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How to Fund Backbone Organizations

The growth of collective impact strategies to create community change has given rise to a common question among leaders: How do you fund the backbone organization that's essential to the success of those strategies?
Information Update
June 21, 2013
 

Answering that question was the focus of a workshop at the Ready by 21 National Meeting in March, and now that workshop has spurred a thoughtful blog post from FSG, the nonprofit consultant group that put the new buzz in collective impact.

Emily Gorin Malenfant, the FSG senior consultant who presented the workshop with the Forum's Lead Development Officer, Emily Jensen, summarizes the key funding issues and strategies, and asks readers to weigh in. See Malenfant's blog and Jensen's PowerPoint presentation.