Model Partnerships for Impact: Cricket Island Foundation and Communities United

Cricket Island Foundation is delighted to be featured as one of Independent Sector’s “Model Partnerships for Impact” case studies. The case study explores how general operating support and multi-year investments are critical ingredients for deep and meaningful partnerships that can catalyze stronger, healthier organizations. Take a look at the case study here.

Independent Sector, a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good, launched “Partnerships for Impact” as a follow up pilot to the 80 nationwide community conversations which came from Threads.  In every city, one impediment to meeting mission was consistently raised by both nonprofit and foundation professionals: the strained relationship between grantees and funders.

This body of work is a pilot for IS of developing deep, customized programming based on a community-voiced need articulated to IS from leaders in the field. The goal in this work is to help grantees and funders have healthier relationships so organizations can better fulfill their missions and strengthen the communities they serve.

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