Exploring a New Funding Model
The Chief Executive Program is well underway with the first convening, The New Nature of Competition, taking place this fall at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. As leaders return home from three and a half packed days of presentations and activities, many are inspired to continue their discussions and begin developing ideas for collaborative and innovative projects.
A major component of The Chief Executive Program is the Investment Marketplace, an online area for leaders to connect and create innovate projects to explore potential new ways of doing business in the field. Leaders will propose projects for funding by the group, with each executive controlling an equal share of a $250,000 fund.
In creating the Investment Marketplace and the rest of the program’s online services, we chose to work with innovation management leaders Brightidea to develop a custom platform for our executives. On their blog, Brightidea discusses their work with National Arts Strategies in developing The Chief Executive Program’s Online Services to provide a new mechanism for grantmaking. Read the post, “National Arts Strategies Re-imagines Project Funding with Brightidea” »Comments