INTRODUCTION

Thank you for participating in the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (ECFC) directory of local and state early childhood funder collaboratives (Collaboratives).  This survey is intended to compile profiles of Collaboratives around the country in order to create mechanisms for:
  • Sharing information and expertise ECFC has access to at the national level with you to filter to your local and state Collaborative members;
  • Linking local, state, and national funders so that local funders can benefit from national lessons and national funders can benefit from “on the ground” knowledge and coordination – especially if they are investing in your state or city.
  • Connecting EC Funders Collaboratives around the country to share with and learn from each other. 
Participating in this survey implies permission for ECFC to make this information available to ECFC member foundations and other EC Funder Collaboratives via our website and upon request per our broader website policy to not share personal contact information for foundation or grantmaking organization staff without permission in order to avoid unsolicited grant seekers.  See below for information that will be displayed publicly vs. upon request only.

Upon participating in this directory survey, you will be subscribed to two sharing mechanisms (you can opt out at any time):
  • Collaboratives News & Updates list - used by ECFC to share updates and events of interest to your Collaborative members
  • Collaboratives Google Group email list (listserv) for connecting directly with other Collaboratives
If you have any questions about these questions for the ECFC Collaboratives projects, please contact:
  • Shannon Rudisill, ECFC Executive Director, Shannon.rudisill@ecfunders.org
  • Rena Large, ECFC Consultant, rena_large001@outlook.com
TECHNICAL NOTES:
  • Once you begin this survey, do not close your internet browser (you will lose your data). 
  • Click DONE at the end of the survey to submit your responses.


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* 1. Collaborative Main Contact (for ECFC internal tracking):

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* 2. Additional contact (if more than two, you can confirm additional contacts for the update and sharing lists when ECFC confirms receipt of your directory responses):

PUBLIC DIRECTORY (Accessible to any visitor to ECFC website)

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* 3. Collaborative Information

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* 4. If the Collaborative does not have a website, is there a contact person you would like to be displayed in the public directory? (if not, then website visitors will be directed to ECFC to request contact information)

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* 5. Please briefly describe (100-150 words) the Collaborative's history and mission in the early childhood field (including priority areas):

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* 6. Geography of the Collaborative (check all that apply):

PRIVATE DIRECTORY (Available upon request to ECFC members and staff/main contacts for local & state EC funders collaboratives)

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* 7. Operational structure of the Collaborative: Please describe briefly how the Collaborative is structured/staffed (e.g. housed within, staffed by a regional association of grantmakers, housed within and staff by one or more foundation staff, etc.)

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* 8. Is there a fee, buy-in or other requirements for being a member of the Collaborative?

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* 9. Number of Collaborative Members?

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* 10. Composition of Collaborative Members (types of funders):

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* 11. Typical size of Collaborative members?

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* 12. Would you be willing to share your Collaboratives member list (for ECFC internal review only)? Allowable file options: PDF, Word Document (DOC, DOCX)

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* 13. What kind of activities does the Collaborative engage in?

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* 14. Does the Collaborative engage in pooled or aligned funding?

COLLABORATIVE FOCUS AREAS

Does the Collaborative focus on any of the following EC issues/areas? (categories and topics mirror ECFC membership directory for making peer connections)

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* 15. Early Care and Education

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* 16. Health

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* 17. Parenting and Family Engagement

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* 18. Family economic success

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* 19. Other early childhood issues, strategies/approaches:

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* 20. Equity (as a specific frame or focal area for investment)

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* 21. Has your Collaborative conducted any research or field analyses on EC Collaboratives (how they operate, etc.) that you would be willing to share?  File upload options: PDF, Word (Doc, Docx). (See below for multiple file options or other information).

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* 22. Has your Collaborative conducted any research or field analyses on EC services in your community or state that you would be willing to share?  File upload options: PDF, Word (Doc, Docx). (See below for multiple file options or other information).

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If you have multiple files to share, or other information about items you are willing to share, you may also contact ECFC Consultant, Rena Large at rena_large001@outlook.com.
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