About the 2021 Convening
2021 has been a year of both reflection and purpose, of dynamic change and robust opportunity. Against all odds — through a profoundly challenging pandemic, painfully racialized violence, and the erosion of truth and justice — democracy endured in 2020. And, not only did it endure, it affirmed the critically important role communities of color continue to play at the forefront of protecting democracy and the deep roots in communities that must continue to be cultivated to ultimately build power. Long term, sustained investments serve a vital role in supporting this work. As a network, we have taken in what is happening around us, and we have adapted, which itself is a triumph during these demanding moments. Because of this important work, 2021 brings with it real opportunity to shape what democracy looks like through thoughtful grantmaking that prioritizes durable power building, good governance, and racially just policies.
Thank you for joining us for our 2021 Convening, where we examined this unique moment and what it will take to continue to move democracy forward. We heard from leaders throughout the civic engagement space who are advancing this work, everyday, across the country. We explored the progress, challenges, and unique environments that funders and field organizations face in our states and how these efforts are translated nationally. Together, we looked at what we can do as a collective network to ensure our democracy is responsive and just, through supporting efforts like countering voter suppression, ensuring fair redistricting, building shared power among individuals, communities, officials, and institutions, and much more. 2021 can be a year that moves democracy forward if we uplift and work in collaboration with one another. Thank you for taking these next steps forward together.
Our convening was open to all funders and donor advisors (regardless of FCCP membership status), philanthropy serving organizations, and invited speakers.
Announcing Our 2021 Keynote
Convening Agenda At-A-Glance
2021 Convening Planning Committee
Thank You to Our Convening Sponsor