Upcoming Programs in the Field - August 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Check out upcoming in-person and online programs available to our members from our national partners and colleagues.


SCOTUS + The 2018 Elections: Opportunities and Implications for c3 Funders
Funders' Committee for Civic Participation in partnership with United Philanthropy Forum and other co-sponsors
August 6, 3-4 pm ET
Join FCCP for its August First Monday + Election Series Discussion to mobilize ourselves into action, discuss how this nomination relates to all the issues we care about and understand the c3 funding opportunities and needs around the 2018 Elections.

Project Streamline – Essential Principles and Key Practices
PEAK Grantmaking
August 8, 2-3 pm ET
This webinar offers an introduction to Project Streamline and the practical changes that grantmakers can make to their own practice to help improve their own efficiency and reduce the burden on grantseekers and grantees.

Erasing Representation: The Implications of the Census Citizenship Status Question on Reapportionment & Redistricting
Redistricting Reform Project
When: August 15, 12-1 pm ET

Join this webinar to learn how census data is used in congressional, state and local redistricting, and the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court case Evenwel v. Abbott; how efforts to draw out non-citizens or non-voters undermines one person, one vote, and the foundation of our democracy; and what needs to be done to ensure communities are represented.

From Lab to Fork: Critical Questions on Laboratory-Created Animal Product Alternatives
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders
August 16, 3:30-5 pm ET
Join SAFSF for a discussion about the emerging wave of products rapidly entering the market. The webinar will offer a moderated discussion with policy and science experts who can explain how these “food-tech” products are produced; highlight regulatory gaps in oversight and their implications; and explore how these products fit in our current understanding of sustainable and healthy foods.


In-Person Programs

2018 National Conference for Growing Community FoundationsKansas Association of Community Foundations
October 14-16
Where: Wichita Marriott Hotel
This conference is tailored but not limited to small-staffed and volunteer-led community foundations in rural, small urban, and suburban America. It is designed to meet the needs of both new and seasoned board members and staff in practical training to enhance skills in all major areas of community foundation management. We welcome all board members and other volunteers, executive directors and other staff of community foundations from the USA and beyond.

2018 EGA Fall Retreat
Environmental Grantmakers Association
September 30 - October 3
Where: Asheville, NC
From the rise of solar power to pipeline resistance, industrial livestock impacts to coal mining transitions, transgender rights to the toppling of monuments, and the growing debate about the use of wood pellets from southern forests as a clean energy source, the South is at the intersection of environmental challenges, progressive activism and conservative traditions. The Fall Retreat will have special programming to address the imminent challenges to communities and the environment, including proactive strategies such as litigation and other efforts to defend clean water and clean air.

2018 NYS Fall Funders Convening
NY Funders Alliance
October 2
Where: Rochester, NY
The Fall Funders Convening is open to both members and non-members of the NY Funders Alliance. Content is designed for all staff and trustees of foundations, grantmaking institutions, and corporate giving offices from across New York State who are interested in a broad spectrum of topics and funding priorities.

2018 Annual Conference
Philanthropy Northwest
October 2-4
Where: Boise, ID
We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Our conference provides space to convene together to learn from peers how philanthropy can build capacity in the social sector, commit to racial equity and DEI and advocate for issues and organizations. 

ACCP: The Forum
October 2-5
Where: Boston, MA
The Forum is consistently rated the best short-term management education program for corporate contributions, community relations and employee volunteer managers. It focuses on the individual needs of attendees, whether they are relatively new in their roles or have extensive business experience, because it is limited in size (usually around 35 attendees).

Igniting Ideas, Sparking Change: Philanthropy on the Move
Council of Michigan Foundations
October 7-9
Where: Grand Rapids, MI
CMF's 46th Annual Conference will feature more than 30 interactive and dynamic breakout sessions that will bring the conference theme to life.

Bolstering Effective Indigenous Philanthropy: Supporting Indigenous Solutions and Partnerships for Long Term Change
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
October 7-10
Where: Santa Fe, NM
IFIP’s Global Indigenous Funders Conference will challenge funders on how to practice the kind of philanthropy that fosters relationships based on the 4R’s of Indigenous philanthropy (respect, responsibility, reciprocity and relationships) and sustains them. It will provide the learning space to tackle these issues and will facilitate the building of support networks to implement solutions.

2018 Annual National Conference for Growing Community Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations
October 14-16
Where: Wichita, KS
The Conference for Growing Community Foundations is tailored but not limited to small-staffed and volunteer-led community foundations in rural, small urban, and suburban America. It is designed to meet the needs of both new and seasoned board members and staff in practical training to enhance skills in all major areas of community foundation management. 

Wiser About Older: New Insights, New Programs for an Aging America
Grantmakers in Aging
October 17-19
Where: Memphis, TN
As many of us live longer, better lives, our nation is challenged to reimagine a country that truly cares for older people and also takes full advantage of our unique contributions. Like everyone else, funders must continue to get smarter about how we respond, and continue to develop new and innovative programs and policies that enable all of us to live as fully as possible in our communities.

Philanthropy Forward '18
Philanthropy Ohio
October 22-24
Where: Columbus, OH
This three-day conference will offer a wealth of programming opportunities aimed at advancing the knowledge and skills of the sector, celebrating its innovators and leaders and building the network of philanthropy in our state. Moving the field forward to create more just and equitable communities through collaborative partnerships transforming communities, innovative grantmaking and evaluation practices to move the needle, personal and professional growth, radical self-care and speaking truth. This is Philanthropy Forward.

Transform Arizona
Arizona Grantmakers Forum
October 30
Where: Phoenix, AZ
Join keynote speaker Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he will use his research on demographic change and movement building to lead a discussion on regionalism and racial equity.

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