Funding and Resources
A diverse portfolio will simultaneously enhance capacities of centers and allow centers to sustain shifts in funding structures.
Centers often provided need institutional structures that allow for systemic, programmatic work and as well as for emergent forms of activity. Stability and security in the operating funding and resources for enacting center and campus mission are essential.
Identifying the role that funding will play can assist in a stable and healthy funding structure for center activities.
As with other aspects of establishing centers, contextualizing all these funding approaches to life cycle of the center, the center type, and institutional type are key.