We collaborate with nonprofit organizations to develop their capacity to effectively reach, engage with, and serve the community. The primary goal is to enable organizations and schools to develop the most effective communication strategies and tools so that all families can access information about available programs and services.

THE BRIDGES PROGRAM

Families who are new to the community or who have limited English proficiency may not be aware of available services offered by nonprofits. As a result, these families may participate in and access programs at lower rates than their peers. Through the Bridges Program, we invest in communications capacity building and provide technical assistance to nonprofits committed to connecting and engaging with Latino youth and families. Developing bilingual and Spanish language staffing, brochures, web content, audio, and video, greatly improves nonprofit capacity to serve and engage Hispanic families.

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COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH AND STRATEGIES

We share resources and guidance to help organizations develop communications strategies that contribute to positive, lasting social impact. Resources can be downloaded free of charge.

INCREASING NONPROFIT EFFECTIVENESS

Opportunities for learning and collaboration are vital for nonprofit success and effectiveness, yet affordable professional development options are limited. To provide organizations with this essential support, Crimsonbridge became an inaugural funder of the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s Learning Commons program in 2017. The Learning Commons capacity-building series of trainings and workshops serves the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s extensive network of hundreds of nonprofits in the Greater Washington region. To date, 98% of Learning Commons participants have reported they will be more effective in their roles.

“I always feel energized and directed when I leave a Catalogue of Philanthropy training. I’ve got concrete steps that I can execute well that… will have significant impact.”

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