Facilities / Capital support

November 19, 2009 by Steve
As funders we have three main challenges: first, getting a handle on the extent and impact of the recession; second, exerting leadership — being bold, positive, and opportunistic without being insensitive; and third — and most important — asking ourselves the same tough questions that we are asking grantees: how do we slip the vice-like grip of old mindsets and behaviors and adapt so we increase our relevance, resilience, and meaningful contributions to our community?  — Foundation President Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
In late January GIA polled its 309 member organizations about their organization's responses to the economic downturn. 117 (38%) members responded, which provides a healthy sample of the membership. Members reported their expected 2009 arts grantmaking would likely compare to 2008 as follows: 41% expected that 2009 would be the same as 2008. 13% expected that it would be reduced to 90% of 2008. 12% expected that it would be reduced to 80% of 2008. 11% expected that it would be reduced to 70% of 2008. Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2005, 11 pages. TCC Group, 31 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 949-0990 http://www.tccgrp.com/pdfs/per_brief_impact.pdf Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2008, 23 pages. TCC Group, 31 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 949-0990 http://www.tccgrp.com/pdfs/MaximizingFoundationEffectiveness.pdf Read More...
May 31, 2008 by admin
How can funders apply what they know about changes in the external environment—in demographics, use of free time, use of disposable income—to best serve and stabilize theaters and other mid-sized arts groups? Sue Coliton, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (moderator); Nancy Fushan, Bush Foundation; Lawrence Thoo, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs; Ben Cameron, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (interlocutors). Read More...
July 31, 2007 by admin
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April 30, 2007 by admin
The Prince Charitable Trusts were established fifty years ago by the Prince family. The foundation has grantmaking programs in three geographic locations: Chicago, Rhode Island, and Washington D.C. The Trusts' assets total $160 million with projected 1998 grant distribution of $7 million in the three locations. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
It is very unusual for any urban renewal plan not to include reference to the role that arts organizations and arts buildings can potentially play in regeneration. Most recently, in Hurricane Katrina's wake, both have figured prominently in discussions about the future of New Orleans and Biloxi. But the discussions about arts organizations and those about arts buildings are curiously and uncomfortably divorced. Read More...
June 30, 2006 by admin
Years ago, after reading a case statement from one of my earliest experiences with fundraising, my husband, who is in the wine business, told me the three "s's" of salesmanship. He said that a salesman should have Something to say Say it, and Stop. He made it sound fairly easy and apparently it works if you are approaching a reluctant wine buyer who should prefer the rare Aglianico you're offering to an ordinary Chianti from your competitor. Sales have been good and my husband has a thriving company. Read More...