Philanthropic practice

November 21, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
The City of Seattle published recently its first Creative Economy report. According to the report, the Office of Film & Music, Office of Economic Development, and Office of Arts & Culture undertook studying the local creative economy "because we know that creativity is vital to the health of our economy, both now and in the future." Read More...
November 8, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
An article in Stanford Social Innovation Review tells the story of a 1970s partnership between wealthy white liberals and black activists "to improve race relations and the living standards of urban black citizens in Boston." Read More...
November 8, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
In a recent post, Melissa A. Berman, Renee Karibi-Whyte, and Olga Tarasov of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, state that "trust in philanthropy is eroding." Read More...
November 4, 2019 by Carmen Graciela Díaz
"All funders across the philanthropic spectrum should work to ensure that the projects we fund are made accessible to people with disabilities," states in a recent post Rachel Pardoe, program officer for Older Adults and People with Disabilities at The New York Community Trust. Read More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
Setting the FrameRead More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
We gather here together in this sacred circle like we always have Here, around this fire that has always burned The same fire that lives in our bellies and makes an inferno of our hearts This spirit we summon This beauty we conjureRead More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
I am honored to have this opportunity to interview Gary Steuer, president and CEO of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Gary is a respected colleague, a member of Grantmakers in the Arts’ board of directors, and co-chair of the GIA Denver Conference Planning Committee for the upcoming annual conference. I am pleased to note that Bonfils-Stanton has been embracing equity in their support of Denver’s nonprofit community, including its arts organizations.Read More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
Consider downloading RE-Tool so you can follow along as you read this article. Many of the topics in this article refer directly to RE-Tool, including specific page references.Read More...
November 3, 2019 by admin
For the past decade, landmark research has begun proving what many creatives have long known: the arts have an equity problem. And it is widespread. Despite cultural phenomena like the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, asymmetries are ubiquitous in the production and consumption of the arts.Read More...
November 2, 2019 by admin
As grantmakers, we often ask our applicants to amplify their impact through collaboration, but what happens when we turn this mandate on ourselves and join forces with other funders to magnify our giving?Read More...