CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit

September 17 - 20, 2017 | New Orleans, LA

Neighborhood Funders Group is proud to be a collaborative partner of CHANGE Philanthropy and a member of the planning committee for the 2017 UNITY Summit in New Orleans on September 17-20, 2017.

The theme, Investing in Movements for Equity, will highlight how philanthropy can align its investments along the pathways of resistance, protection, and empowerment for underserved communities.

Among the many sessions being held at the UNITY Summit, NFG will be hosting the following learning and networking opportunities. We hope to see you there! Keep a look out for additional announcements on programming from NFG.

  • NFG Member Reception | Tuesday, September 19th (5:00 - 6:30 pm)
    • Join the NFG board, program leadership, and members to hear about our strategic direction and upcoming cross-programming in 2018, with a chance to connect with peers from across the country in social justice philanthropy. Cocktails and appetizers will be served.     
  • Morning Plenary: Challenging Criminalization through an Intersectional Lens — Funders for Justice Wednesday, September 20th (8:30 - 9:30 am)
    • In the current political climate, criminalization is intensifying on every front. The federal government has declared its intention to criminalize and exclude immigrants and Muslims, ramp up the war on drugs, pour resources into "broken windows” policing and targeting of communities of color nationwide, and further criminalize protest and dissent. There is an urgent need for comprehensive philanthropic responses that bridge communities and issues, break down silos, and recognize how criminalization affects different members of our communities. 

Register here by Aug 18th!

As a CHANGE Philanthropy partner, NFG members receive a discounted registration rate. Unsure whether your institution is a NFG member? Email us atmembership@nfg.org.