We share resources and guidance to help organizations develop communications strategies that contribute to positive, lasting social impact. Our research-informed publications are distributed nationally to nonprofits, funders, philanthropists and public service organizations working for positive, lasting social impact. They can be downloaded below.

Latino College Completion U.S. National Fact Sheet

Excelencia in Education, a Crimsonbridge Foundation Community Partner August 2020

This fact sheet, produced with support from Crimsonbridge Foundation, summarizes the findings of Excelencia in Education’s latest research Latino College Completion: United States. It outlines statistics on the Latino population in the United States and explores the enrollment and graduation trends of associate and bachelor degree granting institutions. The fact sheet includes recommendations for increasing Latino degree attainment to 6.2 million by 2030.  

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Case Study on Cross-Sector Partnership

Case Study: Cross-Sector Partnership to Develop Teachers and Unlock Student Potential through Brain Science

Crimsonbridge Foundation June 2019

This case study, told from the funder’s perspective, documents a philanthropist’s path in establishing and maintaining a successful long-term collaboration, offers examples of the unique roles funders can play, and shares insights on actions that donors and foundations can take to ensure partnership success.

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Continuamos Juntos — Moving Forward Together: Lessons on Advancing Latino Success from California’s LATIDO Project

Oscar Cerna, Research Associate of MDRC, a Crimsonbridge Foundation Community Partner May 2019

This study, conducted with support from Crimsonbridge Foundation, evaluates Latino education programs at five Hispanic Serving Institutions (HISs) in California supporting undergraduate Latino students. It includes data gathered through interviews with students, faculty, staff, and administrators at each college. The study outlines five cross-cutting themes that emerged from the research as well as lessons learned on culturally responsive approaches to Latino Student Success.

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Supporting Latino College Achievement Insights from the LATIDO Roundtable

Oscar Cerna, Research Associate, and Katie Beal, External Affairs Associate, of MDRC, a Crimsonbridge Foundation Community Partner April 2018

This policy brief, conducted with support from the Crimsonbridge Foundation, covers the results of a roundtable discussion between researchers, policymakers, and college faculty and administrators about what Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in California can do to promote Latino student achievement and be truly “Hispanic serving.” A few themes that emerged were: HSIs should work to align goals, commit to diversity, adopt holistic approaches, and collect more useful data. This is the first part of a broader study on California’s efforts to improve college outcomes from Latinos.

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Lost in Translation? Tips for Effective Translation Work

Crimsonbridge Foundation February 2018

This resource features a critical part of the Foundation’s work: building organizational capacity by supporting organizations in translating Spanish language web content accurately and professionally; designing Spanish language microsites; and creating bilingual videos. This resource provides tips for reaching Spanish-speaking families through various communication strategies.

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10 Strategies to Reach and Engage Hispanic Communities

Crimsonbridge Foundation October 2017

Many organizations have been successfully working with Latino communities for decades, while others are learning how best to connect and engage with new communities. Fortunately, there are numerous strategies with proven results. This resource offers ten tips for how organizations can improve and strengthen their communication strategies to effectively engage with Hispanic communities.

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Communication Basics for Foundations

Danielle Reyes and Sara Redington September 2016

Produced by the Crimsonbridge Foundation and the Miles Foundation and presented at the Exponent Philanthropy Annual Conference, this resource highlights steps to building a communication strategy driven by your foundation’s mission and vision. It specifically explores how communication plays a role in amplifying impact in philanthropy, key components of a communication strategy, and best practices and practical tips.

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Reaching and Engaging with Hispanic Communities: A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders

Alicia Torres, PhD, Luz Guerra, MA, Selma Caal, PhD, and Weilin Li, PhD (Child Trends and the Crimsonbridge Foundation) July 2016

This guide was designed to help service providers and educators build effective communication strategies to better reach the Hispanic children and families they serve. It provides practical guidance for nonprofits, funders and policymakers working to help Spanish-speaking families access essential programs in education, health, job training, and more.

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