NFG 2016 National Convening: Philanthropic Strategies for People, Place, and Power

On June 14-16, over 300 national and place-based funders gathered from around the country for Neighborhood Funders Group's biennial convening Philanthropic Strategies for People, Place, and Power. This year's conference created a space for funders and field leaders to understand the dynamic moment we are living in and rethink grantmakers’ role in building long-term community power. It highlighted the issues our communities are facing, and community-based strategies for economic, social, and racial justice.

For more information about this year's conference, please look at our program booklet.

Three images of a group of people standing and smiling, a panel of four speakers sitting on a stage and looking at each other, and a room filled with people sitting in a circle facing inward.

Photos courtesy of Lonny Meyer Photography 

Visit NFG's Facebook page to view more photos of the conference, and visit our YouTube channel to watch videos of our speakers, panels, and artist performances. 

Watch john a. powell deliver his keynote address on Othering & Belonging: A Framework for a Fair and Inclusive Society:



About NFG

Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) is a network of national and place-based funders that comprise over 80 member institutions and 900 active participants. Our mission is to build the capacity of philanthropy to advance social justice and community well-being. NFG organizes social change funders, cultivates thought leadership among its national base of members, and encourages the support of policies and practices that advance economic, racial, and social justice.


We are working with a conference management company, The Balcom Group.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Balcom by phone at 214-660-9777, by fax at 804-482-2633, or by email at    






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