Civic engagement is the process and impact of everyday people participating in the life of a community to improve conditions and shape that community’s future. It requires that individuals see themselves as part of the fabric of their communities and as having the motivation, skills and ability to make a difference.
Social justice. Education. Healthy communities. The environment. Regardless of the issue that moves you, funding nonpartisan civic engagement offers a powerful approach to winning change that can help advance your mission.
Grantee strategies that integrate community-organizing activities and year-round voter engagement help build a strong base of support that can strengthen their ability to hold decision-makers accountable, impact public policy, and ultimately build long-term power among the communities they serve.
This hands-on, in-person workshop designed exclusively for grantmakers will draw on decades of experience from within the FCCP network. Through a mix of interactive activities and takeaway resources, we’ll help you assess your institution’s readiness to begin funding civic engagement and address any barriers that you face in getting started. By the end, you’ll leave with concrete next steps and the resources you need to put them in place.
Breakfast will be provided.