Administrative Relief and Philanthropy Webinar Series - Making the Case for Immigrant-Related Grantmaking: A Funder Conversation on Messaging and Communication Strategies that Work

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT
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Grappling with how to make the case to support immigrant-related work within your foundation? Wondering how other funders are connecting immigration issues—including implementation of the new executive actions—to diverse grantmaking priorities, from education and health to economic opportunity and children, youth, and families? On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a new policy that could allow nearly five million undocumented immigrants, mostly parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, to apply for temporary work permits and reprieve from deportation. The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions also expands eligibility for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), among other provisions. This is the third program in a webinar series organized by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) to highlight the implications of the executive actions for philanthropy.

  • New research from the FrameWorks Institute on public understanding of immigration issues, and learn about an empirically-based framework developed to foster more productive conversation on this topic.
  • Conversations with other funders about messaging, talking points, and other communication strategies that have proven effective in making the case for immigrant-related grantmaking in different contexts.
  • Practical strategies for approaching foundation leadership on these issues—and for using communications to enhance the impact of funding initiatives in this dynamic field.


  • Susan Nall Bales, President, FrameWorks Institute
  • Nat Kendall-Taylor, Vice President, FrameWorks Institute 
  • Darren Sandow (moderator), Executive Director, Hagedorn Foundation

Designed for

All interested funders. 


2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST) Program

Please register by Monday, March 23. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you the morning of the webinar.

Members/Guests of Organizers: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. Please indicate which organizer you were invited by. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Create an account or log in above and click the Register Now link. ($150 fee) Please contact Caleb Beaudoin with any registration questions:

In Collaboration with 

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Council on Foundations, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation, Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families, Hispanics in Philanthropy, International Human Rights Funders Group, Neighborhood Funders Group, Northern California Grantmakers, Philanthropy New York, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and The Fund for New Citizens.