2020 NFG National Convening

June 29 - July 1

Washington, D.C.

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We believe in the power of people to transform our communities. When community leadership and solutions are centered, people are able to shape the decisions that affect their daily lives. This is why Neighborhood Funders Group organizes philanthropy to support grassroots power building so that communities of color and low-income communities thrive.

NFG's 2020 National Convening,
Homecoming: 40 Years Strong,
will take place in our founding city, Washington, D.C.

June 29 - July 1, 2020

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, NFG is planning to hold our National Convening as scheduled. As we continue our convening planning, the health and safety of the NFG community is very important to us. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (also referred to as coronavirus) outbreak and following updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and local D.C. public health authorities.

NFG is committed to providing our participants and speakers with a comfortable, safe, healthy, and accessible space to grapple with complex issues of the moment, find co-conspirators to support grassroots power building, and look toward the future and what is possible in the current era of organized philanthropy.

Registration remains open and we hope that you will join us for a fun, warm, and collaborative convening that is grounded in the exciting work happening in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. We will also celebrate a major NFG milestone: 40 years of organizing philanthropy to shift money and power to social justice movements. View our program schedule for more details.

We will promptly update our website and convening participants if there are any changes to our convening plans. Please contact our convening logistics consultant, JC Rafferty, at jc@girlfridayevents.com with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. on June 29 - July 1, 2020!

Note: This convening is intended for foundation staff and trustees, donors, philanthropic affinity group staff, and invited speakers.

 
 
Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.
 
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CORE CONVENING TEAM

 

 

Convening Co-Chairs

 

Shona ChakravarttyShona Chakravartty — Hill-Snowdon Foundation

As Senior Program Officer at the Hill-Snowdon Foundation (HSF), Shona Chakravartty is responsible for leading and managing HSF’s Economic Justice grantmaking program, as well as developing and implementing learning and leveraging activities related to HSF’s economic justice interests. She was previously the co-chair of Neighborhood Funders Group's Funders for a Just Economy (formerly the Working Group on Labor & Community Partnerships), and currently serves on the board of Neighborhood Funders Group as well as on the board of the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing.

Before joining the Hill-Snowdon Foundation staff in 2006, Shona served as Program Officer for the Four Freedoms Fund, a philanthropic collaborative that made grants to enhance the capacity of local and state organizations to actively engage immigrants in the civic, social and economic life of their communities and participate in national policy and advocacy efforts. Prior to that, she was a program officer at the Jewish Fund for Justice for almost six years where she was responsible for grantmaking in the areas of Women in Poverty, Assisting New Immigrants, and Economic Justice. Shona has also worked at a variety of non-profits in New York City including the National Council of Jewish Women, Sakhi for South Asian Women, and Women and Philanthropy. She also serves on the board of Chhaya CDC in Queens, where she resides. Past board service includes the New York Women’s Foundation, South Asian Youth Action, and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants & Refugees (GCIR). Shona was born in India and holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a Master’s degree from Oxford University.

 

Mary SobeckiMary Sobecki — Needmor Fund

Mary Sobecki is the Executive Director of The Needmor Fund, a private family foundation that supports social justice work and community organizing throughout the Midwest. Prior to joining Needmor in 2004, Mary was on the staff of the Toledo Community Foundation, where she served as Senior Program Officer and later as the founding Director of the Center for Nonprofit Resources. Mary also consults with local non-profits in the areas of board development and grantsmanship. In addition, she currently serves on several non-profit boards, including Neighborhood Funders Group, the Ohio Transformation Fund, and The First Tee of Lake Erie. She is also active in Philanthropy Ohio as a member of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Prior to becoming involved in philanthropy, Mary worked for several nonprofits in Northwest Ohio, including Children’s Resource Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, and the Y.W.C.A. of Greater Toledo. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in in Social Work from Bowling Green State University. She also has a background in stand-up and improvisational comedy.

 


 

Neighborhood Funders Group Staff

 

Adriana RochaAdriana Rocha — Interim Co-Director

Adriana leads NFG’s Program Team, NFG’s National Convening, oversees all of NFG’s programs and the development and evaluation of all new NFG programs including its Leadership Development offerings; Philanthropy Forward and Peer Coaching Circles.

