A New Model for Cross-Sector Collaboration: What to Learn from Public-Philanthropic Partnerships in California
To find innovative solutions that meaningfully address the diverse needs of California’s communities, and to meet this unique moment in our nation’s history, California has developed a dedicated, statewide public-private partnership model that has yielded $4 billion in matching philanthropic investments, produced over 40 innovative partnerships, and engaged over 250 philanthropic partners in the last two years.
Since the beginning of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration, Freedman Consulting has worked directly with state government, notably the Governor’s Senior Advisor on Social Innovation, and state and national philanthropic leaders to build a new model for partnership development that is forward-looking, dynamic, community-centered, and impactful.
Our new report — A New Model for Cross-Sector Collaboration: What to Learn from Public-Philanthropic Partnerships in California — highlights useful lessons and partnership models that cultivate greater social impact and identifies key factors and strategies that philanthropy and government can use to foster more effective collaboration. The learnings in the report are intended to help inform partnership development models across sectors, in other states, and throughout the country.