How can funders work together to have an impact on public policy? PolicyWorks for Philanthropy has been asking this question as part of an effort to help affinity groups use policy engagement as a strategy to achieve shared program goals.
This first of its kind report aims to enhance the knowledge of global philanthropy. WINGS engages its members in actively identifying the gaps in our knowledge, and understanding better their local practices within a global context.
Compiled responses from an April 18, 2013 listserve query discussing formal support for affinity groups.
A listserve discussion on policies regarding affinity groups.
Sample descriptions of RA affinity groups working on policy.
Compiled responses from a November 8, 2011 listserve query on memberships held by regional associations and regional association staff members.
The study uses data from both the 2010 Affinity Group Management Survey and the 2010 Regional Association Characteristics Survey to compare the similarities and differences of operations and organizational trends among...
Compiled responses from a July 19, 2011 listserve query regarding when and how to support funder learning groups.
African American family foundations have grown in number and in popularity, at least in part due to the fact that African Americans expressly prefer giving to organizations that are close to them and that aid their community.
In a new series of interviews, Director of PolicyWorks Erin Skene-Pratt sits down with regional association leaders for a conversation around regional affinity groups and public policy work. First up, Dave Biemesderfer, former CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network and current CEO of the Forum.