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Going Off-Road with the Arts as Venture Philanthropy

Moderator: Cora Mirikitani, The James Irvine Foundation
Panelists: Rachel Newton Bellow, Project 180; Sally Fifer, Bay Area Video Coalition; Peter Hero, Community Foundation of Silicon Valley; Caroline Williams, Grey Seal Capital, LLC

The explosion of individual wealth in America has given rise to anew breed of venture philanthropists and social entrepreneurs working outside the traditional boundaries of organized philanthropy. A panel of funders and practitioners engaged in this promising new arena discussed whether high risk, high reward business investment models can be applied to the nonprofit arts ­ including a candid assessment of what works, and what stands in the way.


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