FTEH Blog: Homelessness Ends Here
12/17/12 Author: admin
by David Wertheimer, Funders Together and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Before we bid farewell to 2012, all of us at Funders Together wanted to pause for a moment to share with you the highlights of what has been an extraordinarily productive year of activity for our small but mighty staff and our dedicated board.
12/12/12 Author: admin
by Anne Miskey, Funders Together
Recently, I heard someone say that what our communities need is not a safety net – which has holes that lets many fall through while trapping others in the net – but a safety trampoline, which would catch everyone and bounce them back up to health and stability. Philanthropy can play a critical role in creating and supporting this trampoline – this system that bounces people back up into permanent, stable housing.
12/03/12 Author: admin
By Iain De Jong, OrgCode Consulting, Inc.
How can funders drive the change agenda forward? How do we align funding objectives so that on a system-wide basis there is a united front to invest in change and spend on impact? The role for funders is a big one.
11/26/12 Author: admin
By Anne Miskey, Funders Together Executive Director
More and more communities across the country are recognizing that there is incredible power in funders working together. They can magnify the work they do and create real and lasting impact, through their funding, through advocacy, and by building bridges with the public sector and with other systems of care.
11/16/12 Author: admin
By Kayleigh Meyers, Calgary Homeless Foundation
What does an end to homelessness look like? The city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada is on the road to finding out. Calgary is in the fifth year of its 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, which is administered by the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF). Calgary is the first city in Canada to establish a 10 Year Plan.