"Co-Creation" is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The companion piece, "Taking on New Roles to Address 21st Century Problems," looks at co-creation from the perspective of a regional association of grantmakers.
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In the third session of Putting Racism on the Table (2016), Julie Nelson, Director of the Government Alliance on Race & Equity, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, focused on implicit bias.
Use this tool to help identify your organization's type of content, online channels, and how they correlate together.
See examples from other PSOs on what they are using to guide this process.
Written policies and schedules for philanthropy-serving organizations to conduct a periodic review of board approved policies to make sure they are still current and relevant.
Template letters for your use when communicating with the Senate and House regarding the policy bills discussed at FOTH 2016 are now available.
Each regional association sets its own membership criteria. See what types of organizations are eligible for membership at other regional associations across the country.
We want as many RA staff as possible to join us in Indianapolis, so for the first time, the Forum will offer scholarships for emerging leaders within the Forum Network to attend the conference. Apply by Friday, April 29!
Many philanthropy-serving organizations create value of membership documents or value proposition statements to help showcase what organizations will get out of becoming a member of that PSOs. The techniques and tactics vary across the network.
A collection of regional association member recruitment plans.
The following are suggested key messages for you to use in your visits on the Hill. We encourage you to add local stories and examples to show the impact of philanthropy in your region’s Congressional districts.
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The Forum's community foundation services include a national listserv for CEOs and two in-person boot camp trainings a year.
Generations Together is many things: a curriculum that could be followed step-by-step for a comprehensive learning experience, a collection of resources to tap when the time is right, or an ongoing source of inspiration and ideas. It was designed for giving families at every phase—whether you are just starting out or have been active for decades and generations.
Compiled responses from a 2/2/16 listserv query about sponsorship and advertising models at regional associations.
As a part of preparing their delegations for their Hill meetings, some regional associations put together 1-2 page highlights of each Member of Congress including biographical details, legislative priorities, recent media coverage of interest, committee assignments, prior activity, etc.
Sample materials from regional associations for briefings and other programming with their members and state government officials.
The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is the comprehensive resource of best practices and innovative approaches to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters.
The Regional Association Characteristics Report is the result of an annual survey of all member regional associations. It allows you to compare your regional association to other regional associations across the country on a variety of topics such as...
See how other philanthropy-serving organizations communicate the wrap-up of a year's worth of activities.