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Blue Sky Funders Forum Virtual Convening

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Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, June 4, 2021 - 4:00pm EDT
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Join us on June 3-4, 2021 from 12-4 pm ET for the Blue Sky Funders Forum Virtual Convening. Together, we will connect, co-create and collaborate to support thriving communities by advancing equitable opportunities for meaningful outdoor experiences and connections to nature.

The Blue Sky Funders Forum 2021 Virtual Convening is open to all staff and board members of grantmaking organizations and philanthropy-serving organizations, as well as Blue Sky advisors and invited guests. 

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Agenda:

The agenda for the two-day convening is designed to enable authentic conversations, connections, and co-creation through informal networking, small group work, and ideation.

Thursday, June 3, 2021:

On Day 1, we'll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of current challenges through Learning Vignettes featuring funders and practitioners; followed by Deep Dives on two learning themes - centering racial equity and justice and policy opportunities.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET: Informal networking time

12:00 - 4:00 PM ET: Convening sessions

4:00 - 4:30 PM ET: Informal networking time

Friday, June 4, 2021:

Day 2 will engage participants in strategy co-design sessions, generating concrete ideas, and next steps for realizing a vision that every person - regardless of race, identity, or community - has the right and opportunity to meaningful connections in the outdoors and improve quality of life, health, and social wellbeing.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET: Informal networking time

12:00 - 4:00 PM ET: Convening sessions

4:00 - 4:30 PM ET: Informal networking time

About the Host:

The Blue Sky Funders Forum’s mission is to inspire philanthropy that supports thriving communities by advancing equitable opportunities for meaningful outdoor experiences and connections to nature. As a philanthropic community, we are united in the belief that meaningful outdoor experiences are a human right.

Blue Sky Funders Forum is a working group of the Environmental Grantmakers Association.

Design Team for the 2021 Convening:

Stephanie Maez – Outdoor Foundation

Lynne Seeley – Leonard C. & Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation

Lisa McClure – National Park Foundation

Judy Braus – North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

Juan Martinez – Fresh Tracks / The Aspen Institute

Heather Equinoss and Melissa Darnell – CoCreative Consulting

Anupama Joshi and Berkeley Bryant – Blue Sky Funders Forum

Host Organization(s): 
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