Calls to Action

The Foundation’s multi-stakeholder partnership framework is designed to address four Calls to Action.

Recognize power

by including community members early in the partnership process.

• Simplify partnership requirements.

• Conduct power and privilege analyses of partners to ensure equitable dynamics.

• Where imbalance exists, revise governance structures to share decision-making power with impacted communities.

Radically expand networks

by reducing hurdles for new partners and small organizations.

• Support a network “infrastructure” to map existing players in relevant ecosystems and identify opportunities where partners can collaborate and complement one another.

• Invest in building cross-sectoral leaders.

• Support the financial and operational capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs).

Make every dollar count

by alleviating funding burdens for community-based organizations (CBOs) partners.

• Provide general operating support.

• Actively encourage cooperation – rather than competition – among implementers.

• Incentivize increased private investment through catalytic capital, blended financing and pooled resources.

Be accountable

by being transparent on all aspects of our partnerships; including incentive structures, governance structures, costs and impact.

• Rigorously evaluate partnership models to assess impact (relative to non-partnership efforts).

• Enable community-led accountability of partnerships to ensure progress toward goals.

• Act on key learnings with agility; changing approach as needed to maximize inclusion and effectiveness.