Effective Systems

Into the Fray: How a Funders Coalition Restored Momentum for Early Learning in Minnesota

https://www.fcd-us.org/into-the-fray-how-a-funders-coalition-restored-momentum-for-early-learning-in-minnesota/

The Into the Fray: How a Funders Coalition Restored Momentum for Early Learning in Minnesota case study tells the story of Minnesota philanthropic funders who built the case and mobilized constituencies for high-impact early learning investments in the state.

Beyond the direct funding of services, these foundations changed the course of public debate with a strategic, disciplined focus on research, political processes and policy development, ultimately guiding Minnesota toward awards of three multi-million dollar early learning grants in 2011.

The Minnesota experience offers important lessons for those seeking to advance the cause of early childhood education in their communities and states.

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