HARTFORD, CT— The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) is pleased to announce a new publication, Co-Creation: Viewing Partnerships Through A New Lens, written by Patricia Bowie. Co-Creation is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013.
“This story of funder collaboration is unique because it is focused on how philanthropy is learning to develop new collaborative structures that are built on trusting, long-term, cross-sector partnerships,” states Maggie Osborn, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. Osborn explains that funder collaboration partnerships are “for the common good that are sustainable in spite of the chaos of changing conditions and priorities at the state, local and individual institutions levels.”
The Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative is a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) for which CCP serves as fiscal sponsor. The Collaborative comprises 14 funders from around the state who bring many years of experience in supporting and operating programs that serve the needs of children and families.
To download a copy of the Co-Creation case study and learn more information about the Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, visit the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s website.
About the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. CCP’s 109 members are foundations (private, corporate, community), business and corporate giving programs, bank trusts, donor-advised funds, individual philanthropists and those serving the philanthropic sector. CCP members granted more than $720 million in 2013 from assets of more than $6.3 billion. CCP is a member of The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (The Forum), the largest network serving philanthropy in America.
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Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative