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

Webinar: Advocacy 101 for Funders

In May, Funders Together hosted our Advocacy Update webinar to bring philanthropy up to speed on news around the FY18 budget and other policy issues that affect housing and homelessness issues. Now, the learning continues by putting knowledge to action.

In this webinar, the Alliance for Justice leads us on a continued learning journey around various ways foundations and United Ways can partake in advocacy to effect change. We will define lobbying and the limitations in place for different types of funders, share examples of unique and effective ways Funders Together members engage in advocacy, and examine ways your grantees can become involved. 

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Please note: The event is at 2:00pm eastern time.  If you are logged in, the time should reflect your current time zone. If you have any questions regarding the time, please contact Lauren at [email protected].

This event is intended for funders who are members of Funders Together and invited guests.  Before you invite non-members to participate, please contact Lauren Bennett at [email protected]

June 22, 2017 at 2:00pm - 3pm
Karen Heck Laurie Liles Penny Allee Taylor Megan Hannan Jennifer Gray Stephanie Gocklin Ali Benson Caroline Merenda Maya Halthore Amanda Andere Roweena Naidoo Soni Gupta Susanne Beaton Roxanne Riddell Kate Placide Kelly Ngo Mike Schwartz Cody metzger Amy Denhart Angela D'Orazio Janice Elliott Kelli King-Jackson Martha Cranley Nicole Karalis

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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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