What We Offer

The Collaborative provides infrastructure and support for philanthropic collaboration, learning and action. Through its operational supports and services, The Collaborative enables philanthropic networks to develop and achieve greater impact through opportunities for collaboration and sharing, critical partnerships and knowledge building, and global learning opportunities. 

Network Support

The Collaborative supports philanthropy by serving the operational and financial needs of our member funder networks and by providing meaningful access to tools and resources that empower and advance their individual and collective development.

Here’s how

  • Grants, administrative, and financial management for member networks
  • Human resources support and compliance oversight
  • Pooled funding management
  • Actively engages with funder networks and collaboratives that are incubating for growth and impact

Capacity Building

The Collaborative supports learning and engagement opportunities with critical partners and organizations in the field to advance knowledge on critical issues, domestically and globally, and to ultimately strengthen philanthropy.

Here’s how

  • Support cross-network convenings of philanthropic learning communities
  • Nurture ways philanthropic organizations can work with each other and with the government and partners on education priorities to amplify impact locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Share best practices in elevating efforts and approaches to support equitable and just systems for learners

Thought Leadership

The Collaborative is strengthening philanthropy by supporting domestic and global learning opportunities on issues related to education and equity, and by amplifying opportunities for collective action, thought leadership, engagement and overall impact.

Here’s how

  • Facilitate international study tours
  • Convene and connect influential leaders in education philanthropy, advocacy, research, policy, and practice
  • Identify and amplify priorities for collective philanthropic support and impact through investments, learning, and convening