Fund for Our Economic Future Creates New Resource for Collaboration

by | Feb 22, 2017








Fund for Our Economic Future Creates New Resource for Collaboration





The Fund also sponsors individualized learning sessions for five organizations





CLEVELAND–February 22, 2017–The Fund for Our Economic Future announced today the launch of a new online tool to help support cross-sector collaboration. The site,, builds off of the Fund’s Collaboration handbook released last fall, walking users through the preconditions needed for and the essential elements of successful cross-sector collaboration, as well as evaluation tools and additional resources. More interactive features to come soon!


In October, the Fund also announced it would sponsor five individualized collaboration assessments and learning sessions with the book’s author, Chris Thompson of Civic Collaboration Consultants, open to any sector and in any geography in Northeast Ohio. The following organizations were selected: Summit Food Coalition, United Way of Lorain County, ConxusNEO, New Growth Group, and Assist Communities.


For more information or for a hard copy of the book, contact the Fund at





About the Fund for Our Economic Future





The Fund for Our Economic Future is an alliance of funders — foundations, corporations, universities, health care systems, business and civic associations, government entities, and individuals — that pools resources and know-how to advance economic growth and increased access to opportunity for the people of Northeast Ohio through improved job creation, job preparation and job access, an approach called Growth & Opportunity. The Fund advances its Growth & Opportunity mission by building shared community commitment, supporting high-impact collaborations and marshalling strategic funding. Since its founding in 2004, the Fund has raised more than $100 million for its efforts, which have helped retain or create more than 21,500 jobs, add $930 million in payroll, and attract $5.3 billion in capital to Northeast Ohio.





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Sara McCarthy

Director of Communications


Fund for Our Economic Future