Funding What Works: Collaborative Funding Strategies
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:
- Kelly King Horne, Homeward, Richmond, VA;
- Anne Miskey, Funders Together to End Homelessness, Boston, MA (moderator); and
- Otis Thornton, City of Forth Worth Texas, Forth Worth, TX
Strategies discussed around funding included:
- Applying for funding together as a collaborative;
- Talking to funders about what is working to end homelessness;
- Getting together to talk about what communities need;
- Changing big picture outcomes i.e. how many people are permanently housed;
- Developing champions;
- Aligning requests to private funders with the new HEARTH regulations; and
- 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.