Funders' Collaborative

A funders' collaborative brings philanthropic organizations to a common table to distribute funds committed to the mission of the collaborative. Success factors include involving every partner and ensuring control by the funding partners; utilizing a channel (such as a community foundation) that allows for flexibility in fund distribution different from the restrictions of individual partners; and, engaging staff support independent from any of the partners to facilitate the work of the collaborative.

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For more information on Milwaukee’s longest-operating funders’ collaborative, the Nonprofit Management Fund, click here. The Fund was cited as one of the top five best capacity-building programs worldwide by the United Kingdom based Baring and Northern Rock Foundations in their publication Foundations for Organisational Development.