DDP Community Land Stewardship Learning Series

The housing crisis continues to stretch into every corner of our communities. In the face of this, grassroots organizations are building broad coalitions of people that can advance shared ownership models, secure the resources necessary to promote affordable and safe housing for all, and pilot narratives that housing is a human right. Land trusts, unions,…

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IRSG 2023 Multiracial Rural Equity Summit

Overview and Registration NFG’s Integrated Rural Strategies Group (IRSG) is excited to invite you to join us for our third annual flagship event – the 2023 IRSG Multiracial Rural Equity Summit! Whether you have a deep history of funding in rural or are trying to understand how your program or foundation can be investing in communities beyond the metro populations…

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DDP Midterms Debrief: Securing Economic Justice in New York and Massachusetts

Organizers in orange shirts holding a banner with the text 'Stop the Violence'

The future of safe, healthy, and clean communities are on the ballot across the country. As more state legislatures exercise increasing austere power over policing, voting, housing, healthy neighborhoods, and new green jobs, grassroots organizations are experimenting with narratives and base building strategies that are responding to the multiple opportunities this election cycle represents and…

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Campaign to Support BIPOC Farmers: A Conversation with Black Oaks Center

Register Join us in a dialogue with Black Oaks Center about their bold work to build resilient communities and food systems in the historic Black farming community of Pembroke Township, Illinois. Late last year, we launched a Campaign to Support BIPOC Farmers, a multi-pronged effort to move resources to Black Oaks Center to support the…

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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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