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Building Collective Capital: A Funders Collaborative Approach to Capitalization

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00am – 11:30am

Organized by Tere Romo, Program Officer, Arts & Culture Program, San Francisco Foundation.

Presented by Barbara Mumby, Senior Program Officer, San Francisco Arts Commission; Tere Romo, Program Officer, Arts & Culture Program, San Francisco Foundation; and Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures, Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

What does capitalization look like for small and mid-size organizations? Funders in the San Francisco Bay Area have come together to build the sustainability of these vital sectors of the arts ecosystem. Along with sharing information regarding individual funders strategies, which include targeting organizations of color, the session will present the benefits and challenges of this unified approach. Presenters will include program officers from family, corporate, and community foundations as well as a city arts commission. Session attendees will be able to learn about this still evolving collective process and interact with presenters regarding the viability as well as challenges of this model for supporting small and mid-size organizations, including organizations of color, in their portfolio.