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Funder Call: Creating Action Opportunities for Housing Justice Narrative and Messaging

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT

Co-sponsored by Northern California Grantmakers

As a follow-up to our recent webinar on Housing and Homelessness Narrative Change: From Research to Action, we are hosting an interactive meeting that will connect funders interested in turning strong narratives and messaging into action for housing justice.

Participants will discuss what they’re funding, gaps that need attention, and share information on potential co-funding opportunities or areas for alignment. Attendees will also have a chance to lift up action opportunities on issues ranging from developing effective messaging, to building communications infrastructure within advocacy organizations, to creating a shared and accessible national database of research.

Registration

Please register for this call through the button below. Once confirmed, you’ll receive call-in information directly from Zoom. If you have questions about registration in the hour before the call, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Knowledge Management and Communications Manager.

Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, including foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, individual philanthropists, and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about your eligibility to register, pleasecontact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs at Funders Together to End Homelessness.

 

WHEN
October 27, 2020 at 3pm - 4pm
CONTACT
Lauren Bennett ·

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