At NFG’s plenary session to ignite our 40 Years Strong virtual convening series, Gladys Washington, Former Deputy Director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, urged philanthropy to “keep leaning in, and keep putting that money out.”

As communities continue to adapt to the altered landscape created by COVID-19 and rise up to defend Black lives, we are seeing philanthropy heed Gladys’ call to action and respond in new and better ways to move more resources to racial, economic, gender, and climate justice. And we also know that there is more work ahead to ensure that philanthropy is taking risks worthy of the courage of our communities.

To support the necessary work for philanthropy to be more accountable to communities, NFG is excited to announce that registration is now open for the next phase of our virtual convening series. This series features six member-led webinars taking place between September and December and will bring funders together to find co-conspirators, boldly strategize, and shift power & money so that Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities and low-income communities thrive.

Check out our convening webinars below and register today!



All sessions take place from 9-11am PT / 12-2pm ET unless otherwise noted.

  • Thursday, September 10
    Youth of Color Taking the Lead: Collaborative Leadership and the Path to Power
  • Wednesday, October 21
    Philanthropy is Embedded in the Paradox of Capitalism
  • Thursday, November 5
    We Keep Us Safe: Advancing Community-led Solutions to Neighborhood Violence
  • Tuesday, November 17
    What’s Land Got to Do with It? The Role Land Plays in our Social Movements: Past, Present, and Future
  • Wednesday, December 2 (12:30-2:30pm PT / 3:30-5:30pm ET)
    Get It Together: How the Amplify Fund Supports Black-led Power Building and Organizing
  • Tuesday, December 8
    Movement Responses to Technology: Mapping Opportunities to Confront Surveillance & Criminalization


Whether you’re participating in one session or all six, registration for our convening programming is complimentary for NFG members and available to non-members for $100. If you aren't an NFG member yet, join us! This convening series is available to foundation staff and trustees, donors, philanthropic affinity group staff, and invited speakers.

Keep reading for more news and opportunities to be in community with NFG.

The NFG team