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Resources for Partners

Getting Started

Thank you for being a part of Seattle Parks Foundation’s Community Partner Network! We love being your fiscal sponsor and supporting the phenomenal work you’re doing in our neighborhoods. We’ve filled this page with resources and guides to help you through all the phases of your project.

Our Role vs. Your Role

An overview of our responsibilities, your responsibilities, and the services we can provide.


Document Checklist

A handy guide to help you keep track of your project documents.


The Life of an Open Space Project

A case study outlining the steps in a Department of Neighborhood Matching Funds Grant


Photo Release

You should obtain a signed copy of this document from any volunteer or group member before you publish their photograph. It also includes a place for parents to sign on behalf of their children.



Video and written tutorials on almost every kind of software, including Microsoft Excel, as well as website building and business writing. They are available for a fee, or you can get free access through the Seattle Public Library when you sign in through the Online Learning portal at spl.org.

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Google Voice

Create a phone number that will forward calls to your personal number so you don’t have to publish your personal number. This service is free for personal use.

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A free project and team management tool to help you track progress and allow team members to coordinate their tasks.

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A customizable Gantt chart / workflow planner for long-range scheduling. This tool is helpful from the vision and planning stages through design and Limited access is free; full access is available for a fee.

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Google Docs

Create, share, and collaboratively edit documents. A variety of templates are available, including for Free with a Gmail account.

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Tools for Fundraising and Communications

Whether you’re planning a social media campaign, organizing an event, or creating relationships with donors, these tools can help lead you through the process. If you have any events you want us to share, send them to us at communications@seattleparksfoundation.org.

Event Planning Timeline

A guide to establishing a timeline and tasks for a success event, including the resources and services that Seattle Parks Foundation can provide.


Additional Fundraising Guidance

How to access your donor data, information on workplace giving, and more.


Example of a Well-Designed Graphic


Example of Effective Email Outreach



Create invitations, announcements, and labels using a selection of templates, design elements, and photos—some of them free, some available for a fee. Upload and incorporate your own photos and logos, and export your design as a PDF.

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The free Photo Editor tool lets you crop, resize, and adjust your photos.

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Seattle Parks Foundation Logo

Download and save this logo file to use in your web and print communications.

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SPF Logo Usage Guide

Use our logo with confidence and style by referencing this Logo Usage Guide.

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