Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 2:00PM ET, 1:00PM CT, 12:00PM MT, 11:00AM PT
Co-sponsor: Neighborhood Funders Group, Philanthropy New York
As Funders Together and our network work toward housing justice as our north star, we must figure out we transform, not just reform the policies and systems that prevent people from having stable and safe housing. In this webinar, we will hear how Funders Together member the Butler Family Fund has shifted their strategy and focus toward policy and advocacy and grassroots organizing to break the cycle between the criminal legal system and homelessness.
We will also be joined by Austin Justice Coalition and Action Center on Race & The Economy, two community partners who work at the intersection of racial and economic justice. They will discuss how philanthropy can resource and partner in the transition away from broken systems, such as our current criminal-legal system, into transformative housing solutions.
This webinar is the second in a series highlighting how our members across the country are grappling with difficult juxtapositions between supporting immediate policy reform while co-creating a more visionary, liberated future.
During this webinar we will:
- Share how organizations can find their voice and place in policy work (regardless of how large or small their organization is)
- Explore how funders can nurture more balanced relationships with their grantees
- Understand the supports and shifts required from a movement leader’s lens
- Define strategies funders should consider to shift power within and outside of their organizations
- Saqib Bhatti, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Action Center On Race & The Economy (ACRE) - he/him
- Chas Moore, Executive Director, Austin Justice Coalition - he/him
- João Paulo M. Connolly, Organizing Director, Austin Justice Coalition - he/him
- Molly Schultz Hafid, Executive Director, Butler Family Fund – she/her
- Tia Smith, Director of Membership & Programs, Funders Together to End Homelessness (Moderator) - they/them
Please RSVP for this webinar using the button below. You will receive your Zoom link once a Funders Together staff person has approved your registration.
Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, philanthropy-serving organizations, and members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Tia Smith, Director of Membership and Programs.
This webinar will take place via Zoom meeting. If you do not receive your Zoom link or have technical issues logging into this call, please reach out to Tia Smith prior to the webinar or Jack Zhang during the webinar.
This webinar will last 75 minutes.