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.”
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.
This case study of the Council of Michigan Foundations' Peer Action Learning Network (PALN) is part of a report from New York University's Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action. It explores the power of learning communities to build connections and knowledge to increase organizations’ community impact.
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...
An agreement between the Council, individual regional associations of grantmakers, and the Forum on how to best work together.
A guest post from Sindhu Knotz is a partner with The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest's consulting team on their approach to building successful peer networks.
Guest post by Gail Pinkham, Director of Communications, Associated Grant Makers.
On July 30th, the membership of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers met for our annual member meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Forum CEO Michael Litz provided a "State of the Forum" address.
We are excited to announce that our 2013 annual conference will take place July 29-31 in Milwaukee, WI!
GEO's newest publication sets out to crack the code behind the network mystique.