Transcending Tradition: Expanding the Grantmaker Toolbox with Prizes, Contests and Crowdfunding

October 22, 2013
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

Prizes, competitions and crowdsourcing are innovative and even fun, but they require a great deal of organization, communications support and specialized technology. In this session, panelists who have pioneered into this new territory of creative funding methods:

  • Introduced alternative forms of grantmaking and fundraising that include the general public and/or expand locus of control beyond the sponsoring organization
  • Discussed the rewards and challenges of such approaches
  • Shared how these approaches helped organizations reach new impacts and insights that they were not able to before


Nate Anderson, Founder and President, Ear Candy
Carol Kratz, Program Director, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
Patrick McWhortor, President & CEO, Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits
Terri Wogan, Executive Director, Social Venture Partners Arizona

Moderated by

Jacky Alling, Chief Philanthropic Services Officer, Arizona Community Foundation


Visit our YouTube page to view the panel’s discussion and questions at the end!