Forecasting with Parents on Post-COVID Recover – Funder Discussion

On June 25th, the Funders Group hosted a funder discussion for grantmaking professionals to come together and brainstorm how funders can:

  1. Build and share power with parent leaders during this current coping phase and the future recovery phase.
  2. Strategize and forecast WITH parents to ensure that the system rebuilding process centers parent experience, expertise, and voice.

Small and large group discussions explored how funders can leverage their power to share and build power among parent leaders, and assumptions moving forward for what the future looks like for parents.  

Related Resources:

Ripples of Transformation Families Leading Change in early Childhood Systems by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) 
Manifesto for Race Equity & Parent Leadership in Early Childhood Systems by the EC-LINC of the Center for the Study of Social Policy 
A Framework for Assessing Family Engagement in Systems Change by the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health and Family Voices
Engaging Parent Leaders in Evaluation: Benefits, Challenges and Lessons Learned,  August 2019 webinar archive, hosted by the Funders Group hosted last year exploring the Parent Leadership Indicators Project with the Parent Leadership Evaluation Network and NYU, and how to bring parents into evaluation work. 
Building and Sharing Power: Advancing Racial Equity through Operational and Grantmaking Practice,  September 2019 webinar archive, hosted by the Funders Group, featuring NCRP and two foundations that are leading the charge on operationalizing equity into their work through the lens of the Power Moves framework.


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