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September 19, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT


Washington DC and remote


Ahely Rios Allende

Co-sponsored with Democracy Alliance, and Open Society Foundations

This webinar is open to FCCP members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. 


Are you curious about which ballot initiatives around our democracy, economy, equality, health, and justice are likely to appear in 2017-18?

Do you wonder how your institution – and your grantee partners – might engage more effectively and proactively on these issues and initiatives?

Would you like to get a head start in planning for what could appear on the ballot in 2020?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, please join us for this webinar which will spotlight the ballot initiative landscape for 2017-18 and discuss funder strategies through 2020 and beyond.  We will be joined by leading experts from the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) and the states to share their expertise and advice.  This conversation aims to:

  • Highlight which initiatives are expected in 2017-18 and share important lessons from 2016;
  • Engage donors in a strategic conversation about how initiatives can advance policy change and build power in the states;
  • Discuss how funders can support work leading up to, on, and after initiatives and take a look at the current funding landscape; and
  • Spotlight BISC’s role in building longer-term initiative strategies with state and national advocates and funders.

This conversation will be held at the Open Society Foundations’ Washington, DC office. Space is limited. RSVP today to receive logistics. If you are unable to join in person, please let us know ASAP and we will provide remote access (phone, video) details.



As with all FCCP events, the subject matter is strictly limited to non-partisan discussion as outlined in the agenda.