Upcoming National Programming
The webinar will examine democratic and participatory models where community stakeholders help decide where public resources should be allocated. We will explore different ways participatory resource sharing can deepen democracy, build stronger communities, build trust, and examine equitable and effective ways funders and community partners can work together. Speakers include: Josh Lerner, Executive Director of Participatory Budgeting Project; Tyler Nickerson, Director of Investments and State Strategy at The Solutions Project; and Matthew Hart, Founder and Principle, Lafayette Practice. Click here to RSVP.
As we plan for 2017, we would love your input for the direction of the program. Please complete the Democratizing Development 2017 Program Planning Survey here.
Webinar: Post-Election Equity, Economy and People Discussion: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
November 30, 2016 (tentative) | Webinar
In-Person Meeting: Democratizing Development Advancement Planning
December 1, 2016 | Oakland, CA
Spring 2017 Learning Tour
Dates TBD | Pittsburgh, PA
In the spring of 2017, we have tentative plans to do a Learning Tour in Pittsburgh, PA, with the Heinz Endowments Foundation, City of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh United—a coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental organizations committed to advancing the vision of a community and economy that works for all people. The focus of the tour would be on strategic community and government approaches to economic inclusivity, equitable development, housing equity, and performance metrics and measures to improve the decision-making process for public resources. We will be sharing additional information about the learning tour by the end of the year.
Past National Programming
October 6, 2016 | Webinar
This meeting provided an overview of the Democratizing Development Program and updates on programming and content, including the development of our national pooled fund strategy. Click here to view slides from the meeting.
September 19-21, 2016 | Aspen, CO
Neighborhood Funders Group and the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions hosted a funders' convening on place-based philanthropy. Learn about the Democratizing Development Program's session here.
We launched the Democratizing Development Program at NFG's 2016 National Convening with two workshops and a learning tour. Read more about them here.
Webinar: Game Changing Advancement in Fostering Opportunity: HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule
May 4, 2016 | Webinar
This webinar helped viewers learn more about the AFFH rule and the critical role for philanthropy in fostering its game changing results for low-income people and communities. You can view the video recording and slides from this webinar here.