Adriana joined NFG in May of 2017 and was a former NFG member while at the New York Foundation. As a member of NFG, Adriana found other foundation staff members committed to social justice and a peer network of new Program Officers, particularly other new Program Officers of Color.

Adriana brings expertise in grantmaking, organizational capacity building, and nonprofit management. Adriana served as a Program Officer at the New York Foundation and Director of Grants & Capacity Building at the Just Beginnings Collaborative. Adriana served as Practice Director for CompassPoint, a national leader in providing capacity building support to social justice leaders and organizations.

Adriana has served on the boards of the Latino Commission on AIDS, CALNonprofits, and Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Master’s degree from Columbia University, Social Organizational Psychology Program. Adriana is from Toluca, Mexico and calls New York City home.

 
 

Elizabeth PhamElizabeth Pham — Senior Program Coordinator

Elizabeth provides program, financial and evaluation management support for Philanthropy Forward and the biennial National Convening while managing IT infrastructure and other operational improvement projects. She helps to ensure these programs and operations are implemented effectively while being inspired by the work of forward-thinking community and philanthropic leaders.
 
Elizabeth joined NFG in October 2018, drawn to its racial justice focus and mission to develop a philanthropic sector that is more inclusive and equitable. She has served in many roles within the nonprofit sector in the US and abroad, from streamlining program operations for the Ford Foundation to capacity building for community-based organizations in Vietnam. Elizabeth earned both a BS and MPA degrees from New York University. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.

 


 

Local Program Consultant

 

Rubie ColesRubie Coles

Rubie Coles is the Program Director of the Diverse City Fund in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Diverse City Fund staff, Rubie served as Deputy Director of the Moriah Fund in Washington, DC. She was responsible for directing and managing the foundation’s economic justice and reproductive justice grantmaking nationally and in the DC region.

Prior to joining Moriah in 1999, Rubie served as Co-Director of Women Work!, a national women’s workforce development organization. Rubie received a Master in Public Administration degree from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College. She is a founding member of both the Black Philanthropic Alliance and Black Benefactors. Rubie is also a former DC Fund Board of Instigators member.

 


 

Disability Capacity Builder

 

Sebastian MargaretSebastian Margaret

Sebastian Margaret is an anti-ableism and disability community educator and capacity builder. A disabled TGNC, queer, raised in Yorkshire they are informed richly by white working-class racial justice values and by coming of age in the pushback to Thatcher’s Britain. Sebastian has been kept deliciously exhausted and hopeful parenting a pair of gorgeous kids, both of whom are now far taller than they, and is passionate about the validity and glory of imperfect body/minds and our right to body sovereignty. Sebastian works to highlight the exclusion, criminalization, exploitation and oppression experienced by disabled communities; particularly those living at the forefront of disposable. They have been working to insert and reveal disability justice values in multiple justice movements, while supporting multi-issue capacity and vibrancy in disability communities for decades. You can often find Sebastian inventing fictitious names for their service dog as an act of quiet resistance to everyday ableism, while clutching tight to a good cup ‘o tea.

 


 

Logistics Consultant

Girl Friday Events 

Girl Friday Events

Girl Friday Events is a full-service event planning company providing can-do consulting and production for the nonprofit sector. We draw experience from 20+ years of professional event management at a diverse range of events from major fundraisers to intimate gatherings; multi-day conferences to outdoor extravaganzas. 

Girl Friday Events works exclusively with nonprofits because we believe that the people that power them are forces for good. We believe that sharing ideas, expertise, and even mistakes makes the field stronger, which makes our communities stronger. We work harder because we think our work is part of the solution. We know if you can do all that and still laugh more than a little you are doing it right.

The Girl Friday team includes Julie Hensley, Shelly Kim, Peggy Wei, & JC Rafferty. We’re excited to meet you in DC!

 


 

Design Consultant

Karla Flemming

Karla Flemming

Karla Flemming is a freelance graphic designer and artist who is passionate about social, economic, and environmental justice. After graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Information Science and Technology from Colorado State University, she spent three years working at Moxy Group, a women-led consulting group that partnered with social justice & philanthropic organizations on fundraising, communications, and design projects. In 2019, Karla completed Chinook Fund’s Giving Project, where she worked with a diverse group of volunteers from all income levels to strengthen her skills in fundraising, grantmaking, and community building to mobilize resources for grassroots organizations in Colorado.

