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Co-Creation: Viewing Partnerships Through A New Lens

Publication date: 
05/2016
"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.
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Nurturing Social-Emotional: Learning in Out-of-School-Time Lessons Learned from the Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative

Publication date: 
11/2015
The Silicon Valley Out-of-School-Time Collaborative invested in a cohort of regional nonprofit organizations to sustain and strengthen their ability to serve more students with stronger academic and social-emotional programming. A midcourse evaluation of the collaborative showed that grantees were stronger, programs were better and are reaching more students, and funders had adopted new, collaborative grantmaking practices. A second phase of the work was committed to more flexibility –– letting grantees drive the group’s planning and learning efforts, and manage consultants, budgeting and group communications. Grantees also opted to redirect the focus of the collaborative from capacity building to program development and evaluation, with the added goal of sharing effective afterschool and summer program models with others, both inside and outside the region.
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Education Funders Research Initiative: A Case Study on Moving Philosophically Diverse Funders to Common Priorities

Publication date: 
07/2015
Case study from Philanthropy New York documenting the formation, challenges and ultimate success of the Education Funders Research Initiative – an unusual funder collaborative that brought together funders for and against charter schools, funders with different views of testing and accountability, and funders with vastly different approaches to supporting education reform to identify and advance shared priorities.
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Breakout Session: Forum/Foundation Center Data Partnership: Grant Data Made Useful for Every Region!

Publication date: 
08/2014
A breakout session at the 2014 Forum Annual Conference to learn more about a Foundation Center and Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington partnership and how the Forum Network can collaborate with The Foundation Center in the future.
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Infrastructure in Focus: A Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy

Publication date: 
03/2014
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.
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Catalyzing Regional Economic Transformation: Lessons from Funder Collaboration in Northeast Ohio

Publication date: 
11/2013
The Fund for Our Economic Future brought together a set of philanthropic institutions from across Northeast Ohio to promote a regional approach for increasing economic prosperity and opportunity. The original 28 Fund members committed a total of $30 million over three years to begin restoring regional economic competitiveness through pooled grantmaking, research and convening.
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Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges

Publication date: 
08/2012
By enlisting all sectors to work together, a new kind of community collaborative is making strides toward tackling powerful social issues in communities. In the report, “Needle-Moving Community Collaboratives: A Promising Approach to Addressing America’s Biggest Challenges,” members of the White House Council for Community Solutions and Bridgespan took a look at how exemplary collaboratives made needle-moving progress (10-percent progress in a community-wide metric) on key challenges facing their communities.

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