December 1, 2014

NFG Announces LaTosha Brown as Project Director for Grantmakers for Southern Progress

Grantmakers for Southern Progress (GSP) and Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG), are pleased to announce that LaTosha Brown will become the Project Director for Grantmakers for Southern Progress.  Grantmakers for Southern Progress is a funder working group of NFG, comprised of Southern and national funders who are committed to advancing progress in the outcomes, conditions, and opportunities for those who are least well off socially, economically, and politically in the South.

Ms. Brown is a native of the south and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. She brings to GSP deep experience in philanthropy and her life-long dedication to advancing structural change and empowering marginalized communities in her native South.  Throughout her career, Ms. Brown has distinguished herself as a trusted expert and resource and expert in community organizing, rural development and special programming for a number of national and regional philanthropies.

“We’re incredibly fortunate and satisfied to have someone with LaTosha’s relevant blend of philanthropic experience, community credibility and organizational skills. GSP’s mission to build, align, and leverage resources and learning for strategic structural change efforts in the South will be well served by Ms. Brown”, said GSP co-chairs Nat Chioke Williams of the Hill- Snowden Foundation and Flozell Daniels, Jr. of the Foundation for Louisiana.

Previously, Ms. Brown helped to found and served as the first Executive Director of the Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors’ Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health, where she oversaw the distribution of more than $2.5 million in re-granting funds for Gulf Coast community and coastal organizations.

As LaTosha writes, “It's an exciting time to be joining the NFG leadership team. The South is rapidly changing, the population is growing and innovative models are springing forward. I believe the work of Grantmakers for Southern Progress can catalyze philanthropy to deepen its understanding of the region, build stronger community relationships and increase investments in the South for lasting structural change.

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December 10, 2018

Welcome to the new NFG website!

Thank you for visiting Neighborhood Funders Group's new website! We've completely redesigned and improved how it works to make it easier than ever for our members to use as an online resource.

We're currently in soft launch mode before we publicly announce the new site in 2019, so thanks for taking an initial sneak peek! Please excuse our digital dust as we finish testing all of the features of our new website. You can find a temporary archive of our old site at old.nfg.org.

What new features can you find on the site?

  • Search the entire website for news, events, and resources using the search bar at the top of every page
  • See where all of the members of our national network are based, right on our member map 
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If your organization is an NFG member, first check to see if your account has already been created for you. Click "Forgot Password" on the log in page and try entering your work email address to activate your account and set your password.

Let us know at support@nfg.org if you come across any issues logging in, or anywhere else on the site. Stay tuned for our official launch announcement, and thanks for visiting!

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January 22, 2019

Welcome Faron McLurkin, Sr. Program Manager of the Integrated Rural Strategies Group

Faron McLurkinFaron McLurkin has joined NFG’s staff as the Senior Program Manager for the Integrated Rural Strategies Group (IRSG), which brings together funders working to build long-term support for rural organizing infrastructure that centers values of racial justice and builds sustainable power in rural communities. 

Faron was a founding member of IRSG in his former role as Program Officer at the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock (Veatch). During his time at Veatch, Faron oversaw its New York state and Environmental Justice portfolios. He has also served as the Executive Director of the Center for Third World Organizing, one of the oldest racial justice organizations in the country, and as a national organizing director for several unions.

In his new role leading IRSG, Faron will utilize his background in political education, philanthropic grantmaking, and organizing for social change to help drive the growth and advancement of the group’s programming. His focus will include developing programming for funder audiences to promote rural organizing opportunities; creating vehicles for moving resources to support rural communities; and identifying grantmaking strategies, grantees, and partners in the field to inform this group’s work.

To learn more about IRSG and how to get involved, get in touch with Faron at faron@nfg.org
 

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