Capitalization

Grantmakers in the Arts defines capitalization as “the accumulation of the resources an organization needs to fulfill its mission over time,” specifically with regard to financial health. In response to the observation that it has been the norm for the nonprofit arts sector to be poorly capitalized, an issue which disproportionately affects ALAANA organizations, 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 Conversations on Capitalization and Community 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. These workshops are available upon request.

February 1, 2011 by admin
Capitalization is the accumulation and application of resources in support of the achievement of an organization's mission and goals over time. A well capitalized organization has the ability to access the cash necessary to cover its short- and long- term obligations, to weather downturns in the external operating environment, and to take advantage of opportunities to innovate. All capitalization is represented on the organization's balance sheet, primarily in the Net Assets section. Read More...
October 27, 2010 by admin
Order is not sufficient. What is required, is something much more complex. It is order entering upon novelty; so that the massiveness of order does not degenerate into mere repetition.   — Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, than to take a lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovation has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. Read More...
October 5, 2010 by admin
New for 2015: Two Workshops for the Price of One! Grantmakers in the Arts offers Conversations on Capitalization and Community, a new design to the successful full-day funder workshop that was offered in 14 cities between 2012 and 2014. Responding to feedback from members, the day is now two workshops - one for funders and one for their grantees. Read More...
April 14, 2010 by admin
8 pages, 2010. Nonprofit Finance Fund, 70 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018. (212) 868-6710, http://nonprofitfinancefund.org/ Download:    The Four Horsemen of the Nonprofit Financial Apocalypse (808 Kb) Read More...
July 3, 2009 by admin
2009, 29 pages, Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School, hbswk.hbs.edu. Download:    It Is Okay for Artists to Make Money…No, Really, It's Okay (178Kb) Read More...
March 11, 1996 by admin
As the Twentieth Century approaches a finale, the arts in America exist in a vast array of styles, disciplines and organizational structures. The purpose here is to examine one major organizational component of the American arts scene, the nonprofit sector, as an organic system that has progressed through three distinct stages over the past century. Read More...