Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Building Infrastructure and Field Networks

More than a buzzword, collaboration done right yields results beyond what any one funder or field organization can achieve alone. While nonprofits often collaborate to maximize the reach of their resources, philanthropy can also successfully launch networks to fill gaps in the field, particularly in legal services such as naturalization and deportation defense. Similarly, funder learning communities and collaboratives can be useful platforms  for better understanding needs in immigrant communities, sharing strategies, and coordinating investments. From national networks to regional collaborations, learn about successful and nascent efforts to leverage philanthropic resources to their greatest impact—and leave with ideas of where your foundation might fit in.

  • Rebecca Carson, Philanthropic Consultant, Principal and Founder at Star Immigration Strategies
  • Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs, GCIR (moderator)
  • Anita Khashu, Director of Four Freedoms Fund, NEO Philanthropy
  • Geri Mannion, Program Director, U.S. Democracy and Special Opportunities Fund, Carnegie Corporation
  • Nahir Torres, Program Officer, The Hyams Foundation
Date & Time: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 -
2:15pm to 3:45pm EDT