Toward Equitable Investment (Grantmaking and Beyond)

Saturday, June 16, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

What does "investment" mean? How can an expanded and more flexible definition of investment create a more equitable playing field? This session focuses on funding alternatives, new ways to think about staff and space capacity as investment capital, and models for evaluating how equitable your investment strategies are.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore and push at the boundaries of "investment," and surface the ways that narrow, traditional definitions create and perpetuate inequitable systems.
  2. Hear about how financial investment tools from the for-profit sector, other non-profit fields, and more are being readjusted and experimented with in the local arts space.
  3. Dig into all of the different types of capital you already have on hand: people, space, skills, time, money, and more.


This session is part of the Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking) sessions.