Collaboration

News
Published: 12/20/2013

A unique partnership between the philanthropic and business communities in Detroit is helping move forward a modern, multi-modal regional transit system that is expected to be a catalyst for job growth, economic vitality and improved mobility.

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News type: Newswire
Funding Area: Community Development



News
Published: 07/01/2012

Helping lead a groundbreaking, pilot watershed research project in Michigan is a small group of family foundations – and one major grantmaker – which are providing funding to the Ann Arbor-based Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) for its initiative entitled: “Making Climate Resilient Communities through a Watershed Approach.”

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News type: Feature
Funding Area: Environment



Resource
Released: 01/2006

Community foundations in Michigan have successfully partnered with state government to strengthen communities, engage citizens and build a better future. This report identifies several projects during the 20-year period of 1986 - 2006 which show how community foundations have made a difference in Michigan communities.

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Resource Type: CMF Publication



Resource
Released: 06/2009

In 2009, CMF hosted a conference call that showcased two successful examples of communication strategies used by our member organizations and provided a facilitated space for everyone to share their ideas and ask questions.

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Resource
Released: 04/2013

The Education Trust - Midwest is described as an organization made up of Michiganders who know well how their parents once prided themselves on the quality of Michigan's public schools and who have little to be proud of today.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



Resource
Released: 10/2012

Although co-funding is not a new idea recent efforts have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that co-funding arrangements have the desired impact. This report is part of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Scaling What Works initiative.

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Resource Type: CollaborativeResearch



Resource
Released: 09/2012

In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



Resource
Released: 06/2010

What is the right relationship between philanthropy and government? Working with Government: Guidance for Grantmakers describes the advantages and pitfalls of collaborating with government - a style of working that seems to be on the rise. The guide includes stories and case studies from partnerships involving foundations and government agencies at all levels, as well as tips for maximizing the value of partnerships from government's point of view.

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Resource Type: Best Practice
Topic: Collaboration



Resource
Released: 07/2013

This report shows how the practice of community philanthropy builds local assets, capacity, and trust - and why it matters.

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Resource Type: Report
Audience: All Members