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Equitable Community Development Tools for Funders: A Learning Series with Pittsburgh’s PLACES Fellows

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01/2017

About the PLACES (Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth) Fellowship Program:

PLACES, hosted by the Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, is designed to help funders use an explicit equity lens in supporting community development.  With this framework, funders can better engage and leverage residents’ own perspectives in improving their communities.

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Keystone Policy Series: Resource Page

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01/2017

How They Do It: Pennsylvania Funders on Engaging the Public Sector

Philanthropy professionals in Pennsylvania understand how state policy affects the nonprofit sector, and many have a history of engaging and educating state policymakers.   Even given private foundations’ constraints on lobbying, there are numerous opportunities for communication between philanthropy and the public sector that are permissible and can serve to build relationships and advance important issues.

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Keystone Policy Series: Education Advocacy

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01/2017

On this call, funding colleagues addressed statewide education advocacy efforts currently underway; including current priorities and challenges, the role their organizations play in these initiatives, and opportunities for other funders to become involved.  

Speakers:

Kristen Burns, Associate Director, Grable Foundation
Michelle Figlar, Vice President of Learning, The Heinz Endowments
Stan Thompson, Education Program Director, The Heinz Endowments
Elliot Weinbaum, Great Learning Program Director, William Penn Foundation

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National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting

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Publication date: 
06/2016

The Forum co-hosted a National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting, along with the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Women’s Funding Network. This was the first in a series of three teleconferences on this topic.

Our Roles in State Budget Debates

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Publication date: 
03/2016
On March 15th, 2016, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the National Council of Nonprofits offered a webinar which discussed state budget trends, explored why foundations and nonprofits have shown they care about this fundamental issue, and what solutions our colleagues are developing to prevent budget crises and government shutdowns in the future.
 
The webinar recording of Our Roles in State Budget Debates along with the PowerPoint presentation, and recap are available at the link below.
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