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A collection of sample member recruitment letters and other tools.
The following Giving Studies were produced by regional associations to report on organized giving in their service areas, identify and understand the impact and matters of philanthropy, and provide a broad picture of a region's private charitable resources.
"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.
The COVID-19 crisis has created a moment of hyper-uncertainty for social sector organizations. No one knows how the future will unfold, but the tools of scenario planning can help social sector leaders better prepare their organizations for the different, possible futures that may unfold.
A thorough style guide will help your organization present a unified brand with guidelines for the writing and design of your work including specific language, colors, font, logos, taglines, etc.
Explore invitations from past conferences and annual meetings.
The national Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup shared the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Census Equity Fund. The Fund supports census preparation and outreach in regions with high proportions of historically undercounted populations and fewer philanthropic resources.
Find materials for this session focused on the 2020 Census held at the 2018 PolicyWorks Institute before Foundations on the Hill
A collection of sample welcome letters or packets sent by philanthropy-serving organizations to new members or new staff at existing members.
The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity is one in a series of four publications on women’s status across Florida’s counties commissioned by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network. This report is released in tandem with “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Population & Diversity,” which analyzes the demographics of women and men in the state.
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.
This publication from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations offers a framework for thinking about how to measure progress and results in place-based and community change initiatives.