Shift Happens

What Do Demographic Shifts Mean for Grantmaker Policy and Practice?


Monday, October 10, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Ted Russell, senior program officer, arts, The James Irvine Foundation.

In a world of changing ethnicities and age distributions, how must we as funders change and adapt? Baby boomers grow older, while many immigrant communities skew younger. How do we adjust to these demographic shifts and advance beyond old-school outreach and audience development? Are new goals and strategies required? Do we need different metrics to assess age- and community-specific projects and organizations? And are there resources already serving these communities that we might partner with?