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Racial Equity Peer Learning Cohorts

Publication date: 
12/2019

One of the key findings from United Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Racial Equity Scan of Philanthropy-Serving Organizations (PSOs) was that Forum members are eager to engage in peer learning, particularly around advancing racial equity in their organizations, with their members and through their programs. In order to advance this learning, and to support member organizations who are at different places on the continuum of equity skills and practice, the Forum is partnering with Change Elemental to create two Racial Equity Peer Learning Cohorts

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Collaborative Philanthropy Playbook

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.”

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Guide to Collaborative Philanthropy

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.

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The Power of Learning: How Learning Communities Amplify the Work of Nonprofits and Grantmakers

Publication date: 
11/2012

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.

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DC Pipeline Meeting: September 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Washington, DC

For several years there has been an informal networking group of philanthropy-serving professionals in DC. These quarterly get-togethers over lunch are an opportunity for colleagues to be introduced and share what’s in the pipeline at their shops

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