A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

Funder Call: Engaging Funder Networks and Collaboratives in Policy and Advocacy

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 3pm ET / 2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT

Funder networks and collaboratives provide the opportunity for philanthropy to create a greater impact in communities through advocacy and policy. However, when each foundation has its own advocacy priorities, it can be difficult to create a common agenda for the funder network or collaborative 

Funders Together is hosting a call to discuss how funder networks and collaboratives can build a political agenda to help advance housing justice. During this call, you will have the opportunity to hear how other funder networks and collaboratives are engaging in advocacy.

This call is open to members of both established networks and collaboratives, as well as to those that are newly interested in convening funders in their communities.  

Learning Objectives

  • Share how funder networks and collaboratives have engaged in policy and advocacy.

  • Understand how funder networks and collaboratives are able to create a collective agenda.

How to Register

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

Please note: Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.

December 02, 2020 at 3:00pm - 4pm
Tabitha Blackwell ·

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  • Lauren Samblanet
    published this page in Programming 2020-11-13 09:37:18 -0500

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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