The Structure of Money: How to Know What Organizations Need and When

Tuesday, October 20, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Organized by Kristin Giantris, vice president for the northeast region, Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Presented by Kristin Giantris; Diane Ragsdale, associate program officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Adrian Ellis, executive director, Jazz at Lincoln Center; Russell Willis Taylor, president and CEO, National Arts Strategies

As the economy continues to put pressure on nonprofits, arts organizations and its supporters struggle to ensure proper funding to the sector. Although much attention is currently being given to an organization’s immediate, and in some cases “crisis” needs, there is an opportunity today to consider an appropriate structure of funding that supports the evolving capital needs of an organization. Based on Nonprofit Finance Fund’s (NFF) analytical work with various types of arts organizations over the years, we will look at this continuum of funding and discuss how to determine the appropriate “structure of money” as organizations face both challenges and opportunities in an unpredictable environment.

Related links:

Structure of Money slide deck (.pdf)