For more than two decades, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Local Funding Partnerships (LFP) program has created partnerships with local and regional funders and organizations in communities across the country to address critical health and health care issues. I've served as LFP’s program officer for the past 14 years, and work closely with LFP’s National Program Director Polly Seitz, former chair of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and a past Forum board member.
A highlight of recent activity from the 14 regional associations currently blogging.
GEO's newest publication sets out to crack the code behind the network mystique.
Vicki Rosenberg, formerly of the Council of Michigan Foundations and now of Vicki Rosenberg & Associates recently posted an account of CMF's diversity efforts and the evolution of the D5 Coalition on BoardSource's blog.
Forum Board Chair and Council of New Jersey Grantmakers President Nina Stack has a new post up at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's blog in which she addresses the need for philanthropy to engage legislators on public policy issues impacting the sector.
10 Questions or Less is a feature through which we get to know regional association staff members a little better—their work, what drives them, and more. This week we talk with Joanne Kelley, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Funders.