Karla loves to leverage traditional and new media to inspire people to act. She has led a variety of design projects including brand development, customized websites, icon creation, infographics, brochures, books and more. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado and when not designing or continuing to educate herself about the complex state of our world, she can be found drawing, painting, or adventuring outdoors.

 

 


 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 
  • Mary Sobecki (Co-Chair), Executive Director, Needmor Fund   

  • Shona Chakravartty (Co-Chair), Senior Program Officer, Hill-Snowdon Foundation  

  • Alise Marshall, Director of Strategy and New Ventures, Public Welfare Foundation

  • Amoretta Morris, Director, National Community Strategies, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

  • Cheri Wright-Jones, Regional Vice President, Allegany Franciscan Ministries

  • Chris Kabel, Senior Fellow, Opportunity Fund, Kresge Foundation

  • Cory AndersonChief Innovation Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

  • Fernando CuevasExecutive Director, Southern Partners Fund

  • Guillermo Quinteros, Program Director, Solidago Foundation

  • Hanna Mahon, President, Pink House

  • Isabel BarriosProgram Officer, Greater New Orleans Community Foundation

  • Jennifer Lockwood Shabat, President and CEO, Washington Area Women's Foundation 

  • Jerry MaldonadoProgram Director, Ford Foundation 

  • Leni Dworkis, Program Manager, Weissberg Foundation 

  • Liz Posey, Program Officer, Marguerite Casey Foundation   

  • Madye HensonPresident and CEO, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers   

  • Marco Antonio QuirogaProgram Director, Contigo Fund (Our Fund Foundation)  

  • Nicky GorenPresident and CEO, Meyer Foundation   

  • Paola DiazProgram Coordinator, The 11th Hour Project  

  • Patrice R. Green, Program Officer, Inclusive Economies, Surdna Foundation

  • Renata PeraltaProgram Officer, Open Society Foundations  

  • Rickke MananzalaVice President of Programs, Borealis Philanthropy  

  • Rubie Coles, Program Director, Diverse City Fund  

  • Sandy ChiangProgram Manager, The California Endowment    

  • Shaena JohnsonLGBTQ Racial Justice Fund Program Officer, Astraea Foundation 

  • Tynesha McHarrisProgram Officer, NoVo Foundation 

 

 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

PARTY COMMITTEE

 
  • Andrea Dobson, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; Integrated Rural Strategies Group Coordinating Committee Member; Former NFG Board Member & Treasurer
  • Angela Brown, Vice President for Policy and Program, CFLeads; Former NFG Board Member
  • Anita Nager, Trustee of Jenifer Altman Foundation; Trustee of Hudson River Foundation; Former NFG Board Member
  • Anna Fink, Executive Director, Amalgamated Foundation; Philanthropy Forward Fellow; Former Funders for a Just Economy Co-Chair
  • Anna Lefer Kuhn, Executive Director, Arca Foundation; Philanthropy Forward Fellow
  • Bettye Brentley, Vice President of Finance, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda; Former NFG President
  • Bob Shull, Former Funders for a Just Economy Coordinating Committee Member & Co-Chair
  • Dave Beckwith, Former NFG Board Member; Former Funders for a Just Economy Coordinating Committee Member
  • Dennis Quirin, Executive Director, Raikes Foundation; Former NFG President
  • Frank Sanchez, Former NFG Board Member & Chair
  • Garland Yates, Former NFG Interim President
  • Henry Allen, Former Executive Director, Discount Foundation; Former NFG Board Co-Chair; Former Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships Co-Chair (now Funders for a Just Economy)
  • Karen FitzGerald, Vice President, Community Partnerships and Learning, Meyer Foundation; Former NFG Board Member
  • Kevin Ryan, Program Officer, Cities and States, Ford Foundation; Democratizing Development Program Co-Chair; Former NFG Board Member & Co-Chair
  • Laine Romero-Alston, Team Manager, Fair Work Program/International Migration Initiative, Open Society Foundations; Former Funders for a Just Economy Coordinating Committee Member & Co-Chair
  • Marjorie Fine, Board Chair, NorthStar Fund; Former NFG Member
  • Maria Mottola, Executive Director, New York Foundation; Former NFG Board Member & Co-Chair
  • Martha Toll, Executive Director, Butler Family Fund; Former NFG Board Member & Co-Chair
  • Mary Sobecki, Executive Director, Needmor Fund; NFG Board Member, NFG 2020 National Convening Co-Chair
  • Maryjo Mullan, Former NFG Board Member & Chair
  • Michael Brown, Civic Architect, Civic Commons, Seattle Foundation; Former NFG Board Member & Co-Chair
  • Molly Schultz Hafid, Associate Director, Philanthropy, TCC Group; Funders for Justice Co-Founder & Co-Chair; Former Funders for a Just Economy Co-Chair; Former NFG Board Member & Co-Chair
  • Regina McGraw, Executive Director, Wieboldt Foundation; Former NFG Board Member & Co-Chair
  • Sarah Hernandez, Program Officer, Region & Communities, McKnight Foundation; Former NFG Board Member
  • Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; Philanthropy Forward Fellow
  • Sheri Brady, Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions; Philanthropy Forward Core Team Member
  • Solomon Greene, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; Former NFG Board Member
  • Spence Limbocker, Former NFG President
  • Sue Chinn, Coordinator, Immigration, Diversity, and Civil Rights, Unite Here; Founding Executive Director of the Discount Foundation; Former Co-Chair of Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships (now Funders for a Just Economy); Former NFG Board Member
  • Victor Quintana, Former NFG Board Member

