The Power of Philanthropic Partnerships
This special supplement looks closely at the lessons the Orfalea Fund has learned about how to create effective partnerships with nonprofits, government agencies, and other philanthropies.
Partnerships are often difficult to navigate—but they are essential elements of effective philanthropy.
The Orfalea Fund’s culture of collaboration stemmed from the Orfalea family’s business experience prioritizing human relationships.
When funders and grantees are aligned on mission and trust one another, lasting change stands a chance.
Collaborative efforts can lead to outcomes that might otherwise be unattainable—but they are inherently difficult to manage. Expect the rough spots, and prepare for them.
A conversation with Adrianna Foss.
The traits it takes to be a good partner are the same ones young children should develop as they grow.
Reacting in the wake of a disaster isn’t wrong, but think of the difference a proactive funding strategy could make.
When those responsible for keeping people safe work together, the positive impact is more than the sum of its parts. Philanthropy can help it happen.
“Work with the willing” is an important lesson that I learned the hard way.
A program begun in the 1940s is still going—and still improving.
Planning to close our doors in December—thoughtfully, and with consideration for our partners and coworkers—has meant breaking new ground.
The “servant’s heart” knows how roles must evolve in strong partnerships.