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Drupal-Salesforce Platform Memorandum of Agreement 2019

Publication date: 
01/2019

The Forum and its members recognized and responded to the need to plan for enhancements to its systems that take advantage of technology advances. This Memorandum of Agreement renews and expands the commitment of partners to undertake these enhancements collaboratively and to clarify collaborative governance and cost-sharing.

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Collaborative Philanthropy Playbook

Minnesota Council on Foundation's playbook for its members on its collaborative philanthropy model. It includes an overview of MCF’s collaborative philanthropy model; one-pagers about each component of the model; planning templates and guides for starting a network, working group or collaboration; other ways MCF can support peer learning and networking through program partnerships and a quick-start guide for its online community “The Hub.”

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Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy

San Diego Grantmakers' Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy describes how they help their members efficiently and effectively form and sustain collaborations. It is based on best practices identified from published research as well as interviews with members, regional associations of grantmakers, foundations, and consultants across the nation.

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Nurturing Social-Emotional: Learning in Out-of-School-Time Lessons Learned from the Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative

Publication date: 
11/2015

The Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative invested in a cohort of regional nonprofit organizations to sustain and strengthen their ability to serve more students with stronger academic and social-emotional programming. A midcourse evaluation of the collaborative showed that grantees were stronger, programs were better and are reaching more students, and funders had adopted new, collaborative grantmaking practices. A second phase of the work was committed to more flexibility –– letting grantees drive the group’s planning and learning efforts, and manage consultants, budgeting and group communications. Grantees also opted to redirect the focus of the collaborative from capacity building to program development and evaluation, with the added goal of sharing effective afterschool and summer program models with others, both inside and outside the region.

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D5's State of the Work

Publication date: 
10/2015

D5’s Final State of the Work highlights voices of leaders in the field who share their stories of change and progress.  This final report catalogs the stories that tell of human impact and human struggle to create a more equitable philanthropy. 

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California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities

Publication date: 
07/2015

Building Healthy Communities (BHC) is a 10 year, $1 billion comprehensive community initiative launched by The California Endowment in 2010 to advance statewide policy, change the narrative, and transform 14 of California’s communities most devastated by health inequities into places where all people have an opportunity to thrive.

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Education Funders Research Initiative: A Case Study on Moving Philosophically Diverse Funders to Common Priorities

Publication date: 
07/2015

Case study from Philanthropy New York documenting the formation, challenges and ultimate success of the Education Funders Research Initiative – an unusual funder collaborative that brought together funders for and against charter schools, funders with different views of testing and accountability, and funders with vastly different approaches to supporting education reform to identify and advance shared priorities. 

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Opportunities for Sponsorship

Publication date: 
03/2015
There are several ways to sponsor and partner with the Forum on the annual conference or throughout the year. The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is a dynamic national network of geographically organized associations of grantmakers.
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Changing Hearts and Minds: How philanthropy helped love win

Publication date: 
11/2014

n 2004, a group of foundations came together to create a funder collaborative in support of Freedom to Marry’s state-by-state strategy to win marriage equality. Over the following 11 years, this unique collaborative and its funding partners invested a total of $153 million to support a wide range of activities across the country to change hearts and minds on a massive scale — and ultimately to deliver a historic win for equality and love.

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