NFG’s May Newsletter: Organizing funders & building community — Neighborhood Funders Group reflects on 2024 so far

Dear friend, A political home derives some of its greatest strength from the intentional care and participation of its members. When we say that Neighborhood Funders Group offers ​​grantmakers a political home — a place to connect, strategize, and take action — it is with recognition that joyful, inspiring organizing spaces are created in community. For NFG…

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NFG January Newsletter: take action and build community with NFG this winter

Dear friend, Winter often represents a time of challenging transition as we navigate the darkness and dormancy, but now is not the time for hibernation. Our sector must continue moving money to racial, gender, economic, disability, and climate justice and organizing to liberate philanthropic assets. At NFG, we are energized by the bold and strategic…

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NFG’s December Newsletter: NFG reflects on 2023 and plans for the path ahead

Dear friend, I am writing this message to you having just returned from NFG’s final all-staff gathering of 2023. We met in New Orleans to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments over the past year; engage staff in our organizational development and transition process; and spend some in-person time planning for 2024 and deepening our relationships as…

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NFG’s August Newsletter: NFG members take action this summer

Teams from NFG and CHANGE Philanthropy pose together for a group photo on an outside terrace at the Hotel Ballast.

Hello friend, Last month marked my four year anniversary as part of team NFG! Part of my role as Director of Membership and Communications is to onboard new members who have recently joined NFG to co-conspire with our network of grantmakers to accelerate racial, gender, economic, disability, and climate justice. I also meet with our…

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DDP June 2023 Event Update

Hi friend, If events in Atlanta, GA and countless instances of mass criminalization reveal anything, now is the moment for philanthropy to lean deeper into invest-divest frameworks. Decades of research and generations of grassroots leaders have affirmed that housing is critically important to make communities  safer and healthier. However, instead of substantial investments in community land stewardship, tenant protections, or food justice,…

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DDP May 2023 Newsletter

NFG logo. A circle comprised of three overlapping half moons that are varying shades of orange, purple, and green.

Hi friend, Join us for an in-depth discussion and interactive workshop for philanthropy to identify roles their institutions can serve in advancing community-led land stewardship models. Based on their recent report entitled  “Community Ownership: Emerging Models and Roles for Philanthropy” Inclusive Capital Collective and Roanhorse Consulting will introduce how community land stewardship models are proven…

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NFG’s April Newsletter: a moment of connection with our convening Co-Chairs

Dear friend, NFG’s 2023 National Convening is one month away! We’ve been planning this convening since 2021 and are deeply appreciative of the support and guidance of our members and partners who have helped us shape our incredible convening program, including our convening Co-chairs — Chi-Ante Jones of Kolibri Foundation & Cypress Fund and Tania Durán of Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation. In…

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NFG’s March Newsletter: it’s all about connection!

Photo of NFG staff and board in a backyard at dusk.

“It’s all about connection!”  That’s what I thought to myself as I left my 80 degree home to get on a 6:30am flight to unseasonably chilly Los Angeles, just in time for Southern California’s latest atmospheric river (eeep!), to gather with my NFG colleagues and Board. The NFG team last gathered in person in September 2022,…

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NFG’s February Newsletter: join us for our latest political education series!

Dear friend, I’m immensely proud of the ways that Neighborhood Funders Group pairs principle with practice in a myriad of ways — in our programmatic priorities, relationships with movement, collaboration as colleagues, and even internal operations. As a community organizer, I know that fighting the violent systems that structure our society is grueling work. I’ve also seen us…

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DDP February 2023 Newsletter

Mural on Lake Street in Minneapolis, MN supported by members of Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia that states “From the grips of landlords to the community” “Land is a basic requirement of life” – Gilda Haas Hi friend, The statement above from Gilda Haas during the Land Stewardship Learning Series launch helped chart the direction and…

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