What if funders, nonprofits, community, government and others who were concerned about a challenge in their community came together around a common agenda, were aligned, adopted the same goals and committed to doing their own work in the most effective way possible? This is the basic spirit of the Collective Impact approach.
The Alaska Funders Group is pleased to welcome Jeff Edmondson, managing director of StriveTogether who is probably best known for his Collective Impact work as head of the Strive Partnership where he led a cradle-to-career initiative that has seen remarkable gains in student achievement in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky — a result of creating a highly structured process that effectively united the efforts of more than 300 nonprofit, business, government and foundation leaders.
In our time together, Jeff will share how funders can practice Collective Impact principles. It will be followed by a robust Q&A and a hosted discussion with local Alaska funders applying a Collective Impact approach.
Please note the time for this program is 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m AK.
We hope you can join us!
Michele Brown, United Way of Anchorage
Michelle DeWitt, Bethel Community Services Foundation
Elizabeth Ripley, Mat-Su Health Foundation
Alaska Funders Group Co-chairs
Background: The Alaska Funders Group (AFG) is a peer-to-peer group that facilitates making connections, sharing experiences and gathering together to form a learning network which maximizes philanthropic impact in our communities. AFG meets to create cooperative relationships, build capacity and explore the ways we can work together. Participation is open to any organization or collective committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in Alaska. Organizations do not have to be a member of Philanthropy Northwest to participate in AFG. Please contact Lyn Hunter at email@example.com for more information.