Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance—New Controller Position

One of the country’s most active and influential regional arts service organizations, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) conducts a wide range of programs ranging from advocacy to professional development to re-granting initiatives. In order to better support the financial analysis and reporting required by this mix of activities, GPCA received support toward a new full-time position of controller. The controller reported to the chief operating officer (COO) and managed finance, accounting, and human resources administration and compliance for the GPCA. The position enhanced financial systems, controls, and reporting that informed and support all areas of the GPCA’s work, including policy, marketing, membership, development, grant making, and human resources. Having established these new systems, the controller position was subsequently upgraded to a vice president of finance and administration position.1


Management grants, through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, were awarded through 2013 following which a new funding category, Advancement grants, was introduced to support substantial long-term organizational development. Learn more>>.
Grants & Grantees

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Grants & Grantees

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Questions of Practice

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Collaborators & Colleagues

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Grants & Grantees

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