Community Organizing

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Published: 12/30/2013

The new initiative seeks to develop the leadership skills of individuals who will be community-based social change agents working to help vulnerable children and their families achieve optimal health and well-being, access to good food, academic achievement and financial security.

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Resource
Released: 02/2015

Since 2000, the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) has sought to increase resources for young people organizing for a more just and equitable society. This paper highlights how civic engagement leaders can look to the field of youth organizing for promising new strategies to assist them in increasing voter participation, passing beneficial policies, affecting redistricting in 2021, and changing how the Millennial Generation thinks about values and policies for their lifetimes.

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Resource Type: Report



Resource
Released: 12/2014

Most funders agree that effective grantmaking requires pursuing a range of complementary approaches. Direct grants are the lifeblood of organizations and the cornerstone of funder practice, but grantmakers also provide critical value when they help grantees develop organizational leadership and governance, strengthen strategic collaborations with peers, network with new allies, and expand field knowledge, among other things.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeReport
Funding Area: EducationAdvocacySustainability



Resource
Released: 11/2013

Jointly produced by the Knight Foundation and the Fund for Our Economic Future, the report captures insights from the Fund’s successes and struggles promoting funder collaboration in Northeast Ohio since its inception in 2004. It also provides valuable lessons for foundations, businesses and civic leaders partnering to address economic and societal challenges too large to be solved by any single organization in cities and regions around the country.

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Resource
Released: 12/2012

The Grantmaking for Community Impact Project demonstrates the tremendous return on grant dollars invested in policy and civic engagement efforts of nonprofits through research conducted in New Mexico, North Carolina, Minnesota, Los Angeles County, Northwest Region, Pennsylvania and the Gulf/Midsouth.

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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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