Making The Case For Equity And Grassroots Organizing: Funder Stories and Strategies - A Webinar Hosted by HEFN

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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**This program is hosted by our partner, Health and Environmental Funders Network, who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.**

Philanthropy is abuzz right now about racial and gender equity and the grassroots. Some of this reflects deepening recognition of moral and political imperatives. For funders focused on issues like toxics, fracking, or drinking water, it also reflects experience seeing many groups of impacted people act as whistle-blowers, community scientists, powerful advocates, valued allies, and innovative problem-solvers. That experience aligns with the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s reports of $1 invested in organizing and advocacy yielding $115 or more in societal benefits.   

Amidst the buzz, we also see funders facing challenges in actually moving more money into impacted communities. Join us for a webinar to learn from and talk with colleagues who’ve been building their chops at making those money-moving cases. The webinar will feature participants in HEFN’s 2018 community of practice program on “Making the Case for Advancing Racial and Gender Equity and Grassroots Organizing” which worked closely with HEFN staff and expert coaches from the Justice Funders. 

  • Lessons about how varied funder decision-makers see the value of equity-advancing grants in the context of foundation goals
  • Strategies used to navigate challenges in funder's case-making, as well as reports on how this is playing out in their grantmaking


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All interested funders. 


Registration is required by October 22nd.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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