Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 02:00 PM

    Native Voices Rising: National Funder Briefing Webinar

    Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 11 am PT / noon MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET

    Please register here for call-in information.

    Join Native Voices Rising for a web briefing that will highlight the critical need to strengthen support for indigenous community organizing and leadership development. The discussion will feature a diverse range of organizers and community leaders, and it will highlight the Native Voices Rising grant making initiative that is working to model Native-led grant making and bolster support for Native-led change.

    Coordinated by Native Americans in Philanthropy and Common Counsel Foundation, Native Voices Rising is expanding support for grassroots groups led by and for Native communities in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. More information is available online here.

    Guest presenters will include:

      - Sarah Eagle Heart, Native Americans in Philanthropy
      - Charon Asetoyer, Native American Community Board 
      - Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance
      - Jihan Gearon, Black Mesa Water Coalition

    Co-sponsored by:

      - Neighborhood Funders Group
      - Solidaire
      - Resource Generation
      - Native Americans in Philanthropy
      - Common Counsel Foundation
      - Native Voices Rising

  • Friday, December 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Moving the South Forward in the New Reality: A Post-Election Funder Briefing

    NFG's Grantmakers for Southern Progress working group, along with the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and Funders for LGBTQ Issues' Out in the South Initiative, are co-hosting a conference call for funders to explore the impact of this year's election results in Southern communities.

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET 



    As we know, Southern communities have been navigating challenging political climates for decades. Leaders and practitioners will offer their insights about the challenges and opportunities of the current national narrative about what happened in the South and what is needed as we move forward.

    Partners from across the region will provide a multi-state analysis using election data; explore key learnings from civic engagement efforts in North Carolina and Georgia; and provide an emerging analysis on the impact of the election on social justice efforts that aim to support LGBTQ, people of color and immigrant communities in the South. We will also explore what we know about the impacts of the new administration's first-100-day agenda on policies essential to health, well-being and human rights in the region.

    Justin Maxson, Executive Director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, will moderate the conversation and offer context for working in Southern communities.

    Speakers will include: