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The Democracy Collaborative’s report Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges with Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions discusses the role of anchor institutions and collaboratives in leveraging the power of their economic assets to address social and economic disparities and to revitalize local communities.
Case studies from philanthropy-serving organizations that articulate why grantmaker members should engage in public policy work.
The PolicyWorks Starter Kit has been created for use by the PolicyWorks Community of regional associations of grantmakers who have made a commitment to growing their capacity and increasing their work in government relations and public policy work.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Cleveland and Baltimore discussing the Evergreen Cooperative, Baltimore Integration Project and the Greater University Circle Neighborhood Initiatives as examples of collective leadership and anchor institutions that have made real change in struggling communities.
After 18 years of pooled funding support for Baltimore neighborhood revitalization, the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative (BNC) concluded its operation and transitioned its work to partner organizations and an ongoing Neighborhood and Community Development Affinity Group within the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives from The Giving Practice and Southern California Grantmakers who discussed the release of the long-awaited PSO Field Guide that provides stories of victory and defeat and details on the equipment necessary for successful partnerships and collaborations among PSOs and partners.
For those interested in learning about the process and framework for creating a philanthropy liaison, Philanthropy California has shared some resources available here.
A collection of sample welcome letters or packets sent by philanthropy-serving organizations to new members.