Program Development

Builders Initiative

8 Bridges and partner Miller Hale Associates are working with Builders Initiative in 2021 and 2022 to research ways the foundation can invest in the growth...
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February 5, 2021

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

8 Bridges conducted research into nonprofit jazz media in the United States, leading to a follow up study of jazz public radio stations and their opportunities...
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July 1, 2021

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Report: From Airwaves to Earbuds With Dot Connector Studio, we evaluated the foundation’s investments in podcasting and on-demand audio through the lens of Knight grantees, then wrote...
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American Public Media

8 Bridges has completed multiple tasks for APM over the past 10 years including managing the development of a multi-station election collaboration,exploring business development ideas, and...
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Minnesota State Arts Board

8 Bridges supported the MSAB’s operating grants program during a time of staff transition.
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Mardag Foundation

8 Bridges helped the Mardag Foundation board identify opportunities for multi-year investments in organizations serving rural seniors.
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Bigelow Foundation

8 Bridges supported the Bigelow Foundation’s board in thinking through opportunities to provide core operating support.
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League of American Orchestras

8 Bridges helped develop and implement a regranting program made possible through the generous support of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. U.S. orchestras could apply...
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January 22, 2021

Minneapolis Foundation

8 Bridges is supporting the Foundation’s effort to inform and engage national foundations in its work to support Black leadership in the Twin Cities, work toward...
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February 5, 2020

The Great Northern

8 Bridges Workshop worked with the new leadership team at The Great Northern to support a new vision for this major festival that celebrates the winter...
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June 1, 2019

The Philadelphia Orchestra

8 Bridges Workshop collaborated with 59 Productions, a London- and NYC-based creative production company, to explore the options and potential for creating a mobile stage for...
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October 10, 2018

Springboard for the Arts

8 Bridges helped plan and launch Springboard’s first-ever capital campaign to create SpringBOX, a dynamic new campus located at 262 University Avenue West in Saint Paul...
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August 17, 2018

McKnight Foundation

8 Bridges worked with the McKnight Foundation’s communications staff and program directors to understand how program areas each approach media and strategic communications, and to identify...
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April 18, 2018

OPERA America

8 Bridges supported OPERA America with the development and delivery of a new grant making program supported with a grant from the Ann and Gordon Getty...
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