 

 

 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

PROGRAM

 

Monday, June 29, 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm:  Learning Visit to Piscataway Native Lands
Since European invasion, the Piscataway people have survived genocide, slavery, displacement, segregation, and political persecution. Now, a group of matriarchs are reclaiming land in the heart of Piscataway territory at Nanjemoy Creek, building a regenerative future for their nation and the other indigenous communities who have come to call the D.C. area home. Visit their pilot project, Nekamaco, and experience the true, intact ecology of the lands now known as Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Learn about the history and heritage of the Piscataway people as well as the centuries-long indigenous freedom struggle that have brought them to this point. Watch eagles fish in the swamp, smell pine and cedar forests, and taste blue crab and heirloom vegetables grown organically on site. Learning visits are included with conference registration. Sign-ups for learning visits will open in May.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm:  Pre-conference Session: Democratizing Development Program Land and Power Institute
A day-long session of grantmakers and leaders moving forward housing justice solutions and increasing resources for organizing, community control, ownership, land stewardship, and infrastructure through building democratic participation, policy shifts, and action.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Pre-conference Session: Funders for Justice Healing Justice Institute
An opportunity for grantmakers to engage in a day-long learning and strategy institute about supporting healing justice at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, anti-criminalization, and models for community safety and justice.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Pre-conference Session: Harmony Institute
In this adapted day-long session (regularly a 130-hour social justice philanthropy intensive), you’ll have the opportunity to engage with peers in exploring the art of aligning practice with values and improving conflict literacy in the day-to-day challenges of grantmaking.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Pre-conference Session: Introduction to Social Movement Investing
An introduction for program staff and foundation leaders to the fundamentals of institutional investing and Movement Portfolio construction.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Pre-conference Session: Philanthropy Forward Fellowship Cohorts 1 & 2 Gathering
Fellows from Cohorts 1 & 2 will gather for a day-long interactive and action oriented session to build relationships and strategize on how they can collectively be the financial and resource engine for racial justice (for Philanthropy Forward Fellows: Cohort 1 & 2 Only).

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Pre-conference Session: Amplify Fund Steering Committee
This meeting is by invitation only for members of the Amplify Fund's Steering Committee.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Optional Group Tour of the National African American Museum of History & Culture
Another optional group tour will be held on Thursday, July 2. Sign-ups for group tours will open in May.

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: No-Host Happy Hour

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:30 am: Opening Plenary

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Workshop Sessions

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch and 2019 & 2020 Discount Foundation Legacy Awards Presentation

2:15 pm - 5:15 pm: Disability Justice Seminar

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm: Workshop Sessions

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Workshop Sessions

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: NFG-Hosted Happy Hour

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:15 am: Morning Plenary

10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Workshop Sessions

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm: Lunch Pick-up

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Learning Visits (Learning visits are included with conference registration. Sign-ups for learning visits will open in May.)

