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Philanthropy’s Role Supporting Civic Engagement

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 2pm EST

Presented in Partnership with Philanthropy for Voter Engagement

Voter participation and civic engagement are core facets of a healthy and thriving democracy. At a time when voter participation in the U.S. continues to lag behind that in other countries, foundations have the opportunity to provide needed support. But what can foundations legally do, and what safeguards exist to protect both our sector and our democracy? Join this webinar to learn how foundations can support ongoing nonpartisan voter engagement work, dispel confusion around legal restrictions, and hear about recent initiatives from philanthropic communities around the country to boost voter participation. This webinar is presented in partnership with the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and Philanthropy for Voter Engagement.

We Give Summit

Thursday, May 9, 2024 3pm EST

Strengthen Democracy: Collective Giving for Voter Engagement this Year (and Beyond!) hosted by Brian Miller of Nonprofit VOTE

New research from Philanthropy Together and Latino Community Foundation both show that collective giving is an on-ramp for authentic civic engagement. But what are the best, and most appropriate ways to increase civic participation in your community? Nonprofit Vote is the leading provider of nonpartisan resources and experts in voter engagement. In this interactive workshop, Executive Director Brian Miller wil share tangible strategies and practical tactics that collective giving groups can model and embed in their work to drive voter engagement in this critical year for democracy.

Foundations on the Hill Conference

Sunday, February 25, 2024 – Wednesday, February 28 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm EST

Nonprofit VOTE Panel Sunday, February 25, 2024 1:15pm EST

Hosted by Philanthropy for Voter Engagement, a project of Nonprofit VOTE, this exclusive pre-conference session will explore ways philanthropy can spur and encourage active voter engagement in communities across in America.

From examining philanthropy’s role in building a more inclusive and vibrant democracy to providing new and updated resources for PSOs and foundations to do their part, this session will include in-depth commentary and analysis on how best to get involved.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 2024 National Conference

Monday, May 20, 2024 – 9:30am to Wednesday, May 22, 4:00pm PT

GEO’s 2024 National Conference, hosted in partnership with Philanthropy California, offers grantmakers and other practitioners the opportunity to explore equity-centered and community-driven grantmaking practices that support transformational change in order to create a just, connected and inclusive society where we can all thrive.

Webinar Rewatch: Advocacy 101 for Foundations / Foundations on the Hill Training

Original Date of webinar: Thursday, February 15, 2024)

In case you missed it, be sure to review this awesome 90 minute virtual training session designed to help all foundations in Illinois understand the rules for philanthropic organizations when it comes to policy and advocacy. You can review a PDF of the slideshow by clicking here or watch a full recording of the presentation by clicking the below “Read More” button and inputting the following Zoom webinar passcode: e%6=HNQc

Panelists:

Carrie Davis, Director of the Democracy Program, Joyce Foundation

Angie Jean-Marie, Philanthropy for Voter Engagement Consultant, Nonprofit VOTE

Webinar Rewatch: CF Leads: Building a More Inclusive and Vibrant Democracy: Community Foundations’ Role

(Original Date of webinar: Wednesday, January 17, 2024)

Catch up on last month’s CFLeads and Nonprofit VOTE webinar about how community foundations can utilize the new Philanthropy for Voter Engagement Toolkit. In this webinar, you’ll learn about tips, best practices, and case studies for foundations to explore voter engagement.

Review the key insignts and takeaways here.

Panelists:

Allison Levine, Vice President for Marketing & Communications Delaware Community Foundation

Chinedum Nnodum, Director of Community Strategies, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

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