We kicked off the series with a short video featuring three philanthropic leaders who reflect on the post-election landscape and implications for philanthropy.
Philanthropy’s Road Forward Video
Foundations play an important role in informing the public debate, stimulating innovation, and supporting research and evaluation needed to understand the impact of policies and programs. Assessing the new policy and funding environment after the elections is critical as we build compelling and successful agendas for advancing our work to support low-income families, workers and communities. Given the extraordinary challenges of 2020 including the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, national uprising for racial justice and threats to our democracy, how do we, as funders, need to show up in this moment?
The series also includes four funder discussions in December 2020 – February 2021.
Who Voted and Why and Implications for Social and Economic Policy (December 2-3, 2020)
In this two-part program, public opinion and political strategists and national and state organizers will explore what the recent elections tell us about political participation, dialogue on the direction of the country, and the future of social and economic policy.
A National Reckoning on Race (December 17, 2020)
Ideas, Lessons, and Inspiration on How Philanthropy and the Administration Can Work Together (January 7, 2021)
No Going Back — Building for a Better Future (February 4, 2021)
Many thanks to our planning committee for their time and leadership in shaping this funder learning series!
- Cassandra McKee, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund and EOF Steering Committee member
- Robb Gray, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Leigh Gibson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Julie Fernandes, Rockefeller Family Fund