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Self-Organized Space

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Integrated Rural Strategy Group Session

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: NFG 40th Anniversary Party at the National Museum of the American Indian

 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Post-conference Session: Midwest Funders

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Optional Group Tour of the National African American Museum of History & Culture
Another optional group tour will be held on Monday, June 29. Sign-ups for group tours will open in May.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Optional Ancillary Meetings

 

 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

REGISTRATION

 

Note: This convening is intended for foundation staff and trustees,
donors, philanthropic affinity group staff, and invited speakers.

 

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, NFG is planning to hold our National Convening as scheduled. As we continue our convening planning, the health and safety of the NFG community is very important to us. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (also referred to as coronavirus) outbreak and following updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and local D.C. public health authorities.

NFG is committed to providing our participants and speakers with a comfortable, safe, healthy, and accessible space to grapple with complex issues of the moment, find co-conspirators to support grassroots power building, and look toward the future and what is possible in the current era of organized philanthropy.

Registration remains open and we hope that you will join us for a fun, warm, and collaborative convening that is grounded in the exciting work happening in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. We will also celebrate a major NFG milestone: 40 years of organizing philanthropy to shift money and power to social justice movements. View our program schedule for more details.

We will promptly update our website and convening participants if there are any changes to our convening plans. Please contact our convening logistics consultant, JC Rafferty, at jc@girlfridayevents.com with any questions.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 19, 2020 – Registration Opens
  • March 5, 2020 — Scholarship Application Deadline
  • April 17, 2020 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • May 29, 2020 – Last Day to Register & Last Day for Cancellation Refunds

If you are interested in the Learning Visit to Piscataway Native Lands on Monday, June 29, please select a ticket without a Pre-conference Session. Learning visits are included with conference registration. Sign-ups for learning visits will open in May.

 
 
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CANCELLATION

We recognize that plans change, and cancellation of your registration may be necessary. Please send all cancellation requests in writing to our conference organizers. Cancellation requests received by Friday, May 29, 2020 will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. Because of conference costs incurred by the May 29 deadline, cancellations after this date – including no-shows at the conference – will not receive a refund. If you are no longer able to attend, but would like to send a substitute in your place, please contact registration@girlfridayevents.com no later than Monday, June 15, 2020. There is no fee to change the name on a registration if we are notified by the June 15 deadline.

 

 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

SPONSORSHIP

Pictured above (L-R): Marbre Stahly-Butts (Law for Black Lives), Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson (Resilient Strategies), Kris Hayashi (Transgender Law Center), Charlene Carruthers (Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation), Morning Star Gali (Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples), Jenny Arwade (Communities United), Tynesha McHarris (NoVo Foundation).

Neighborhood Funders Group invites you to join us as a sponsor at our 2020 National Convening — Homecoming: 40 Years Strong. We will look back to celebrate 40 strong years of organizing and mobilizing philanthropy and look toward the future and what is possible in the current era of organized philanthropy.

Learn how your institution can show its support and commitment to advancing justice and equity in the sector by becoming a sponsor of the NFG 2020 National Convening.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to Lindsay Ryder, Senior Membership Manager, at lindsay@nfg.org.

With six sponsorship levels for our 2020 National Convening, there are many opportunities to support NFG's impact as we mobilize philanthropy to shift power and resources to communities working towards racial, economic, gender, and climate justice. If you believe in this work, this is a conference you will not want to miss.

 

Current Sponsors

  • Amplify Fund
  • Surdna Foundation
  • Amalgamated Charitable Foundation
  • Needmor Fund
  • Raikes Foundation
  • The Workers Lab
  • Hill-Snowdon Foundation
  • Colorado Health Foundation
  • Meyer Foundation
  • Four Freedoms Fund
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • Allegany Franciscan Ministries
  • Chorus Foundation
  • Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
  • Common Counsel Foundation
  • Fund for Democratic Communities
  • Pink House Foundation
  • Borealis Philanthropy
  • Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • New York Foundation

 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

ACCESS, ACCOMMODATIONS, AND DISABILITY STATEMENT OF INTENT

In organizing NFG's 2020 National Convening, Homecoming: 40 Years Strong, we held strongly to the goal to create a space in Washington, D.C. where Disabled/chronically ill and Deaf folks shouldn’t need to pass as being able-bodied, healthy or from hearing culture, in order to be present or to participate fully. We arrived at this goal knowing that Disability surrounds us all, is in many ways what is most familiar to us; bodies and minds with differences, chronic illness and Deafness. Ableism lives and breathes at the hub of racism, poverty, displacement, violence, incarceration, state control and more; we chose to begin the work of re-centering Disability into our analysis and anti -ableism into our practice.

