Philanthropy’s Role in Strengthening Democracy

Past Event
Wednesday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)

Registration is Closed

Event Details

Low voter participation levels, especially in the communities most served by nonprofits, impacts the health of our democracy, the effectiveness of grantees, and the ability of foundations to fulfill their missions.

This digital learning event will cover companion toolkits – one for community foundations and one for private foundations – that lift up concrete ideas and examples for foundations to encourage voter engagement among their grantees and networks. Strategies range from communications, resource sharing, and nonprofit trainings to integration into programs and grant making or donor and grantee education.

Speakers include Elina Alterman, program officer at the Kansas Health Foundation, and Kiki Jamieson, president of The Fund for New Jersey, who will discuss how they aligned voter engagement with their foundations’ missions and their approaches to supporting grantees conducting this work. Brian Miller, executive director of Nonprofit VOTE, will present the toolkits and moderate the webinar, including a question and answer session with the guest speakers and attendees.

This digital learning event is co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE.