GWP Program Materials

Keystone Policy Series: Education Advocacy

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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.  


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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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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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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Federal Budget and Tax Outlook Briefing for Grantmakers

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Each year, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) and Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF) co-sponsor an Annual Budget and Tax Briefing for their members.  This year, to increase the reach of this discussion to grantmakers who are unable to travel to Washington DC, the keynote address from this annual briefing, featuring Bob Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, was made available to GWP members via live webstream.

Below you will find a copy of his presentation.


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