Civic & Community Engagement (CCE) Collaborative

Civic & Community Engagement (CCE) Collaborative


Harnessing the Power of Philanthropy for Transformative Change

At Philanthropy Southwest, we believe that philanthropy has the unique ability to drive positive change by bringing together the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. That's why we are thrilled to introduce the Civic & Community Engagement Collaborative (CCE), a new program designed to empower philanthropic organizations in the southwestern United States to become transformative changemakers.

The CCE Collaborative, a program of PSW, is dedicated to empowering change through collaboration. 

rpose is to bring together philanthropic leaders, organizations, and community stakeholders to explore and enact innovative strategies for civic and community engagement. By leveraging the collective wisdom and resources of our members, we aim to drive lasting impact and create positive change in the communities we serve.


The Cohort: Starting the Conversation

In 2022, Philanthropy Southwest convened a member-led cohort to initiate the conversation on civic and community engagement within philanthropy. The cohort explored innovative approaches, identified best practices, and established a roadmap for driving impactful change.

The Analysis Report: Guiding Philanthropic Organizations

The culmination of their efforts is the Civic & Community Engagement Analysis Report. This comprehensive report, funded by the Houston Endowment, serves as a blueprint for philanthropic organizations in the region. It highlights strategies, case studies, and actionable recommendations to help the industry become a driving force for social progress.



We are excited to announce the launch of Phase 2 of the Civic & Community Engagement Collaborative. 

This phase is about taking action, deepening the conversation, and fostering collaboration to create lasting change. Here's what you can expect:

Special Training: Sparking Innovation and Action

Engage with industry leaders, experts, and change agents in thought-provoking training designed to spark innovation and inspire action. These sessions will explore emerging trends, share success stories, and provide practical guidance on implementing effective civic and community engagement strategies.

Interactive Discussions: Fostering Collaboration and Knowledge-Sharing 

Join facilitated discussions that unite diverse voices from philanthropy, government, nonprofits, and the community. These dialogues will foster collaboration, encourage knowledge sharing, and promote the creation of new partnerships.

Additional Research: Driving Knowledge and Insight

We understand the importance of staying at the forefront of knowledge and insight. That's why Phase 2 of CCE will include targeted research initiatives to deepen our understanding of critical issues and identify emerging opportunities for impact. Through rigorous analysis and data-driven approaches, we will continue to drive change and empower philanthropic



The Civic & Community Engagement Collaborative is your organization’s opportunity to be at the forefront of change. By participating in this innovative program, you will gain valuable insights, forge meaningful connections, and contribute to building a better future for our communities.

Driving Change through Collective Action

When you join the CCE Collaborative, a program of PSW, you become part of a dynamic network of changemakers who are passionate about driving meaningful change. Here's what we offer philanthropic leaders:

Collaboration: Access a vibrant community of like-minded individuals and organizations committed to advancing civic and community engagement. Collaborate, share insights, and learn from one another to amplify your impact.

Thought Leadership: Benefit from the expertise of industry thought leaders and subject matter experts who will guide you through the latest trends, best practices, and cutting-edge strategies in civic and community engagement.

Collective Impact: Harness the power of collective action to address complex social challenges. By pooling resources, knowledge, and networks, we can create transformative change that goes beyond individual efforts.

Access to Resources: Gain exclusive access to curated research, case studies, and tools that will enhance your understanding and implementation of effective civic and community engagement strategies.



Join the Conversation

Together, we can harness the power of philanthropy to create lasting, positive change. Join us in the Civic & Community Engagement Collaborative and be a part of the transformative movement.



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