General Operating Support

May 31, 2008 by admin
A continuation of the discussion on strategic operating support grants. Do these grants improve an organization's accountability and stability? How do private and public grantmakers sustain the arts ecosystem without creating an over-dependence on any one funder? When providing strategic operating support for organizational change, where does the funder's role end and the arts organization's board of directors' role begin and end? Accountability vs. Trust Read More...
May 31, 2008 by admin
Are we helping nonprofits prepare themselves for the challenges of future leadership transition? Jennifer Hill, Ruth Mott Foundation (moderator); Lauren Renee Hayes, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Lisa Mount, Alternate ROOTS (interlocutors). Read More...
August 31, 2007 by admin
2007, 24 pages. National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, 2001 S Street NW, Suite 620, Washington, D.C. 20009, 202-387-9177, www.ncrp.org Download pdf: www.ncrp.org Read More...
July 31, 2007 by admin
When Kathy Freshley (The Meyer Foundation), Marian Godfrey (The Pew Charitable Trusts), and Janet Sarbaugh (Heinz Endowments) planned a roundtable discussion, "General Operating Support: Making It Strategic," for GIA's 2006 annual conference in Boston they imagined that they would greet a small, if passionate, group of familiar GIA members that Wednesday at 8 a.m. Instead, the session turned out to be one of the conference's true dark-horse surprises. Over fifty people showed up! Read More...
July 31, 2007 by admin
In the Reader last issue I reported on the Cleveland Foundation's decade-long effort (in partnership with other area funders, cultural institutions, and the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture) to make the case for local public support for the arts here. At the GIA conference last November, anyone within shouting distance of those of us from Cleveland must have heard that we were suc-cessful. The grins on our faces lit up the host celebration that first night. Read More...
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...
September 30, 2006 by admin
"Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear Read More...