Our vision for this two-year initiative
What is a Community of Practice?
The term “community of practice” is a relatively new term, but the concept is age-old. Communities of Practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion about an issue and want to learn how to create effective solutions by interacting regularly with one another.
You will be a key part of shaping the agenda of the group. Conversations will be specific and actionable. Potential topics to explore include:
- The roles of national and local funders
- How to lay the foundation for a systems approach to youth work
- How to educate/engage foundation boards about a systems approach and working for long-term success
- How to vet grantees
- The role of data collection and management
- How to focus on quality implementation and fidelity to an approach that leads to population-level impact
- Investments by geography
- How to evaluate youth programs
How You'll Benefit
Through this group, you will:
- Better understand how philanthropy can support long-term solutions to youth homelessness
- Gain access to other funders, leading experts, and senior government leaders;
- Participate in site visits;
- Share grantmaking strategies in real time;
- Foster innovative programs;
- Engage in public-private partnerships;
- Create and expand networks of funders focused on youth; and
- Be part of a national initiative.