Securing Our People, Securing the Future - A Webinar Hosted by GCIR

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm EDT
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.*

The world can often feel like an unsafe place, with the risk of random acts of violence looming in our psyches and fed by news cycles eager to deliver sensationalistic content. For those with marginalized identities or political beliefs, there is an added layer of risk for targeted harassment, threats and violence that often stem from right-wing hostilities. From the Pulse nightclub shooting, to the Charleston church massacre, to the recent killings of Palestinian Americans in Illinois and Vermont, our history is littered with painful manifestations of hate. For organizations led by and for communities at risk of violence, their physical places of work, as well as their online presence, present real risks to their safety and security. With election-year xenophobic rhetoric picking up amidst a backdrop of an international humanitarian crisis, philanthropy plays a pivotal role in determining whether frontline organizations will have the resources they need to shore up their physical and digital safety. 

As indicated in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, safety and security are foundational to higher-level activities, be it offering humanitarian relief, providing legal assistance, or advancing narrative change strategies.

What will you learn?

  • How movement leaders and funders are approaching safety and security
  • How other grantmakers can contribute to the well-being of the movement ecosystem


Who should attend?

All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by May 14th. 

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 email with any questions.

In collaboration with

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees