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Introducing New GIA Staff
We are pleased to introduce you to our new development manager.
Sylvia Jung, Development Manager
Sylvia Jung
Sylvia Jung was most recently the manager of individual giving at Ballet Hispanico, where she strategized donor stewardship and communications, and led the organization’s database conversion and adoption of their first integrated online fundraising and marketing platforms. Previously, she served in development roles at Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, and The New York Foundling. Sylvia is a longtime crisis hotline volunteer with the New York City Anti-Violence Project, and is proudly 100% a product of New York City public education.
We know you will enjoy working with her. You may find all of the staff members’ bios on our website.
A Call from the Support for Individual Artists Committee
GIA’s Support for Individual Artists Committee seeks individuals to serve on the Committee. The Committee is comprised of up to twenty GIA members in good standing, representing a spectrum of grantmakers who personally believe in the importance of supporting individual artists. To express interest in joining the committee or to suggest a colleague, please complete the nomination form by Thursday, February 15, 2018.
New from the GIA Reader
GIA Reader, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Fall 2017)
In the Fall 2017 issue of the GIA Reader, “Are We Living in a Zeitgeist of Catalytic Change? Maybe…But Does It Matter?”, consultant Lisa Yancey reflects on leadership transitions, institutional mergers and dissolutions as well as efforts to increase the diversity of our staffs as examples to encourage our better support of our colleagues’ emotional lives as we work toward transformative change in our organizations, in our field and in American society.
Video: jessica Care moore at the 2017 GIA Conference
GIA 2017 Conference: jessica Care moore
jessica Care moore, poet and spoken word artist, addressed the Sunday Luncheon Plenary of last year’s GIA Conference in Detroit. moore performs her poem “We Were Born Moving” in which she reflects on migration, desires to find opportunities, and our evolving journey toward the life we want. A Detroit native, moore shares an idea of America and her home town depicting a story of expectations and heartbreak, heritage and a future worth imagining. Watch the video.
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News from the Field
Ella Baff to Depart The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced Ella Baff will step down in March from her position as Senior Program Officer for Arts and Cultural Heritage to focus on new opportunities involving innovative arts and culture programs…
New Mexico Announces New Statewide Arts Education Standards
New Mexico has adopted the National Core Arts Standards which will ensure that public school students in grades K-12 have an opportunity to study at least one of five disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual arts, and media…
Tatiana Hernandez Joins The Kresge Foundation as Senior Program Officer
The Kresge Foundation has announced the appointment of Tatiana Hernandez as senior program officer with the foundation’s Arts and Culture Program…
How Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Update Affects Nonprofits
Facebook’s most recent algorithm change has sparked a conversation about its implications for publishers like nonprofit organizations…
After Retiring from the Hewlett Foundation, John McGuirk Discusses Arts Philanthropy
John E. McGuirk, the recently retired director of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program, discusses arts philanthropy nowadays and where it is headed in an interview with Barry Hessenius, author of the nonprofit arts Barry’s Blog

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