We are determined in our attempt to create a gathering informed by the truth that we all lose when Disabled/ill voices and politics are not present. We are clear that the embedding of Disability politics and anti-ableism as issues of racial, economic, Trans and gender justice requires time, exposure, political will and persistence - this is our beginning.

We have a long way to go, yet wanted to start here and now with Homecoming seeking to be a place where passing was not required for credibility, and participation or value is not dependent upon assimilation.

We are excited to extend this invitation to join us as we lean into Disability and build intentionally towards anti-ableism as a core value and implemented principle of action.

For questions or clarification please contact registration@girlfridayevents.com.

 

 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

HOTEL

The exterior of the entrance to the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill hotel.NFG's 2020 National Convening will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, located at 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

The special conference rate at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is $199 plus tax per night. Complimentary guest room WiFi and health club access with pool is included in this discounted rate.

Any reservation you make between March 13, 2020 and April 30, 2020 – for any future arrival date – can be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival. Reservations made before March 13 or after April 30 can be cancelled at no charge up to 72 hours before your scheduled arrival.

The conference rate is valid June 28, 2020 through July 5, 2020 based on availability. We recommend booking early! If your stay extends beyond these dates, please contact the hotel by phone to book your reservation at prevailing rates.

Deadline to book: Friday, May 29, 2020

 

PLEASE NOTE: Some of our partners have been targeted for a hotel scam. We strongly recommend booking your hotel directly with the Hyatt via the secure link or by calling (877) 803-7534 and mentioning "Neighborhood Funders Group." If you choose to stay elsewhere, please ensure you book with a reputable provider so your stay is an uneventful one.

 

ACCESSIBLE ROOM RESERVATION NEEDS

If calling in, communicate any hotel accessibility needs to the booking agent.  

If booking online, first select your dates and room type. On the “Enter Details & Payment” page, there is an area under “Special Requests” to note accessibility needs. Select one of the existing options, or type in your access needs in the box provided.  

Please reach the NFG convening team to confirm or request any hotel accessibility needs at registration@girlfridayevents.com or at (415) 967-1007.
 

LOGISTICS

  • Union Station (Amtrak) – 0.4 miles
  • Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – 5 miles
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 30 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – 31 miles

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill offers valet parking for guests and visitors. Please visit their website for their hourly parking rates

 

 

 

Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.

We believe in the power of people to transform our communities. When community leadership and solutions are centered, people are able to shape the decisions that affect their daily lives. This is why Neighborhood Funders Group organizes philanthropy to support grassroots power building so that communities of color and low-income communities thrive.

NFG's 2020 National Convening,
Homecoming: 40 Years Strong,
will take place in our founding city, Washington, D.C.

June 29 - July 1, 2020

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, NFG is planning to hold our National Convening as scheduled. As we continue our convening planning, the health and safety of the NFG community is very important to us. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (also referred to as coronavirus) outbreak and following updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and local D.C. public health authorities.

NFG is committed to providing our participants and speakers with a comfortable, safe, healthy, and accessible space to grapple with complex issues of the moment, find co-conspirators to support grassroots power building, and look toward the future and what is possible in the current era of organized philanthropy.

Registration remains open and we hope that you will join us for a fun, warm, and collaborative convening that is grounded in the exciting work happening in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area. We will also celebrate a major NFG milestone: 40 years of organizing philanthropy to shift money and power to social justice movements. View our program schedule for more details.

We will promptly update our website and convening participants if there are any changes to our convening plans. Please contact our convening logistics consultant, JC Rafferty, at jc@girlfridayevents.com with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. on June 29 - July 1, 2020!

Note: This convening is intended for foundation staff and trustees, donors, philanthropic affinity group staff, and invited speakers.

 
 
Pictured above in slideshow: Amoretta Morris (Annie E. Casey Foundation), Monica Cordova (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing), Eric Braxton (Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing) / National Museum of African American History and Culture / Aaron Tanaka (Center for Economic Democracy), Julia Beatty (Borealis Philanthropy) / Reema Ahmad (Movement Voter Project), Leslie Ramyk (Conant Family Foundation) / Fannie McBeth / National Museum of the American Indian.
 
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