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Harris Interactive
The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest
Millennium Communications Group & the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Maine Philanthropy Center and Ohio Grantmakers Forum
Council of Michigan Foundations, Hattaway Communications & the Community Research Institute at Grand Valley State University

Outreach 2010, Helping foundations plan outreach strategies

Millennium Communications Group & the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Maine Philanthropy Center and Ohio Grantmakers Forum

When the full scale of the economic crisis surfaced in the fall of 2008, foundations wrestled with what to say to grantees and other community stakeholders. In this environment, a new level of interest and understanding among foundation leaders for building communications capacity emerged.

In response to that new interest, Marcia Sharp of Millennium Communications Group and PAI developed a learning and planning workshop with three regional associations of grantmakers—the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, the Maine Philanthropy Center, and the Ohio Grantmakers Forum—called Outreach 2010. An additional workshop was convened by the Conference of Southwest Foundations. Outreach 2010 was designed to help foundation CEOs, trustees and key staff communicate more effectively with grantees, community leaders and policymakers during the economic downturn.

You can read more about the project in Marcia's own words here.

PAI is now exploring ways to bring the workshop and tools to a broader group of foundation and philanthropy association leaders.