Conversations on Capitalization and Community Workshop

Two separate half-day sessions: one for funders and one for grantees

Defining capitalization as “the resources an organization needs to fulfill its mission over time,” GIA embarked on the National Capitalization Project (NCP) to seek answers to the under-capitalized tendency of the nonprofit arts field. Conversations on Capitalization and Community have been held in 15 cities engaging cultural funders in a dialogue about the financial health of nonprofit art groups in their community and how funders might better support capitalization principles for their grantees. This year, GIA has added a three-hour companion session for grantees looking at what it means to be a well-capitalized organization achieving financial health and vibrancy within their marketplace.

The goals for Conversations on Capitalization and Community are to:

  1. elevate knowledge of capitalization for nonprofits and their funders
  2. provide shared vocabulary that granters and grantees use to inform and transform grantmaking and nonprofit financial practices
  3. provide insights into having effective dialogues between funders and grantees
  4. facilitate discussion with funders and nonprofits about their community’s capital drivers, their institutional values and practices, and the ways that each entity fits into the arts eco-system
  5. create a greater sense of complementary practice and camaraderie for a stronger, healthier arts and culture ecosystem.

Attendees

Funder Session (3 hours) Arts funders, large and small, private and public, that are invested in the wellbeing of the nonprofit arts sector.

Grantee/Nonprofit Session (3 hours) Arts and cultural nonprofit organizations, large and small, as determined by the local partner or partners.

Instructors/Facilitators

National recognized arts finance consultant, Rebecca Thomas of Rebecca Thomas & Associates (formerly with Nonprofit Finance Fund) and senior staff from Grantmakers in the Arts will lead the sessions.

Local Partner(s)

GIA works with a local partner or partners in each city or region to produce the workshop.

Contact

For more information and costs, contact SuJ’n Chon.