Ready by 21: Presentation at the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting
Nearly 50 grantmakers and foundation leaders from throughout the Southeast attended a workshop titled The Big Picture:
Using Small Strategic Grants to Increase Capacity for Change,
at the Southeastern Council of Foundations Annual Meeting in Mobile, Alabama on November 11, 2010.
This session, presented by Kris Minor, Vice President of Partnerships and Communications, and Larry Pasti, Director of Field Services, both of the Forum, and Linda McReynolds, Senior VP of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Chattanooga and Mary Kate Poling, Senior VP of Community Impact, Metro United Way Louisville, provided an overview of the Ready by 21 approach; the critical ingredients behind building broader partnerships, setting bigger goals, using better data and implementing bolder strategies; and the Ready by 21 National Partnership’s composition and goals. Chattanooga and Louisville are two of six communities in the southeast who are participating in the Ready by 21 National Partnership’s Southeast Challenge to use the Ready by 21 solutions to change the way they do business. They discussed how they have used Ready by 21 ideas, tools and services to enhance their work to improve outcomes for children and youth.