Philanthropic practice

September 23, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

As part of The Redford Center's investments in storytelling strategies that respond to the urgency of today’s crises, the center introduced a new category of impact grants as part of their expanded grantmaking strategy.

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September 20, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A new toolkit, "The Arts Organizations at a Crossroads Toolkit: Managing transitions and preserving assets," published by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER), seeks to guide arts leaders through significant transitions they are likely to face during their organization’s life: structural shifts, loss of key staff/leadership, and creation of artistic and physical assets which deserve preserving.

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September 15, 2021 by admin

This is part two of a two-part series on individual artist support written by Marc Zegans and published by GIA. In follow-up to his GIA Reader article from 2017, Zegans offers his perspective on the cycle of creative growth that artists experience throughout their careers and opportunities for grantmakers to re-examine how they develop and adjust their practices to meet nonlinear needs.

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September 13, 2021 by admin

This is the first part of a two-part series on individual artist support written by Marc Zegans and published by GIA. Following-up to his GIA Reader article from 2017, Zegans offers his perspective on the cycle of creative growth that artists experience throughout their careers, and opportunities for grantmakers to re-examine how they develop and adjust their practices to meet nonlinear needs.

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September 7, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

In a recent piece published by The Women’s Foundation California, Meredith Youngblood has a conversation with two members of the Ruth McGuire Legacy Circle on how they "practically and emotionally invested in a feminist future" and why they chose to write Women’s Foundation California into their wills.

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August 27, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Upstart Co-Lab released "The Guide: what cultural institutions need to know about investing for values and mission" as a primer on impact investing specifically for leaders of museums and other cultural institutions.

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July 23, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

A recent article in Alliance magazine discusses how "unrestricted funding has been more talked about than practiced by foundations."

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July 12, 2021 by Carmen Graciela Díaz

Christine Yoon, senior program officer, Arts, at the Wallace Foundation sat down with Imagine This Podcast to discuss “navigating culture shifts in the workplace, the philanthropic community's shifts over the last year, leadership development in nonprofits, managing uncertainty, and more.”

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July 2, 2021 by Steve

Farhad Ebrahimi, founder and president of the Chorus Foundation in Boston, MA, writes for The Forge on the subject of private philanthropy's future, and the structural reforms that are needed:

Philanthropy as it’s conventionally understood is the product of racial capitalism. As a result, I see progressive — or even radical — private philanthropy as, at best, a transitional form. If we seek to support transformational work, then we ourselves must be open to transformation. I like to think of this as a “just transition” for the philanthropic sector: we must directly challenge the conditions that produced the wealth inequality that allowed for private philanthropy in the first place.

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June 24, 2021 by admin

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