About the 2020 Convening

Convening Update: 

With the safety and wellbeing of our network in mind, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person aspect of our annual convening in Houston, Texas this summer. While we will not be in the same space, we know that providing a virtual opportunity for our network to collaborate and share at this critical moment for civic engagement is important to maintain our connections. 

Join us online June 22-23 as we bring together funders and community changemakers for two days of learning, networking, and alignment conversations. As we review our work thus far and look toward the remainder of the year and beyond, we will

  • Learn about the current state and necessary shifts of the 2020 civic engagement field in the Southwest and around the country, 
  • Provide space to share critical efforts from our working groups and special projects, particularly initial 2020 Census learnings and impacts from the current climate,
  • Continue to prioritize equity and justice as key tenets of what it looks like to build long term power in communities, and
  • Have funder-focused conversations that enhance collaboration for not only the remainder of 2020, but for the years and changes to come.

Stay tuned for updates on agendas and online registration information. 

Please note: FCCP’s 2020 Convening is open to all funders and donor advisors (FCCP members or not), philanthropy serving organizations, and invited speakers.

Houston Registrations Update: For those of you who have already registered and booked travel around the Houston convening, we will issue full registration refunds to those who request them. If you and your organization are in a position to make your registration fee a donation to FCCP, your contribution would be greatly appreciated and would go to support ongoing programming and further meaningful connections for our membership. Madeleine Cáceres, Operations Coordinator from the FCCP team, will follow up directly with all who registered.

2020 Convening Planning Committee

Ted Wang

Unbound Philanthropy
Ted Wang is the Director of Unbound Philanthropy’s US Program. Before joining the foundation, Ted had a public policy consulting practice, advising a mix of foundations, advocacy organizations, and elected officials. Read More…

Nick Chedli Carter

2020 Vision Ventures & the Resilient Democracy Fund
Nick is the Managing Director of 2020 Vision Ventures and the Resilient Democracy Fund, a civic engagement initiative dedicated to a fair, inclusive, and resilient democracy. Read More…

Nicole Boucher

Way to Win
Nicole is a Vice President of Way to Win, working on the larger landscape of partnerships to strengthen and create the infrastructure needed to win elections, advance transformative policy, and build lasting power. Read More…

Elizabeth Guernsey

Open Society Foundations
Elizabeth Guernsey is a program officer with Open Society-U.S., overseeing grant making related to local progressive governance, with an emphasis on supporting local elected and appointed officials and tackling the state preemption of local democracy. Read More…