January 15, 2016
More Videos on Collaborating with Government and Communities
Videos on philanthropic collaboration with government and communities.
Gates says philanthropy can play a key role in taking hard problems apart. But engaging governments is the only way to bring solutions to scale.
Collaborating with government: Jeff Raikes says philanthropy can provide the evidence to guide public sector resources
"The thing that we could do, as philanthropists, is provide the kind of information, the kind of insight, the evidence necessary to guide public sector recourse allocation a way so it can be the most effective," says Raikes.
Working with government to drive impact: Steve Hilton collaborates with Head Start
Steve Hilton and the Hilton Foundation partnered with Head Start to help train its teachers to work more effectively with disabled children in its Early Head Start program. Hilton explains, "we were able to do a lot more with them...than by ourselves."
As government cuts funding, Lorie Slutsky fears for high-need communities Lorie Slutsky, The New York Community Trust
As conditions decline in New York's poorest communities and government curtails funding due to the economy, Slutsky has real worries: even a 10% cut is "a lot of service not provided, and philanthropy will never be able to make up that shortfall."
A good and a bad government collaboration: Emmett Carson describes the differences
Carson gives a failing grade to a collaborative that asked little of those joining it and barely nudged math scores. He applauds a public-private effort to fund recession-strapped nonprofits, in which partners shared resources and decision-making.
Stanley Druckenmiller is grateful for government support--but would like to see it change
"I will be the first to tell you...that 30% of [Harlem Children's Zone's] budget is funded by governments, and we really, really need the money," says Druckenmiller. But he is also notes the challenges of complying with government regulations.
Attracting government funding: Charles Bronfman focuses on building a "better mousetrap"
Winning government funds is not about who you know," says Bronfman, "it's what your project is." He has had success by finding something that's needed, creating a pilot that proves it works, and then having a "damn good salesman" sell it.
Surprising difference between for- and non-profits: Tom Steyer says government oversight applies to businesses
While businesses operate within a legal framework, "a not-for-profit operates, to a large extent, where businesses don't want to go and where the government is not being effective," explains Steyer.
Redirecting government funding: How Mike Milken diverts large public funds towards what works
If you can develop "programs that are more effective, you can redirect government money" to fund them, says Mike Milken. Mike's brother, Lowell, has done this with the Teacher Advancement Program, a leading teaching professional development program.
Applying AOL's lessons: Jean and Steve Case bring together business, government and nonprofits in their philanthropy
Jean and Steve Case, The Case Foundation; AOL; Revolution, LLC Early on, the Cases understood their private sector expertise could be very useful in the nonprofit sector. Now, they're seeing important roles for businesses, nonprofits, and government alike.
Cross-sector collaboration: Charles Bronfman describes the key to a successful society
Cross-sector collaboration on social problems - involving government, corporations and individuals - "is what makes a society as good as it is," says Bronfman. The organizations making a difference depend on support from all sectors - and volunteers.
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