Political candidates used to tout their bipartisan credentials on the campaign trail to earn votes. Today, “bipartisan” is almost a dirty word. Yet practical and legislative realities have remained the same—to advance lasting and meaningful policy solutions, compromise is essential.
Learn how advocates and funders have achieved progress on a range of issues—immigration, criminal justice, and climate—at the state and federal levels by working with groups from across the political spectrum, and hear how their experiences can be applied to other policy areas. For your review, please find Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Building Bridges on Immigration report on support for alliance building on immigration, the history of this work, and opportunities for the future.
What will you learn?
- The importance of using the right message (and messenger) for the right audience
- Building trust among advocates across political ideology
- Avoiding the pitfalls of extreme partisanship among policymakers
- Where and how philanthropy can play a role in partnering with advocates towards success
Who should attend?
All interested funders, regardless of role within your foundation. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.
- Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition
- Tanya Coke, Director, Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice, Ford Foundation
- Kristie De Peña, Vice President, Niskanen Center
- Andrew Geraghty (Moderator), Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York
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