Learning and Legacy at the Fund for Folk Culture: An Interview with Betsy Peterson

March 2010
Amy Kitchener
Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 21, No 1 (Spring 2010)

n 2009 the Fund for Folk Culture, a national intermediary serving the field of folk and traditional arts, suspended operations after eighteen years. GIA asked Amy Kitchener, executive director of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, to interview Betsy Peterson, former executive director of the Fund for Folk Culture (FFC), about what led to this decision and to share some of the important experience the Fund gained during its years of operation.

The Future and Our Role in Shaping It: Summaries from the Funder Peer-Group Discussions at the GIA 2009 Conference

March 2010
Diane Mataraza
Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 21, No 1 (Spring 2010)

In the midst of the current economic turbulence, GIA feared its 2009 conference might be poorly attended. The opposite was true. Attracted by the opportunity to gather with colleagues seeking solutions to problems of unprecedented magnitude, more than 400 grantmakers and arts professionals from across the country converged on Brooklyn.

Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology and the Future of the Social Sector

November 2010
Lucy Bernholz with Edward Skloot and Barry Varela