Plenary III at Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues Conference featuring Ben Francisco Maulbeck (President, Funders for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer [LGBTQ] Issues); Mara Keisling (Founding Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality); Trishala Deb (Director of Strategic Partnerships, Caring Across Generations); and Sangeeta Budhiraja (Director of Programs, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice). Moderated by Frances Kunreuther (Co-Director, Building Movement Project).
This Roundtable discussion looks ahead at the funding horizon for nonprofits to consider if there is a funding crisis for LGBT work, and if so, what are its contours? How does funding get distributed and how will it cascade over the next decade? Where is the funding focused and how does it in turn focus the work of the LGBT movement? What is the impact of trends or fads in philanthropy (like venture philanthropy, measurable outcomes or project support)? Which populations in the movement are served and which are not? What is the correlation between what is funded and what is moved?
Recorded October 5, 2013 at Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Dilemmas of the Nonprofit Tradition in LGBT Politics, sponsored by the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School and the Barnard Center for Research on Women, held at Columbia Law School. For more information see bcrw.barnard.edu/queerdreams/