth and Opportunities for Philanthropic Support

November 2010
Ford Foundation
Overview of three foundation-commissioned evaluations, this report serves as a guide for donors interested in investing in Native arts and cultures, and focuses on leadership development opportunities, and cultivating a more robust philanthropic resource for the field.

Fuelling ‘The Necessary Revolution’: Supporting best practice in collaborative working amongst creative practitioners and organisations – a guide for public and private funders

October 2010
Clare Cooper
This guide, produced by the UK-based organization Mission Models Money (MMM) focuses on collaboration, and the increasingly important role that collaborative working is playing and will need to play in enabling creative practitioners and organizations to ‘rise to the occasion’ and fulfill their potential of becoming one of the driving forces of our future post-industrial, ecologically literate age.

Working with Government: Guidance for Grantmakers

July 2010
Anne Mackinnon and Cynthia Gibson

After The Flood: Some “Out Of The Box” Options For Foundations

June 2010
Steven E. Mayer, Ph.D., Director Effective Communities, LLC
“After the Flood,” written in the days after Katrina struck, conveys important messages still relevant to philanthropy in the wake of the Gulf oil leak. Especially timely is the call to include regional and local community groups, activist networks, and civic associations—the muscle, minds, and spirit of the Gulf Coast—in the action and service needed now to stem the oil tide, from clean-up to short- and long-term policy development.