For Funders

In the current six geographies, the funds supporting sustained collaboration have been initiated by a group of committed funders in response to identified need in their communities. Hence, funders have been critical catalysts to these collaboration funds.

Tools and Templates


Case Statement and Timeline

This template, complete with a timeline for the pre-launch period, can be used by funders looking to form a new local initiative.


Launch Considerations

These questions can help guide funders in laying the infrastructure for a new local initiative.


Sample Position Description – Initiative Manager

This is a sample position description used for the identification and hiring of a local initiative manager.


Sample Press Release – Launch of Local Fund

This is a sample press release, circulated to announce the launch of a new local initiative.

Background Reading

The Financial Health of the United States Nonprofit Sector

Investing in Nonprofit M&A

The Role of Funders in Nonprofit Collaboration

News & Events

Nadya K. Shmavonian, Director of the Greater Philadelphia Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, was a panelist in BoardSource’s “Mergers and Dissolutions” webinar on April 28, 2020.

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