Extend Your Grantmaking Effectiveness by Funding Policy and Community Engagement

Thursday, April 19, 2012 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Learn how foundations can best utilize limited dollars and maximize the impact of their grants on the heels of an economic crisis. A recent National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy report shows how 110 nonprofit organizations, from 13 states, over a 5-year period, brought more than $26.6 billion in benefits—and even more unquantifiable, multi-generational benefits—to low-wage workers, communities of color, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities.
Join NCRP Executive Director Aaron Dorfman and a panel of funders to explore research and direct experiences that demonstrate how grantmaking, including public policy advocacy and community engagement, increases the impact of social justice philanthropy in a host of program areas--from education to economic development, from juvenile justice to minority rights. NCRP’s report, Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Results by Funding Policy and Community Engagement,  will serve as a jumping-off point for the discussion. 
Discover how social justice philanthropy can serve multiple audiences as panelists share their experiences and explain how targeted funding to marginalized communities helped foundations advance their mission.


  • Specific strategies, tools, and language funders have used to achieve greater results with limited grant dollars
  • Best practices for developing inclusive partnerships between community leaders, nonprofits, and foundations
  • Motivations driving funders to engage in the policy arena
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program Co-Sponsored by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.



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