Invest in a Strong Start: An Early Childhood Toolkit for Donors

Tue, June 30, 2015,
12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT

Last month, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania released an updated and expanded version of Invest in a Strong Start: An Early Childhood Toolkit for Donors. The toolkit aims to provide a comprehensive but focused overview of high-impact investment opportunities and strategies for funders interested in early childhood. Join this next Philanthropic Problem Solvers Webinar with the Campaign for Grade Level Reading to hear about the updated resources available in the toolkit, strategies to use the toolkit to engage other investors and how it can support your grantmaking by strengthening the case for early childhood. Joining the webinar will be:

  • Miriam Shark of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to share why the Foundation invested in the toolkit and how Casey is using it to leverage their investments in early childhood; and
  • Kate Hoyde and Danielle Wolfe at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy to provide an overview of the toolkit focusing in on the new tools available for grantmakers.

The toolkit identifies a focus on early reading as a highly effective strategy for donors, citing the GLR Campaign’s research. The Campaign is noted as a critical source of information and funder-to-funder connections in early reading. As grade-level reading grantmakers, this toolkit can serve as a continuous resource as you make the case for your investments internally and decide which programs to support and as a tool to garner additional investment from your grantmaking peers.