Understanding Funders: More than Just Money

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Friday, May 29, 2015 8:45 am 10:00 am


A number of funders—major stakeholders in our field—have developed considerable expertise related to the challenges orchestras face. What have these funders learned over many years of supporting our work that could be helpful to us? What strategies are they most likely to invest in going forward? And what factors influence their decision making?

Moderator: Jon Limbacher, Chief Development Officer, The Cleveland Orchestra

Panelists: Robert Eckardt, Executive Vice President, The Cleveland Foundation; Susan Feder, Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Cecilia H. Render, Executive Director, Nordson Corporation Foundation