Moving Forward Together: People, Power, and Justice

Registration for FCCP’s 2019 Convening is now open! Join us from November 19-21 in Detroit, MI as we bring together funders and community changemakers for 3 days of learning, networking, and strategic planning. Participants will engage in events centered on organizing for 2020 and beyond: including sessions on census work, money in politics, and racial equity + power sharing. Expect a challenging week of growth and collaboration with practical takeaways to inform your future grantmaking.

Room reservations and convening sessions will be located at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Information on room block reservation is available here.


Please send all questions to Ashley Tjhung, Operations Coordinator at

Please note that our convening is only open to all funders (FCCP members or not) and invited speakers.

Early Bird Registration closes August 15 at 11:30 PM ET.

Additional Opportunities

Special sessions to be released later this summer

Special topical sessions and meetings that require pre-registration will be available this summer. In the past, these have included a census-focused breakfast, a money in politics focused lunch, and various pre-conferences.

Local activities coming soon

As part of this year’s Convening, FCCP is organizing dedicated issue-based site visits pre and post Convening. Attendees can look forward to trips to some of Detroit’s most significant cultural venues and engaging with local practitioners and their work in their communities.


Travel and Lodging

The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

The 2019 Convening will take place at the historic Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Built in 1924, the Westin Book Cadillac is located in the heart of Detroit and walking distance from many of the attractions in the downtown district.

Click here for the Convening room block reservation. Please reserve your room now for optimal accommodations. Space is limited and not guaranteed.

Getting Around

  • Airport: The closest airport to the convening is the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). Located about 30 minutes from the host hotel, DTW serves as a hub airport for multiple airlines and to many destinations. Learn more here. 
  • Train: Detroit is also available via Amtrak train service on the Wolverine line arriving at Detroit Station. For more information, visit
  • Local Transportation: Detroit’s QLine and PeopleMover provide a nice way to get around the city. For more information on this and additional local options, head over to

NOTE: Transportation will be provided to the 2nd night off-site dinner.


As we gather for FCCP’s 2019 Convening, with critical questions facing our democracy, a powerful upswell of organizing and engagement has helped reshape what appears possible for 2020 and beyond. From November 19 through 21 in Detroit, Michigan, FCCP will bring together grantmakers, thought leaders, and changemakers in strategic dialogue. We will discuss our challenges, learn from shining examples that are propelling our democracy and equitable participation, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

We need your help to make this convening a success. Because we work to keep registration fees as low as feasible, they alone do not cover our costs to hold the annual convening. Please consider supporting FCCP and this hallmark event by sponsoring a portion of our three days together.

Additional information on our generous sponsors will be available soon. For more information on sponsorship, contact Elizabeth Shapiro at