On Friday, September 23, 2016 the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island; the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism; the Rhode Island Foundation; and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts are pleased to sponsor a panel on creative placemaking moderated by Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America.
At effective foundations, the how of grantmaking is everyone’s business.
When grantmakers think about their funding strategy, we often focus on where we will give, to what, and to whom. We think about the results we want our funding to spark or enable. But strategy is supported (or not) by operations: the way in which grantmaking programs are structured and how grants are introduced, applied for, screened, decided, made, monitored, reported upon, assessed, and learned from. These funder practices are what we call “the how.”