Our first newsletter in 2016 highlights what happens when you start from what’s going well in order to support lasting community transformation. Read it here to learn about our new toolkit for philanthropy, find exciting updates about the project in California, meet our newest superstar team members and more!
We are delighted to announce the release of SHIFT: FROM SHORT-TERM CHANGE TO LASTING WELLBEING THROUGH THE FULL FRAME APPROACH A toolkit to help the philanthropic community support transformative practice.
This toolkit was developed for the philanthropic community and other stakeholders interested in supporting long-term, sustainable change for people living at the intersection of poverty, violence, trauma and oppression.
An increasing number of organizations are moving beyond short-term fixes to support wellbeing by applying the Full Frame Approach. The Full Frame Approach is a way of working with people facing multiple challenges that supports them in the full frame of their lives, recognizing that people who face complex problems need support as multi-faceted as the lives they lead. Through the Full Frame Approach, programs attend to the Five Domains of Wellbeing—social connectedness, safety, stability, mastery and meaningful access to relevant resources—while minimizing the tradeoffs that come with change.
By focusing on whole people and wellbeing—not discrete problems—programs that take the Full Frame Approach are able to support deep and lasting change, even for people and families who have been previously involved in systems and services for years.
- Learn more about the Full Frame Approach, and how it supports wellbeing and lasting change
- Identify Full Frame Approach indicators in practice, through case examples
- Find concrete tips and actionable steps for supporting the Full Frame Approach
- Reference sample grant guidelines, application questions and grantee reports
FFI created this resource through a collaborative effort with our partners in philanthropy and with four exemplary community-based nonprofit organizations in Greater Boston—Julie’s Family Learning Program (South Boston), On The Rise (Cambridge), REACH Beyond Domestic Violence (Waltham) and The Salasin Center of Western Massachusetts Training Consortium (Greenfield).
The goal of the toolkit is to inspire a meaningful transformation in the way in which human service programs operate and are supported so that many more people and communities facing multiple challenges can break cycles of poverty, violence, trauma and oppression. We hope you find it thought-provoking and inspiring in our shared goal to successfully address the entrenched social problems that prevent people living at the margins from achieving their full potential and wellbeing.
We welcome your feedback on the toolkit and invite you to continue the conversation with the Full Frame Initiative by sharing your insights, expertise and questions. Let us know your thoughts and reactions, and how you plan to use this toolkit to support this transformative practice.
For more information, please contact:
Anna Melbin, Director of Strategic Capacity Building
Our latest newsletter showcases the ways in which our partners are breaking down silos, pushing beyond organizational boundaries and unleashing the potential for change, all to increase access to wellbeing for people living at the intersection of poverty, trauma, violence and oppression. Read it here to learn more, catch our latest blog post, meet new faces and find out who’s spreading the word!
Our latest newsletter focuses on the ways our partners are using the Five Domains of Wellbeing framework to make change happen in systems, programs and communities. Read it here to learn more, catch our latest blog post, and meet our newest team member, plus other exciting updates!
FFI and our five project partners are pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for teams of 5-8 people, based in California, to participate in the new Learning from What Goes Well project. The teams will learn new ways to address domestic violence and other forms of violence and oppression in their own communities, and will be a part of a learning community with FFI and the project partners. The deadline for applications is August 10, 2015. Learn more about this opportunity!
If you are passionate about FFI’s mission and want to lend your talent to breaking cycles of poverty, violence and trauma through systems change, check out the four open positions posted here. We are looking for a Grants Coordinator, an Executive Assistant, an Office Manager and a Network Engagement Manager. Know someone with smarts, heart and boundless enthusiasm looking to make a career move? Send them our way!
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