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Alliance Conference Highlights Funding Strategies

Funding What Works: Collaborative Funding Strategies

NAEH 2012 Confernece
One of the July 16, 2012, workshops at this year’s National Alliance to End Homelessness’ (the Alliance) Conference on Ending Homelessness featured a session entitled, “Funding What Works: Collaborative Funding Strategies.” Presenters at the session shared key strategies to get both public and private funders to agree on goals and common strategies around ending homelessness.

Expert panelists included:

Strategies discussed around funding included:

  1. Applying for funding together as a collaborative;
  2. Talking to funders about what is working to end homelessness;
  3. Getting together to talk about what communities need;
  4. Changing big picture outcomes i.e. how many people are permanently housed;
  5. Developing champions;
  6. Aligning requests to private funders with the new HEARTH regulations; and
  7. Encouraging the creation of local funder networks

Funders Together provides funders working to end homelessness with a variety of resources and you can click here to go to their website.

by Kate M. Kelly

Kate Kelly joined Monarch Housing Associates in March of 2011. Her responsibilities include writing policy and other website updates, coordinating state and federal advocacy update and assisting with fundraising efforts. To read more about Kate and all of our staff click here. Click here to send Ms. Kelly an email.

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