The New York Foundling & She's the First
At 147 years old, The Foundling is one of New York City’s oldest and largest child welfare organizations, providing a wide range of services to more than 27,000 children and families each year. They teamed up with She’s the First, a younger organization in the nonprofit space, that has a mission to help educate women and girls around the world by providing scholarships, mentorship opportunities and empowerment initiatives to girls in low-income countries.
The two organizations partnered at the beginning of 2016, when The Foundling began serving as a “host” to She’s the First in their Manhattan offices, providing access to desk space, phones, technology support, conference space, and storage. The partnership encompasses mentorship opportunities as well as physical resources. The Foundling staff have provided business advice to She’s the First employees on topics such as how to implement more effective human resources processes, while She’s the First staff have provided The Foundling with valuable insight around social media, including their inaugural social media campaign to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Their collaboration demonstrates the positive and mutually beneficial impact that this movement will have on participating organizations across the country.
Bethany Lampland, COO of The Foundling, and Tammy Tibbetts, CEO of She's the First, first met 18 months ago and developed the Adopt a Cause movement inspired by their work together.