What We Do and Why

Interested in learning more about the nuts and bolts of TPC? We’re going to provide occasional behind-the-scenes looks at what we do and why so that we maximize our relationships with grantees as well as the value of your membership. This month, we feature the Liaison Program.

Liaisons are the main point of contact – the conduit – between our grantees and members. Liaisons have a variety of roles:

  • keeping our grantees up to date on TPC activities and helpful resources
  • updating each grantee’s “Wish List” of specific services and items that TPC might fulfill
  • monitoring the progress of the project funded by our grant
  • interviewing and writing about a grantee for our monthly Link newsletter

There are two Liaisons for each grantee, and because this is such a popular opportunity, please respond quickly to the summer survey when we recruit for these roles.

When you read this month’s interview with PAIR Project, note the comment from ED Anita Sharma that TPC provides more than just critical funding. Again and again, grantees report that TPC members’ involvement – as volunteers, Board members, donors, and advisors – is unlike any other support they have received from a funder.

It is the work of our Liaisons that facilitates these lasting, important connections between our grantees and members. Thank you! See who the current Liaisons (for TPC members only) are and read about the program if you might be interested in applying for this role in the summer.