The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) seeks independent contractor(s) to develop a foundation funding pipeline to support FFI’s expanding national Network program area and to develop a grant proposal that will be the basis for FFI’s applications for foundation funding in support of FFI’s national Network. We will contract with 1 or 2 development professionals, depending on the experience and availability.
Organizational Information The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is working to break cycles of poverty and violence through a novel approach that doesn’t require new programs or significant new funding. It does require taking action on two factors FFI has discovered:
1) The small number of organizations that are effective with highly marginalized people share a common DNA: they support people in the full frame of their lives. 2) Many more organizations are primed for this full frame practice, but they are stymied by systemic barriers.
The Full Frame Initiative removes these barriers, unleashing the blocked potential of organizations across the country and allowing marginalized people and communities to thrive. In partnership with practical visionaries in government, non-profits and communities, we are already proving that change can happen in years, not decades.
FFI is building a social movement and a national Network of human service organizations that are Full Frame and those that would be Full Frame if they had additional internal and external support. The Network of organizations provides peer-to-peer learning to refine and sustain Full Frame practice; works with FFI to document and demonstrate how the Full Frame Approach and Five Domains of Wellbeing can be applied to practice across issue areas to improve outcomes; co-develops with FFI specific practice tools that can be adopted and used throughout the field; and sets a collective change agenda to address the most pressing barriers that get in the way of Full Frame practice.
The goal of the foundation funding pipeline engagement is to identify a minimum of eight strong prospective foundation funders for the Full Frame Initiative’s Network and additional prospective foundation funders that will take longer cultivation but that could become strong prospects in the next year, and to recommend a strategy for each prospect.
The goal of the grantwriting engagement is to support the Full Frame Initiative’s work to raise at least 75% of the costs of its Network program area through donor-directed or temporarily restricted foundation funding. In 2013, this totals approximately $300,000.