The move to a virtual environment puts Funders Together in a position to better serve philanthropy in the work to prevent and end homelessness. Read on to see why we made this move and where we are!
Since Funders Together to End Homelessness began, Boston has been “home”. The city was central to many founding members and at the time, provided the right environment to facilitate our work.
To reflect our widespread membership and provide better opportunities to serve philanthropy, Funders Together has moved to a virtual environment in 2017. We have staff spread across two states on the east coast, including Massachusetts and North Carolina, with our CEO Amanda Andere based in Washington, D.C.
Since joining Funders Together last year, Amanda has focused on increasing our presence in D.C. with our partners and policymakers working at the national level. It was decided that to facilitate this growing presence and to be intentional about being where our members are, becoming a virtual organization was the right "move". This new environment allows staff to best maximize our time and resources as we meet with members, partners, and public officials across the country regarding philanthropy’s work to prevent and end homelessness. We always aim to be accessible for funders and by becoming a virtual organization, we create additional opportunities to learn about what is happening in the field so we can offer more targeted in-person events and generate additional educational resources.
We encourage you to to take a look at our Where We Will Be page to see if we will be coming to a community near you. We would love to meet up for coffee or dinner to talk about your work and how we can best support you. And as always, please continue to feel free to reach out at any time to keep us updated on chances to connect with you and/or peers in your area!