In more and more states across the country, leading grantmakers are coming together in investor collaboratives to support the the advocacy that can lead to scale and impact.
In these states, collaboratives are changing public education policy and, maybe even more important, changing how philanthropy more broadly approaches public policy.
Now is the moment for education grantmakers to make their voices and concerns heard. Policymakers want to hear from philanthropy – particularly from the benefactors and trustees of foundations. Foundation leaders working to make grants in the field of public education should consider themselves to be a resource for policymakers. As experts who understand what works in the field of public education, they are increasingly speaking up as advocates and thought leaders in the public education space.
Want to talk to someone at the Alliance for Early Success about exploring an Early Childhood Funder Collaborative in your state?