Technologies for Liberation: Moving Toward Abolitionist Futures 

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Centering the voices of organizers leading this work, this session highlighted the solutions they are putting forward and engaged participants in discussion about how issues of technology and criminalization intersect with their funding strategies.

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Get It Together: How the Amplify Fund Supports Black-led Power Building and Organizing

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This session was an opportunity to learn more about the funding model of NFG's Amplify Fund, including organizing to realize a vision for racial justice philanthropy, where power is shared, roles are clear, funding is flexible, and funders are organizers too!

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What's Land Got to Do With It? The Role Land Plays in Our Social Movements: Past, Present, & Future

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This session sought to make space and learn from frontline leaders working at the intersection of climate justice, sovereignty and land justice.

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We Keep Us Safe: Advancing Community-led Solutions to Neighborhood Violence

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This session lifted up the role of local community organizers in DC and Atlanta who have successful advocated for proven, non-police-based violence intervention models, such as violence interruption, and the local and national funders who have partnered to support that work.

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Philanthropy is Embedded in the Paradox of Capitalism

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This interactive session examined why it is critical to break down traditional funder barriers in favor of participation, transparency, accountability, and collaboration. The panel also spoke extensively about the “how” of participatory grantmaking and share several specifics and resources to equip funders to make similar changes in their own institutions.

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Youth of Color Taking the Lead: Collaborative Leadership and the Path to Power

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This session provided an inside look at local and state infrastructures, leadership development, state and national collaborations, and shared leadership models propelled by young people of color to build a multi-racial democracy and transform American politics. Additionally, participants explored findings by the Youth Engagement Fund on how youth of color-focused groups use issue-based organizing to engage members and new & infrequent voters; how the youth civic engagement coalition is creating a shared space for messaging, alignment, and coordination; the impact of early investment received in preparation for 2020; and the plans to catalyze on the energy of the political moment in 2020 and for long-term power building.

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40 Years Strong: People, Place & Power Plenary

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NFG kicked off our 2020 virtual convening series on June 30 with our 40 Years Strong plenary session that incorporated videos, speakers, and a live Q&A. Hear from NFG’s convening co-chairs and board members, Mary Sobecki and Shona Chakravartty, and NFG’s new President, Adriana Rocha, as we celebrate four decades of mobilizing philanthropy and explore what is possible in the current era of organized philanthropy. We featured philanthropic and movement leaders who lifted up what is needed in this political moment to support people, place and power.

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Accountability & Philanthropy's Role Plenary

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NFG continued our 2020 virtual convening series on July 1 with a plenary session on Accountability and Philanthropy’s Role. Hear from grantmakers whose institutions are modeling how we must rethink systems and grantmaking strategies to be accountable to Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities and low-income communities. We shared how and why philanthropy must be bold and show up differently for frontline communities that are rising up against state violence, continuing to grapple with the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, and working to dismantle oppressive systems to transform our communities & world.

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Event Details

When

June 29, 2020

Where

Virtual

Cost

FREE