The Funders Together Networking Series is designed to connect funders who are working to improve the lives of vulnerable people throughout the United States and Canada. Our networking events provide you with the opportunity to develop strategic relationships, exchange valuable information, and highlight your work.
If you are interested in co-hosting or sponsoring a networking event, please contact Jennifer Olney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to the Funders Together Networking Series Sponsor
If you are not logged into the Funders Together website, times below are in eastern time. If you are logged in, times below should reflect your current time zone. If you have any questions about the timing of events, please contact Jennifer Olney at email@example.com.
Join us on Thursday, May 25th at 7:45-8:45 a.m. for a breakfast conversation, in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, around the federal landscape as well as what is happening at a local level and how philanthropy can engage in opportunities around core priorities.
We will discuss:
- core priorities at each level
- what we know about the budget process
- how philanthropy can advance advocacy efforts
- how to frame common messages around priorities
RSVP below! More information to come!
If you would like to attend the full CSH Supportive Housing Summit but haven't registered yet, you can do so here. Please note: You do not have to register for the full summit in order to attend the breakfast.
This year's Funders Institute being held in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C will follow a new format. We are excited to announce that in addition to our 1-day Institute, this year's event will continue through the National Conference on Ending Homelessness. In addition to the valuable content planned for conference participants, each day will feature workshop sessions planned by Funders Together with content and discussion exclusively for private funders*.
*Please note this event is exclusively for private funders including foundations and United Ways.
Registration will close on June 26th.
Monday, July 17, 2017
9:00am - 9:30am Breakfast*
9:30am - 12:00pm Keynote Speaker and Update on Racial Equity Work*
This session will continue Funders Together's ongoing conversation around racial equity and share learnings from the Center for Social Innovation's work across the country.
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch*
1:00pm - 1:45pm National Conference on Ending Homelessness Opening Plenary, Nan Roman
2:00pm - 3:30pm Stop Talking About It, Be About It: Addressing Racial Inequity**
Join providers, local leaders, and funders working on racial equity in their communities as part of the Center for Social Innovation's SPARC initiative.
3:45pm - 4:15pm Funder Only Conversations*
4:30pm - 5:30pm Funders Institute Reception
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
9:15am - 10:45am What's the Environment? What Can We Do?*
What's happening with local and federal policy that will impact our work to end homelessness? How can philanthropy be engaged? Hear from experts in the field and funder colleagues in this funder only workshop.
1:15pm - 2:00pm Local Success: A Proposition for Housing**
How did the City of Los Angeles get residents to vote “yes” on Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure that will create new housing for neighbors experiencing homelessness? Join speakers to learn how the community came together and the role funders played in its success.
4:00pm - 5:30pm Unusual Suspects: Funders Driving Intersectional Partnerships**
How do funders address homelessness and its intersection with other systems? How can grantees work with funders in their community and engage unusual partners from these intersecting fields.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
9:15am - 10:45am Celebrating Risk: The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly*
Join us for an unusual party. This session will be a chance for funders to come together and celebrate failure, success, and overall lessons learned from their work to prevent and end homelessness. This workshop is for funders only.
*Funder Only Sessions
**These sessions will be part of the NAEH conference but will be planned by Funders Together.
More details coming soon!
Photo from Foundations for Youth Success Site Visit in Minneapolis, MN.
Join Funders Together's new Youth Network in Cleveland, Ohio!
During Foundations for Youth Success, Funders Together's two-year community of practice focused on youth homelessness, members identified in-person convenings as one of the most valuable parts of the community. In addition to hearing about inspiring local work, convenings allowed members to connect with peers and learn about innovative work happening across the country.
As we launch Funders Together's NEW Youth Network we are excited to announce our first in-person convening, in Cleveland, Ohio! We hope you join us to learn about the exciting work happening in Cleveland and to meet other members of this new network.
Meet Your Network Peers
YYA Homelessness Across the Country
How Cleveland Organized As a Community: A Place 4 Me
Cleveland's System Response- Prevention/Diversion, Assessment, Response
Funders Role in a Commuinty Response
Meet Local Funders
Network Planning- Taking Learnings Back to Your Community
After you RSVP, please book your hotel room at Hilton Downtown Cleveland.
Exact timing is still TBD. Please email Jennifer Olney at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this group.