Kim Cook joined the Los Angeles/California team of the Nonprofit Finance Fund in 2012 after four years of managing NFF’s arts and culture initiatives for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Her work at NFF has included conducting sector research projects, leading trainings and workshops, re-granting, writing for the NFF national blog, and delivering custom engagements to help clients craft strategy grounded in financial analysis. She came to NFF after six years of free lance consulting and special projects including launching a creative economies project in collaboration with the City of San Jose and the Silicon Valley Arts Council culminating in a new festival of art and technology “ZeroOne”. Kim also spent three years serving as director and dramaturg for a theater project on migrant culture and diaspora with poet Shailja Patel leading to tours in Vienna (2006) and Kenya (2007) and a book, “Migritude” published by Kaya Press in 2010. Kim is an avid learner with expertise areas in strategic management, marketing communications, social enterprise, and the use of electronic media/virtual space. Ms. Cook’s work in the cultural sector encompasses the roles of community convener, artistic director, strategist, and producer. She has a BA in the Performing Arts from California State University and MA in Arts and Consciousness from JFK University. She is a 2004-05 Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; DeVos Institute Fellow. Subsequent to completing her college degrees Kim undertook advanced studies in Economics, Financial Accounting, Strategic Management, United Nations Policy and Politics of the Global Economy.
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- Philanthropy & Business Models
All attendees will return from the Breakout Sessions to a panel discussion on the implications of Philanthropy and Business Models for creating change in arts, science, and cultural institutions.