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  • Helping with Harvey relief - Links and Resources

    1 month 3 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|

    For anyone looking for ways on how to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Colorlines and NPR have put together great lists of multiple outlets and fundraisers.Colorlines: How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston NPR: Here's How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey If you have another source to highlight, whether it's a fundraiser or another way to show support,...

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  • Communications Plan

    2 months 1 week ago

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    I'm seeking to develop a communications plan for Get Healthy Camden that can help formalize a system for executive committee members, workgroups and external partners to communicate among each other (to stay in-the-know of what each partner is doing), using any or multiple vehicles. Does anyone have something like this that they can share or able to provide further guidance?

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  • Measurements for monitoring community engagement success

    2 months 1 week ago

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    I'm hoping not to reinvent the wheel.  Are there designs and/or methods that will help track, monitor and gauge success of a community engagement strategy?  i am developing a strategy and wanting to use a design to track success. 

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  • Backbone support funding

    2 months 2 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Environment

    Hi Everyone, I manage a collective impact collaborative called the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative (BayCLIC), comprised of over 30 informal enviornmental institutions deidcated to making the SF Bay Area the leader in climate education and action. We've been around since 2014 and have had some seed funding to support our work from our parents organzation; however, we've recently...

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  • financial stability

    2 months 2 weeks ago

    Community Discussion|Other

    I have put this request out here once before and nobody responded. I'm hoping there is someone out there with experience that can help guide us through financial stability and collective impact. How does a nonprofit agency fundraise for a collective impact initiative while still keeping funders interested in their own mission? There are only so many dollars available. Does anyone have success...

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Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend joined the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) in 2005 as a Master’s-level, Ivy League graduate with nearly 20 years of experience in the social work foundation of macro-practice with a concentration in research and nonprofit administration. As President and CEO, Ms. Fulmore-Townsend is appointed the responsibilities of overseeing the organization’s vision, mission and... Read more

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