Tools for Integrating an Equity Lens builds on the wealth of high-quality and accessible resources on the hows and whys of equity, providing a series of actionable tools and resources for organizations looking to more concretely integrate an equity focus into their work and processes.
Igniting Public Policy and Change
Spark Policy Institute develops innovative, research- and community-based approaches to help our partners solve complex societal problems that defy easy solutions.
This month, we’re looking at how organizations can support large-scale systems change, either as a backbone, partner, evaluator, fiscal intermediary, or through many other roles. But we would be remiss if we didn’t take a moment to talk about what happened in Orlando. Earlier in June, we witnessed the worst mass shooting in our country’s…
This new article from The Foundation Review, by Jewlya Lynn, Kirsten Breckenridge, Ashley Denault, and Chris Marvin looks at the challenges and opportunities that arise when backbone organizations step into the role of a fiscal intermediary in the collective impact context. It uses examples from the Social Innovation Fund, a White House initiative, and Got Your 6, a collective-impact campaign that seeks to bridge the civilian-military divide and draws on learning from funders of the initiatives, backbone organizations, and the initiatives’ partners."
The Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Farm to School Task Force (Task Force), an unfunded entity composed of 13 (now 15) appointed seats to “develop regional farm-to-school networks across the state” in 2010. Today, the Task Force is not only poised to sunset itself ahead of schedule but Food Tank has recognized it in their “116…