In the summer issue of Giving Forum, read how MCF member Tiwahe Foundation worked with three other Native foundations from around the country to maximize donations to all four organizations in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Cultures of Giving Donor Challenge. (W.K. Kellogg Foundation is also an MCF member.)
The online challenge was inspired by the early 2012 release of the Cultures of Giving report, which showcased the power of identity-based philanthropy — giving by a community on behalf of that community. And it provided a dollar-for-dollar match up to the first $20,000 for each of the 22 participating nonprofits.
The four Native partners shared information and contacts before the challenge and determined how they could best work together for success. In the article you’ll learn more about their cooperative use of Native resources to build their online presence and increase donations, and what they might do differently next time.
- Susan Stehling, MCF communications associate