Toolkit for Building
Philanthropy Relationships

Toolkit for Building
Philanthropy Relationships

Produced by
The NAIP Foundation Leadership Alliance Committee
Produced by
The NAIP Foundation Leadership Alliance Committee

Who We Are

With funding from the Public Welfare Foundation, the National Association of IOLTA Programs has funded projects throughout the United States to educate and advance private philanthropic support of civil legal aid.

Mini Grants

The first round of NAIP Leadership Project “mini” grants to 11 IOLTA programs was completed in 2015 and culminated in a national summit of the leaders of IOLTA programs and grantmaker associations in 2016. The project resulted in new and strengthened relationships with national and regional grantmaker associations and their members. Summit participants created a wealth of materials to guide other programs in establishing these relationships and improve messaging about civil legal aid, which are collected in this online Toolkit.

We expect to add to the Toolkit after the completion of projects through a second round of mini grants in 2017 and the results of a research study on messaging civil legal aid to the philanthropic community.

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Interviews with Philanthropic Leaders on Civil Legal Aid

From Lake Research Partners on private philanthropy’s views on civil legal aid.

Our mission

Events & Opportunities

Announcements of upcoming meetings and conferences of COF, Forum, IOLTA, EJC, MIE, etc.
Our mission

IOLTA and Philanthropy

Research studies and other data that document the value of civil legal aid that can be useful in making the case for private funding.
Our mission

Mini Grant Resources

A collection of final reports and attachments of the NAIP Foundation Leadership Project grants, which describe project goals, activities and outcomes, lessons learned, innovations and materials developed.
Our vision

Research on Value of Civil Legal Aid

Research studies and other data that document the value of civil legal aid that can be useful in making the case for private funding.

NAIP Foundation Leadership Alliance Committee

NAIP has created a standing committee to continue to forge and advance partnerships between the philanthropic community and IOLTA founders. Members are:

Chuck Dunlap, Chair Indiana Bar Foundation;
Harriet Robinson, Maryland Legal Services Corporation
Dave Biemesderfer, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Bridget Gernander, Minnesota IOLTA Program
Beverly Groudine, American Bar Association
Lara Kalwinski, Council on Foundations
Marissa Manlove, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
Scott Wylie, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana
Marilyn Smith, Indiana Bar Foundation