Your Community Foundation is many things. Among these, we are a data-driven organization with a commitment to learning and continuous improvement.
So when recent donor and grantee surveys told us information beyond what one typically finds in our Update newsletter would be useful, we created two new digital publications: Partners in Philanthropy, for our Advised Fund representatives and Partners in Progress, for grantees and grantseekers.
Partners in Philanthropy
Advised Fund representatives we’ve partnered with for a long time will remember Partners in Philanthropy as a printed publication. We’ve now brought it back as a digital publication, the goal of which is to present fund representatives with opportunities to co-invest with us and broaden the base of local nonprofits’ support. Two issues have been published, both providing snapshots of a variety of co-investment opportunities. Even if they choose not to support one of the opportunities we share, fund representatives have expressed that they value simply learning more about the work of local nonprofits.
Partners in Progress
Over the last few years we’ve been asking for and getting feedback from our nonprofit partners through a number of grantee surveys. We learned that many shared a desire for more frequent communication with and from our team.
Partners in Progress is part of our response to that feedback. Launched in April, we’ll use Partners in Progress to share information about grant cycles, opportunities for grantees and grantseekers to connect with us and each other, and other important Community Foundation news.
"Update has a broad readership and is still the Community Foundation’s main communication piece," says Joanna Donnelly Dales, who leads our Donor Relations team. "Partners in Philanthropy and Partners in Progress enable us to provide customized content to specific audiences.
"We’re able to provide people and agencies with the information they need, when they need it," she says. "Donors receive information to help them make informed decisions and support causes that are important to them; agencies get information they need to do their work effectively."