Indiana: Co-Governance in Action

Join us, for a conversation with Faith in Indiana and the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform to learn how they aligned organizing and policy expertise to transform Indianapolis’s criminal justice system, while and building new vehicles to advance governing power in a highly volatile state.   Together we will explore: With billions of dollars…

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IRSG: Rural Organizing Dialogues

In an effort to create an engaging yet informal space for dialogue, the Integrated Rural Strategies Group is planning a series of stand alone Rural Organizing Dialogues to take place over the course of the summer! Conversations will build on one another throughout the series, so you are more than welcome to join whichever you are able. We welcome…

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Reclaiming Retirement For All

The U.S. nonprofit sector has an uneven track record in providing retirement benefits to its workers, particularly those who are young, part-time, or working at small organizations. These inequities have profound implications beyond just individual financial security in old age; employer-supported retirement savings is one of the primary vehicles for Americans without generational wealth to…

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FJE Network Strategy Session 2022

Graphic illustrations by Jayda Shuavarnnasri. As we enter year three of the global pandemic, workers everywhere are in a fight for their lives: for their physical and mental health, for protections on the job and in their communities, and for economic security and social protections. Workers are sounding the alarm that this country’s deep allegiance…

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IRSG 2021 Multiracial Rural Equity Summit

Resilience to Abundance: Organizing to move beyond rural resilience toward abundance for all Hosted by NFG’s Integrated Rural Strategies Group Thursday, December 9th  11am-1pm PT / 12-2pm MT / 1-3pm CT / 2-4pm ET Followed by a 30-minute informal mixer (starting at 1pm PT / 4pm ET) NFG’s Integrated Rural Strategies Group (IRSG) invites you to…

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The Housing Crisis: Creating a Statewide Action Agenda for New York Funders

Liz McGiff, a longtime resident who fought displacement and won the right to remain in her home, reflected on her struggle– “The system is broken. We need to build a better system.” Now a lead organizer for the City-Wide Tenant Union of Rochester, she is organizing residents to protect neighborhoods from predatory development through community…

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2021-2022 Midterm Election Series

The 2022 Midterm Elections are rapidly approaching. Next November, elections around the country will shape Congress and state and national policy outcomes, while setting the stage for the 2024 presidential election. With a polarized political landscape, civic engagement and voter mobilization among rural and tribal communities will have a critical impact for years to come.…

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Job Quality in 2021: Implications from the Gallup Great Jobs Survey

NFG’s Funders for a Just Economy, Economic Opportunity Funders, and Workforce Matters invite you to a webinar sharing the latest data and implications from Gallup’s Great Jobs survey, an in-depth survey of nearly 8,000 adults shedding light on the impact of COVID on the labor force, and in particular job quality. The survey was supported by…

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Addressing the Housing Crisis in New York and Beyond: Two Part Webinar Series

Hosted by Neighborhood Funders Group, Engage New York, and the Neighborhoods First Fund Part 1 – The Urgency of Now: What Funders Need to Know About the Housing Crisis July 22 (11am-12pm PT /2pm-3pm ET)   Part 2 – Sustainable Housing Solutions: Effective Interventions and Long-term Strategies August 12 (11am-12pm PT /2pm-3pm ET)   An estimated…

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Maximizing the Moment: Strategies & Successes in Power Building from Metro Washington, DC

Graphic illustration by Laura Chow Reeve from Organizing DMV’s Maximizing the Moment report.   Supporting the South.  Resourcing Black-led organizing. Shifting to trust-based practices. Funding to win. While philanthropy grapples with what these critical ideas mean in practice, some Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) organizer and funder partnerships are showing how it’s done. Featuring…

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A New Social Contract for Houston: Expanding Labor and Civic Power, from Construction to Climate

A Building Power in Place Report Preview & Strategy Session Everything is bigger in Texas, and that’s not always a good thing: Climate-fueled hurricanes and  disastrous freezes. Shameless voter suppression. Runaway speculation on development. Unchecked evictions. Giant corporate tax havens that allow companies off the hook – even for worker’s compensation. The good news? The imagination,…

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Wading in the Water: Water & Racial Justice in the Midwest Webinar

Water is essential to human life. While the Midwest is known for its Great Lakes and is home to one fifth of the world’s fresh water, Midwest communities are facing barriers to protecting access to their water and securing themselves against the threats of flooding, droughts, factory farm contamination, and unsafe municipal drinking water. Calamities across the…

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Building a Just Culture in the Environmental Movement: How Funders Can Invest in the Health and Safety of Environmental Leaders

Advocates on the frontlines of the climate and ecological crises often sacrifice their personal health and wealth to make a difference for people and planet. And those working in communities most impacted by environmental degradation bear the added burdens of racism, economic disinvestment, and political disenfranchisement. Philanthropy can sometimes incentivize an extractive culture that seeks…

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A Place to Call Home: Housing Policy Roundtable

A vital discussion of how the Housing Policy Playbook & the BREATHE Act can inform federal housing policy and what the Biden-Harris administration & philanthropy can do in the short and long term to reinvigorate housing justice. Presented by Shelterforce, Funders Together to End Homelessness, and Neighborhood Funders Group Earlier this year, the Housing Playbook Project released the…

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Movement Portfolio Theory (MvPT)

NFG urges foundations to use all of their assets to propel racial, economic, gender, and climate justice. Aimed at CEOs and CFOs interested in transforming their endowments, this webinar introduces Movement Portfolio Theory (MvPT), a social justice investment framework and portfolio management strategy in development by the Center for Economic Democracy (CED).  There is increasing…

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Philanthropy & the Case for Reparations

  As our country heals and pivots forward under a new administration, conversations and actions for reparations for Black and Indigenous communities continue to gain unprecedented momentum. Last year, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) introduced legislation that would fund the first commission to study and develop proposals for providing reparations to African Americans. It…

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Power Building and Equity: Rural Electric Cooperatives

Want to fuel rural communities of color building power? Access to electric utility infrastructure is about more than getting power to rural communities when the utility is a cooperative. It actually holds massive potential for building power in these communities – particularly in rural communities of color as well as low-income communities in rural areas.…

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