Partnerships

News
Published: 01/27/2015
Detroit area foundation leaders received thanks and promises of continued support for the city from the U.S. Economic Administration as its top leader spoke at a recent InFocus meeting held in the Motor City.
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News type: Newswire
Audience: All Members
Topic: Partnerships
Funding Area: Community Development



News
Published: 11/23/2013
Detroit EM Kevyn Orr shared his insights with the Detroit Area Grantmakers in November.
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Resource
Released: 01/2012

Supporting organized charitable giving and leveraging resources within communities of color on their own behalf is essential for driving social change, a report commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation argues. Cultures of Giving: Energizing and Expanding Philanthropy by and for Communities of Color notes that identity-based funds (which pool contributions from donors and redistribute those funds through grants to individuals or organizations working for social change in that community) raise and disburse nearly $400 million a year.

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Resource Type: Member PublicationReport
Audience: All Members



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Released: 11/2013

The NNFS is led by a Steering Committee comprised of fiscal sponsors from across the country. The website includes best practices, guidelines for funders, resources for learning and more.

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Resource Type: Best PracticeExternal Link



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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: 07/2013

The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness worked for 18 months to develop recommendations for a statewide evaluation system to give public school teachers and administrators substantive feedback to help them build their skills and, ultimately, improve student learning.

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Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



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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



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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 Type: External Link



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Released: 01/2014

Good data are essential for smart policy, and the lack of reliable data has hindered progress on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Evidence-based policy to increase gains for women and girls was a priority for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, who announced the creation of Data2X in 2012. The initiative—powered by the United Nations Foundation, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—is a platform for partners to work together on gender data.

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Resource Type: External Link
Funding Area: Women and Girls