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  • 2021 Funders Institute: Connecting History, Narrative, and Housing Justice

    This year’s Funders Institute, held virtually on September 28-30, was an exchange of ideas and knowledge, weaving a web of knowledge centered on housing justice through every plenary and breakout session. Across three days, the theme of narrative connected conversations about slavery, critical race theory, grassroots advocacy, and whose stories get told. 

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  • 2021 Funders Institute: Narrative Change Research: What is it Telling Us?

    No one likes seeing homelessness in their community, but building the public will to address homelessness requires effectively framing the issue in a way that speaks to people’s values and the possibility of success. We also need to consider how we approach narrative change and shift our own thinking in order to be most effective and speak to people's values. With the right tools, we can do a better job crafting narratives that bring people together and create champions for our cause. During this plenary session, participants heard findings from two narrative change research projects and how philanthropy can support the field in using the research to build public will.

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  • 2021 Funders Institute: Organizing Against Anti-Transgender Policies in the Fight for Housing Justice

    The National Center for Transgender Equality reports that one in five transgender people in the United States has been discriminated against when seeking a home, and more than one in ten have been evicted from their homes, because of their gender identity. With a lack of legal protections from gender identity discrimination on both the state and local levels, evictions and homelessness of transgender people will continue to persist.

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  • 2021 Funders Institute: National Efforts to Push for Housing as a Human Right

    Housing is a basic human need. We know that safe, accessible, and affordable housing results in positive health, education, and economic outcomes, and we know that housing ends homelessness. So, what will it take to help others believe that housing is a human right and to change policy to guarantee housing for all?

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  • 2021 Funders Institute: What Should Philanthropy Do to Fight the Criminalization of Homelessness?

    No one wants to see unsheltered homelessness in their community. However, the urgency to address unsheltered homelessness has meant that many groups are pushing “solutions” that harm people experiencing homelessness, violate their rights, and do little to address the root causes of homelessness.

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  • 2021 Funders Institute Keynote: Fireside Chat with Clint Smith, Author of How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

    At a moment in time when people are deepening their awareness of structural racial inequities, it is critical to understand the legacy of slavery in our country and its ongoing consequences hidden in plain view. During this keynote fireside chat,  Clint Smith and Martha Toll talked about challenging our own understanding of our history, the stories we tell about it, and the spaces we move through every day.

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    2021 Funders Institute

    2021 Virtual Funders Institute on September 28-30, 2021, 2-4p ET daily

    2021 Virtual Funders Institute

    September 28-30, 2021

    Funders Together to End Homelessness held our annual Funders Institute on September 28-30, 2021. Over these three days, participants heard from leaders in the field, made new connections with funders from across the country, and found joy together. This year, we dove deep on what narrative change research is telling us, how philanthropy can fight against the criminalization of homelessness, and what's happening nationally to push for housing as a human right and housing justice. 

     

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  • Thank you for registering for the 2021 Funders Institute!

    Thank you so much for registering for 2021 Virtual Funders Institute!

    Registered participants will receive an email from Zoom with their unique call-in information no later than two weeks prior to the event.

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy

    Transferring Your Registration

    • If you can no longer attend the Funders Forum and would like to transfer your entire registration to a colleague, please email Isaac Manchego. We will accommodate transfer requests through 1pm ET on Monday, September 27, 2021. 
    • Please note that this option is only for transferring your whole registration to a colleague. If you can only attend part of the Funders Forum and wish for a colleague to also attend, they will need to have their own separate registration.  

    Canceling Your Registration

    • We will accept registration refund requests through Friday, September 24 at 11:59 pm ET.  There will be no partial refunds, and after this date we will not be able to accommodate refund requests.
    • If you can no longer attend the Funders Forum and would like to request a refund, please contact Isaac Manchego.

  • 2021 Funders Institute Registration

    Registration fee is for 1 individual to attend three days (September 28-30) of the Funders Institute. After you have registered using the form below, please hold the time on your calendar. You will receive your link to join directly from Zoom closer to the event.   

    August 23, 2021 Registration opens
    September 24 at 11:59p ET Deadline to request a refund
    September 27 at 1:00p ET Deadline to request a registration transfer
    September 27 at 1:00p ET Online registration closes
    September 28-30, 2:00p ET 2021 Funders Institute

    Registration Fee 

    • $90 for Full (dues-paying) Members  
    • $180 for Basic (non-dues paying) Members and Non-Members  

    Participation in the Funders Institute is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate.  

    Payment Options 

    • Register online and pay by credit card. 
      1. Complete the form below. You will then be taken to Paypal to submit your payment. (Please note: we are only able to process online registration payments via PayPal at this time, however, you do not need a PayPal account to pay through PayPal.) 
    • Register and pay by check.
      1. If you prefer to pay by check, please email Isaac Manchego to let us know you plan to pay by check so we can register you manually.
      2. Mail your check to the address below with “2021 Funders Institute Registration” in the memo line: 

    Funders Together to End Homelessness  
    89 South Street, Suite 603  
    Boston, MA 02111  

    • If you would like to register multiple people:
      1. Complete the registration form below and change the "Amount - Other" field to the total amount that corresponds with the number of people you want to register. (Example: Full member wanting to register 3 people=$270; Basic member wanting to register 3 people=$540)
      2. Send an email to Isaac Manchego with a list of the names, titles, and email addresses of everyone you want to register. Isaac will add them to our system on the back end and note that your payment is for multiple people. 

    Cancellation and Transfer Policy

    Transferring Your Registration

    • If you can no longer attend the Funders Institute and would like to transfer your entire registration to a colleague, please email Isaac Manchego. We will accommodate transfer requests through 1pm ET on Monday, September 27, 2021. 
    • Please note that this option is only for transferring your whole registration to a colleague. If you can only attend part of the Funders Institute and wish for a colleague to also attend, they will need to have their own separate registration.  

    Canceling Your Registration

    • We will accept registration refund requests through Friday, September 24 at 11:59 pm ET.  There will be no partial refunds, and after this date we will not be able to accommodate refund requests.
    • If you can no longer attend the Funders Institute and would like to request a refund, please contact Isaac Manchego.

     

     

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