Keeping the Doors Open: Sustainability Tips for Fatherhood Programs

[text] National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Keeping the Doors Open: Sustainability Tips for Fatherhood Programs  September 2017 [photo] Father with son on shoulders on the beach
September 20, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
According to research studies noted in the NRFC’s Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit, although the range and impact of responsible fatherhood programs has grown significantly in the U.S. over the last 30 years, programs have often “struggled to sustain their services through the ups and downs of funding cycles” and “those with the most longevity have had the benefit of dynamic and involved leadership, support from the local funding community, an effective program model, and an ability to form and maintain strong community partnerships.” 
 
This Webinar featured a conversation with a funder and two seasoned practitioners as we explored ways to adapt to changing circumstances in order to “keep the doors open.”
 
Presenters:
  • Michelle Foster, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Charleston, WV
  • Andrew Freeberg, The FATHER Project, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 
  • Kathy Lambert, Connections to Success, St. Charles, MO
 
Facilitator: Patrick Patterson, National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse