HUD sponsored

2017-2018 ConnectHome - Philanthropic Partnerships


August 23, 2018 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT



This webinar series served as guidance to help ConnectHome participating communities achieve their goals in connecting households to broadband and assisting communities in their digital literacy efforts. Presenters discussed topics in the ConnectHome Playbook and best practice examples from participating communities.

Partnerships between philanthropy, government, and nonprofits provide the capacity to achieve far greater outcomes together than organizations can achieve on their own. In many instances, solutions for problems are rarely under the singular control of one sector and require joint efforts to address. This webinar provided an overview of public-philanthropic partnerships and information on how to harness this innovative way of working to support the work of ConnectHome.

Training Objectives

  • Understand ConnectHome Playbook chapter topics and application
  • Understand concepts to help meet ConnectHome program goals
  • Learn ConnectHome community best practices

Topics included:

  • Information on what a public-philanthropic partnership is
  • Benefits to partnering with philanthropy beyond just funding
  • Types of foundations you might partner with
  • How to leverage existing philanthropic networks
  • Roles foundations can play to support your work
  • Best practices, tips, and advice for working with philanthropy

This webinar was followed by a session at the ConnectHome conference in Washington, DC that built on your learning from the webinar and went deeper into what strategies you can execute to begin and advance philanthropic partnerships in your community.

Who Should Attend?

Public Housing Authority (PHA) staff and community members responsible for ConnectHome program implementation should have attended. Community members from non-ConnectHome communities interested in bridging the digital divide for PHA or other HUD-assisted housing programs were welcome to attend.

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Christina Payamps-Smith | cpayamps@enterprisecommunity.org | 202-407-8721

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