Funder Briefing On The New State Of The Field Of Institution-based Community Organizing, September 20th In New York, NY
People and Institutions Transforming America From the Ground Up:
Funder Briefing on the New State of the Field of Institution-based Community Organizing
September 20, 2012, 9:00am - 12:00pm
New York City, NY
How can funders effectively counter rising social inequality and the fracturing of communities and families in the United States? In these challenging times, local and national funders are increasingly embracing the urgency of building a long-term institutional base for such efforts.
Among the most widespread and sustained efforts to link democratic engagement to faith-based and secular institutions is the field of institution-based community organizing (sometimes termed faith-based, congregation-based or broad-based). Interfaith Funders, in collaboration with Dr. Richard Wood (University of New Mexico) and Brad Fulton (Duke University), shares the findings of a new national census of all institution-based community organizing efforts in the United States. The study shows the geographic spread of organizing, its growing influence in state and national political arenas, and the complex changes occurring in the religious and racial/ethnic diversity of its institutional base, leadership core, and professional staff.
This session will provide donors and faith-based funders, as well as foundation staff and trustees, with tools for understanding how this major social movement is addressing their specific issue areas, geographic focus, and leadership development interests.
Sponsored by Interfaith Funders and Philanthropy New York.
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