8 Bridges Workshop is supporting the launch of this new independent foundation that will serve the Greater Philadelphia region. IPMF was formed with the proceeds from the FCC’s spectrum auction, whereby WYBE Channel 35 successfully raised $131 million. The new foundation will support the independent media, community expression, and the ecosystem of media makers in the region.
8 Bridges worked with the McKnight Foundation’s communications staff and program directors team to understand how program areas approach media and strategic communications and to identify and propose a learning agenda for the team, in part based on similar work among comparable place-based foundations in the U.S.
Working with Dot Connector Studio, we conducted desk research, wrote blog posts, and interviewed experts on the global trends most likely to impact the Wikimedia Foundation's long-term strategic prospects and plans. Read our work on the Wikimedia strategy website (scroll to "Foundation Research Into Major Trends), and read the final report here.
We worked with Schubert Club's board, staff, and planning task force to develop and complete a five-year strategic plan for this concert presentation and music education organization.
We prepared a background paper suggesting approaches and offering examples as background for a board discussion about whether and how the foundation might add operating support grants to its portfolio.
Charlotte Street Foundation
Mercury Chamber Orchestra
Developing Radio Partners
Independence Public Media Foundation