Capitalization

Grantmakers in the Arts defines capitalization as “the accumulation of the resources an organization needs to fulfill its mission over time,” specifically regarding financial health. Capital is money saved in order to respond to challenges and opportunities. Capital is different from revenue (which is immediately spent), and from assets like endowments or facilities (which are not available as liquid cash that can pay expenses). It has been the norm for the nonprofit arts sector to be poorly capitalized, an issue which disproportionately affects organizations of color. In response, GIA embarked on the National Capitalization Project (NCP) in 2010. Since its launch, GIA has provided resources, conferences sessions, publications, and workshops on nonprofit capitalization. GIA’s Capitalization and Nonprofit Financial Health Workshops are specialized workshops, held separately for funders and nonprofit grantees, focusing on what each group can do to support the financial health of nonprofit arts and culture organizations. GIA has also updated the workshop to reflect the financial impacts of the pandemic and to reflect a racial equity lens. These workshops are available either in-person or online by contacting workshops@giarts.org.

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From CNN: "In the United States, we are now treated to regular announcements about benevolent billionaires pledging to share their wealth. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, for instance, recently told CNN that he would be giving away the majority of his $124 billion fortune in his lifetime. Further back in 2015, Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he would give away what he makes from 99% of his Facebook shares."

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October 16, 2021 by giarts-ts-admin

This is the fifth session of a series of presentations held in 2021 by art.coop as a "study into-action cohort."

This session took place on Friday, October 1.

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September 30, 2021 by giarts-ts-admin

This is the fourth session of a series of presentations held in 2021 by art.coop as a "study into-action cohort."

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September 30, 2021 by giarts-ts-admin

This is the third session of a series of presentations held in 2021 by art.coop as a "study into-action cohort."

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September 30, 2021 by giarts-ts-admin

This is the second session of a series of presentations held in 2021 by art.coop as a "study into-action cohort."

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