Conversations on Capitalization and Community – Building a Stronger and Healthier Arts and Culture Ecosystem

This free online workshop led by nationally recognized arts finance consultant Rebecca Thomas of Rebecca Thomas & Associates is for donors and grantmakers and will focus on building a stronger and healthier arts and culture ecosystem.   The SouthCoast Community Foundation in partnership with Assembly for the Arts invites donors and grantmakers to participate in Conversations on Capitalization and Community, a workshop from Grantmakers in the Arts. This virtual event is free with support from The Barr Foundation. For grantmakers, we encourage participation by program officers as well as colleagues in decision-making roles regarding application and reporting requirements.

Workshop Goals

  • Elevate the knowledge of capitalization for nonprofits and their funders, particularly during a recession
  • Provide shared vocabulary that grantmakers and grantees use to inform and transform grantmaking and nonprofit financial practices
  • Provide insight into having effective dialogues between funders and grantees
  • Create a greater sense of complementary practice and camaraderie for a stronger, healthier arts and culture ecosystem


The workshop will be led by nationally recognized arts finance consultant Rebecca Thomas of Rebecca Thomas & Associates (formerly with Nonprofit Finance Fund) and senior staff from Grantmakers in the Arts. When: Tuesday, January 25th | 9:00 – 12:00 PM Click here to sign up for this free Zoom event. You will receive your link prior to the workshop. This workshop is hosted in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Essex County Community Foundation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and SouthCoast Community Foundation.

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