December First Monday + Election Series Discussion
In November, elections around the country provided us with some of our first insights into how voters are responding after a year of political polarization and deep divisions.
Join us for this installment of FCCP's 2018 Election Series, co-sponsored by Neighborhood Funders Group, for a debrief on the 2017 elections and what we can learn from the results to help inform our work as we look towards 2018.
- Hear perspectives and see initial data on who turned out for the 2017 elections
Learn which issues were salient to voters in the 2017 elections and how those have shifted since 2016.
Review coordinating efforts by both funders and organizations that led to strong infrastructure and partnerships, and how to continue to invest in deep coordination at the state level through 2018.
Discuss the surge in non-traditional demographics running for office and what that means for work moving forward.
Learn what lessons were learned from 2017 which can help inform work moving into the 2018 elections.
- Geri Mannion, Program Director, U.S. Democracy and Special Opportunities Fund, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Kelly Beadle, Director, Virginia Plus
Cosponsors: Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Grantmakers in Health, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce, Health & Environmental Funders Network, Philanthropy New York, United Philanthropy Forum, Women Donors Network