2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Expansion Arts

Capacity Building and Leadership Development in Emerging/Small ALAANA Organizations

Sunday, October 29, 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Organized by Daniel Kertzner, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Rhode Island Foundation.

Presented by Daniel Kertzner, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Rhode Island Foundation; and Valerie Tutson, Executive Director, Rhode Island Black Storytellers.

The Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program seeks to provide emerging/small arts and humanities organizations whose missions and programs reflect the diverse people of the state with the tools they need to better compete for grants. The program focuses on capacity building and leadership development in ALAANA organizations. A funder and former participant will discuss (via Skype) how the program works and the unique collaboration among the funders: the Rhode Island Foundation, a public charity; the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, a public agency; and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, a nonprofit. As part of this collaboration, funders meet on a recurring basis to discuss and reflect on how issues of equity impact their own grantmaking.