Online Program

Role of Foundations in catalyzing a community wide advocacy education effort (facilitated by Greg DiDomenico)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Greg DiDomenico, Community Memorial Foundation, Hinsdale, IL
Judith Gethner, Illinois Partners for Human Service, Chicago, IL
Judie Caribeaux, Family Shelter Service, Wheaton, IL
Bradley Bloom, Village of Hinsdale, Hinsdale, IL
Foundations play a key role in community building and strengthening the social impact sector. Capacity building is one strategy that reinforces these efforts and reaffirms its partnership to build healthier organizations. Community Memorial Foundation worked with its grantee leaders to implement a capacity building program aimed at cultivating relationships with key stakeholders, developing an advocacy plan and integrating advocacy work into the day to day operations of the organization.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss planning and implementation strategies that developed from this effort, the role that coaching can play in developing an advocacy plan and the role that board members can play as the “secret sauce” to these efforts.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: In my role as President and CEO, I am leading the Foundation's new vision- that together with the community, the Foudation will transform the western suburbs of Chicago into the healthiest region in the country. My experience in leading nonprofits and engaging communities around a mission-driven purpose is compatable with the Foundation's belief that we are in the business of making a difference.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.