Funders Together’s annual Funders Institute is going virtual in 2020! To continue practicing safe physical distancing, we will virtually convene philanthropy over the course of three days in August to learn, connect, and act. 2020 has been a long, challenging year and our Funders Institute is dedicated time in our movement for philanthropy to come together, solidify partnerships, and support each other.
This year, we will hold virtual conversations and engage in principled struggle to push for racial justice in our work to end homelessness. Attributed to N’tanya Lee, the concept of principled struggle is that struggle is a condition for change and liberation and that to disagree and grapple with each other is an inevitable and necessary part of racial equity work.
As a movement of funders working to prevent and end homelessness, we hope you will join us to push and support each other while also finding joy together. We’ll focus our conversations on issues including COVID-19 and homelessness, the 2020 election and possible change in Administration, and how we should use our voice and dollars to seek racial and housing justice.
Each day will kick off with a plenary conversation for the first hour followed by a choice of curated breakout conversations. Participants can register for all three sessions together or pick and choose which sessions they want to attend by registering for the sessions individually. The Funders Institute will take place during the following days and times:
- Tuesday, August 11 | 2:00-4:00 ET (1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT)
- Wednesday, August 12 | 2:00-4:00 ET (1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT) with a networking reception starting at 4:30 ET (1:30 PT)
- Thursday, August 13 | 2:00-4:00 ET (1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT)
You can view the full agenda here.
Please note: Participation in our programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.