Developing Inter-Organizational Partnerships: Coalitions and Forums
The understanding that wide scoped social problems cannot be solved by a single organization has lately strengthened in the third sector. These kinds of problems demand collaboration between a variety of players, agility and team work in order to promote real change in the social arena. Based on this understanding The Gandyr Foundation began promoting collaborative associations of organizations with common activity areas.
Below is the list of active forums:
Civic Service Forum
The Forum began its work in 2010 and consists of organizations that are central players in the area of civic service for minorities, young adults with physical & mental disabilities and young adults at risk. Since the foundation of the Opportunity Fund in 2011 it serves as a “fund of funds” that unites all philanthropists that support this field, and the Forum acts as a network organization for all the organizations in this arena.
Organizations’ Forum for Young Women at Risk
This Forum was established based on the understanding that the acute housing crisis of young women at risk puts them in situations that deeply hurt their dignity.
The common aspiration of the forum organizations is to create innovative housing models that suit their needs and simultaneously promote a housing assistance procedure for them in collaboration with the Ministry of Welfare and the Ministry of Housing.
Organizations’ Forum for Young Adults at Risk
The Forum brings together a variety of organizations that run programs for young adults at risk.
All the collaborating organizations deal with situations of risk and poverty that restrict the ability of these youngsters to meet their potential.
The Forum members study the field together and strive to formulate joint training for the organizations’ teams
The ‘Public Service is Ours’ Forum
A forum that brings together organizations and programs that see their goal as creating a path for absorbing quality young adults in Israeli public service, which is today characterized as being blocked before young adults. The Forum is currently launching a campaign in support of a human-resources reform in Israeli public service.
The Forum for Volunteer Managers
The Forum is collaboratively run by the Gandyr Foundation, Joint Volunteering (JDC) and the Ministry of Education. It brings together volunteer managers from various third sector organizations. The Forum focuses on joint learning of the volunteering field, providing relevant managerial tools and examining the volunteer managers’ role-perception in the organization.
Leadership Organizations’ Forum
Organization Managers’ Forum
Third Sector CEOs Organization
An Initiative of the organizations’ CEOs, formed independently which aims: to constitute a group promoting social sector impact and work to expand and professionalize social activity, and to develop dialogue with decision makers to promote the purposes and needs of the sector
Ethiopian Organization Forum
The Forum works with the assistance of Sheatufim as part of the effort to promote civic society in Israel.
Forum activity example – CEOs Forum video: