Foundation Staff to Co-Present on Collective Impact Work

March 29, 2018

2 Kimberly Bash

Community Foundation staff member Kimberly Bash will collaborate with other funders from around the country to present at the 2018 Collective Impact Convening on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

The Community Foundation and United Way of Hancock County were selected to be a part of an Action Learning Lab cohort with the six other funders in 2017. Bash will partner with peers from the cohort to present “The What, Why and How of Advancing Funder Openness.” This session will include lessons learned from the cohort, including practical insights for funders and how they engage with their grantees. Co-presenters include Robert Albright (Collective Impact Forum), Bill Koll (McCormick Foundation), Perry Gunn (Backbone grantee with the McCormick Foundation) and Ron McClain (Institute of Mental Hygiene). More information on the conference can be found here.

“In the few years that we have been implementing collective impact in Hancock County, we have seen significant change in collaboration among all sectors,” said Bash. “It is a pleasure to be able to represent the community to share the work we are doing locally with groups from around the country.”

Bash has worked at The Community Foundation for 16 years. Her current role is Program Director of Collective Impact and Community Collaboration. Prior to becoming a Program Director, Bash served as ECLIPSe Coordinator, Youth Services Officer and Senior Program Officer. She grew up in Mt. Blanchard and currently lives in Arlington. She is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Bash serves as the Foundation representative on a number of local task forces and coalitions.