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Co-sponsored Webinar: Philanthropy’s Role in Fostering Grantee Resilience and Managing Secondary Trauma

Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT

Funders Together to End Homelessness is excited to partner with Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) on this webinar about supporting grantee resilience and managing secondary trauma.

Perhaps now more than ever, nonprofit organizations working with vulnerable communities are operating under tremendous stress during a period of significant political and cultural volatility. From the nationwide reckoning with racial injustice, to the global COVID-19 pandemic, to extreme rhetoric and policy attacks on immigrants, the staff of the organizations serving traumatized communities are often themselves victims of secondary trauma (commonly referred to as “vicarious trauma” or “compassion fatigue”). Impacting professionals in a range of roles from case manager, to lawyer, to medical provider, and across a variety of populations including immigrants, children, and incarcerated persons, secondary trauma can lead to staff burnout, turnover, and decreased organizational efficacy.

As philanthropy underwrites the core work of these organizations, it is critical that funders understand the implications of secondary trauma on the people behind the work. How can philanthropy support grantee wellness and sustainability? What practices are already being adopted? Join GCIR and leaders from the field for a timely discussion as we release findings and recommendation for action from our recently-concluded national research project on secondary trauma.

This webinar will last 90 minutes (3:00-4:30 ET / 12:00-1:30PT)




Please register by Wednesday, September 23rd by 1pm ET / 4pm PT directly through Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees using the "Register" button below.

September 24, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs ·

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Programming 2020-09-16 13:39:06 -0400

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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