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Member Call: Debriefing the First Two Webinars from our Race Matters Institute Webinar Series

Friday, January 25 | 1pm EST | 12pm CST | 11am MST | 10am PST

In November 2018, Funders Together invited Joanna Scott from Race Matters Institute to facilitate a four-part webinar series on a suite of race equity tools our members can apply to their work. During the first webinar, we covered some key concepts to help ground future race equity conversations. In our second webinar, we looked at Race Matters Institute’s backmapping tool and talked about how it could be applied to housing and homelessness.  

Are you curious to hear what those conversations were like? Join us for this member call where we’ll discuss: 

  • Our notes from the first webinar that discussed different forms of racism, why we need to lead with structural racism, and what racial equity looks like.  
  • Our notes from the second webinar that looked at how to build a racial equity backmap and the value of doing so.  
  • Your questions and thoughts on these terms and tools, what additional questions you still have, and what future programming or resources you want might be.  

This member call will be conversation-based, so please come ready to ask questions, jump in with your thoughts, and share racial equity resources you’ve looked at.  


This member call is designed for and open to: 

  • Anyone who is currently signed up for the Race Matters Institute webinar series and missed one of the first two webinars or wants a refresher. 
  • Basic and full members of Funders Together 
  • Private foundations, United Ways, and philanthropy-serving organizations 


Register for this member call below. A calendar invitation with log-in information will be sent after you’ve registered and a Funders Together staff member as confirmed your eligibility to participate. 

If you have questions about participating in this webinar series, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs. 

Please note: This call is only open to members of Funders Together, private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), and anyone who signed up for the Race Matters Institute webinar series. If you have questions about participating, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs, at [email protected]  

January 25, 2019 at 1:00pm - 2pm
Stephanie Chan · · 617.245.0314 x105

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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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