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  • published 2019 Funders Institute in Programming 2019-04-05 09:58:18 -0400

    2019 Funders Institute

    2019 Funders Institute
    July 22-24, 2019
    Washington, D.C.

    Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to present our annual Funders Institute, held in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C. The Funders Institute is our largest event for funders to learn from each other and experts about philanthropy’s role in preventing and ending homelessness.

    The 2019 Funders Institute will focus on deep community work that’s advancing racial equity and how funders can support it, conversation about keeping homelessness and housing stability as key topics during the 2020 presidential election and Census, and peer learning on how funders should support their grantees in addressing racial disparities.  

    The Institute consists of a full day on Monday, July 22 and a funder-only workshop on both Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24 during the National Conference on Ending Homelessness.

    The option to register for both the Funders Institute and full National Conference on Ending Homelessness through Funders Together is now closed. However, those interested in attending the Monday portion of the Funders Institute may still register for Monday-only.


    Registration


    Register for the Funders Institute 

    While joint registration to both the Funders Institute and National Conference on Ending Homelessness is closed, funders can register for just the Funders Institute on July 22. (However, this excludes the ability to attend the National Conference opening plenary from 12:45 – 2:00 on July 22.)

    Registration for the Funders Institute closes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.

    Please note this event is exclusively for private funders, including foundations, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about registration or your eligibility to participate, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, lsamblanet@funderstogether.org.

    Program Overview

    The 2019 Funders Institute will focus on advancing racial equity from the ground up in homelessness, how to effectively influence public policy, and building the capacity of grantees to do racial equity work. Some of the major themes we will explore include:  

    Advancing Racial Equity from the Ground Up 

    While Black people comprise 13% of the general population in the United States and 26% of those living in poverty, they account for more than 40% of the homelessness population, suggesting that poverty rates alone do not explain the over-representation. As we continue to work with policymakers and our homelessness system to reduce these disparities, we also need to better support people deeply embedded in communities who are fighting for racial justice 

    During the 2019 Funders Institute, we'll discuss the importance of supporting culturally-specific organizations working to end homelessness and local organizers who are fighting for affordable housing. We'll talk with foundation leaders about how we need to work differently to make our organizations more equitable and support those who are already deeply embedded in communities fighting for racial justice. 

    How to Effectively Influence Public Policy

    We'll have a conversation with Congressional staffers about what is most effective and helpful in understanding issues and crafting policies. Funders will have an opportunity to share what's most top of mind for them and how philanthropy can engage and support public policies that help people experiencing homelessness or facing housing instability.

    What Funders are Doing to Support Grantees in Racial Equity Work

    Many funders have been asking how to best support their grantees to do racial equity work. On Wednesday, we'll have an intimate discussion with foundation staff about how they are building their grantees' capacity to learn about racial equity and shift the way they work.

    Agenda

    Click here to explore the 2019 Funders Institute Agenda.

    Event Logistics

    LOCATION

    Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    2660 Woodley Rd. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20008


    DATES AND TIMES

    • Monday, July 22, 2019 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
      • There will be a break from 12:45 – 2:00 for the National Conference on Ending Homelessness’ opening plenary.
      • Networking reception to follow, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
    • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | morning*
    • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | morning*

    * These session times are will be confirmed soon, but will likely start at 9:00 am.


    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Washington Marriott Wardman Park
    2660 Woodley Rd, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Phone: 202-328-200

    The National Conference on Ending Homelessness has secured a block of discounted rooms at the conference host hotel, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Discounted room rates are $223.00 plus taxes until the room block closes on Friday, June 28, 2019 or when the room block fills up. Call 1-877-212-5752 and reference "National Conference on Ending Homelessness" or book online by clicking here.

     

    WHEN
    July 22, 2019 at 9am - July 25, 2019 at 9am
    WHERE
    Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    2660 Woodley Rd NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    United States
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  • Funders Institute Only Registration

    Monday's Funders Institute Only

    Use this page to register for only the Funders Institute on July 22. This rate does not include the NAEH conference opening plenary, full NAEH conference, or funder workshops on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Cost of registration

    • Full (dues-paying) Members of Funders Together: $250
    • Basic (non-dues paying) Members or Non-members of Funders Together: $400

    How to register

    Register online by clicking the button below. We are only able to process online registration payments through PayPal at this time.

    If you are not able to use PayPal or prefer to pay by check, please follow the steps below to register:

    1. Email Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, at lsamblanet@funderstogether.org with the following information for each participant:
      • First and last name, title, email
      • Dietary restrictions
      • Accessibility needs
      • Pronouns
    2. Mail a check with “2019 Funders Institute” in the memo line to the address below:

    Funders Together to End Homelessness
    89 South Street, Suite 803
    Boston, MA 02111

    Cancellation policy

    Registration for the Funders Institute only closes Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.

    Cancellation requests made by Wednesday, June 5, 2019 will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Requests made between Thursday, June 6 and Friday, July 5, 2019 will incur a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made later than Friday, July 5, 2019 will receive no refund.

    To cancel a registration, send a request to Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator. Refunds for paid registrations are subject to approval and a cancellation fee. You will receive an email when your refund has been processed.

    Please note this event is exclusively for private funders, including foundations, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). If you have questions about registration or your eligibility to participate, please contact Lauren Samblanet, Membership and Program Coordinator, at lsamblanet@funderstogether.org.

     

     

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  • published 2018 Funders Institute in Past Events 2018-07-31 11:46:24 -0400

    2018 Funders Institute

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    The 2018 Funders Institute was held in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness. In addition to our one-day Institute, the event continued through the National Conference on Ending Homelessness. Each day featured workshop sessions planned by Funders Together with content and discussion exclusively for private funders. Below is the agenda for the Institute outlining the various sessions that were offered along with resources that supplemented the topics covered.

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