Civic & Political Participation

June 2019
Program
Webinar
A group of students listen intently to a lecture on soil conservation. Posted to accompany GCIR's webinar, Economic Security for Immigrants: Innovative Workforce Approaches.
This webinar will consider models of improving immigrant access to, and experience of the U.S. labor market, advocacy strategies for expanding workforce protections, and how philanthropy can apply these lessons.
May 2019
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
FCCP May First Monday Discussion - From Transaction to Transformation: Relational Organizing as a Winning Civic Engagement Strategy
Join the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) for a discussion of relational organizing practice and power building strategy.
May 2019
News
Philanthropic News
Inside Philanthropy logo, which features the name in blue letters with the tagline, Who's Funding What, and Why, in smaller yellow letters. Posted with the article, “Create Momentum for Change.” A Soros-Backed Arts Fellowship Focuses on Migration.
Last year, the Open Society Foundations announced the first recipients of the Soros Arts Fellowship, an initiative to support innovative mid-career artists using art and public space to advance “pluralistic, democratic and just societies.”
April 2019
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
FCCP First Monday Discussion: Innovative Youth Organizing and Untested Approaches
March 2019
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
FCCP Advancing Democracy Reform in the 116th Congress: HR 1 and the Declaration for American Democracy Coalition
This webinar will take a deep dive on HR 1, the For the People Act, which consists of a variety of democratic reforms.
February 2019
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
February First Monday Discussion
Join the Funders' Committee on Civic Participation (FCCP) as they discuss as the 116th Congress kicks off and the 2020 Presidential race begins. Advocates, policymakers and candidates have the opportunity to set the stage for advancing an economic agenda featuring climate-forward jobs and key priorities. 
January 2019
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
First Monday Discussion: Debriefing the 2018 Elections Cosponsors
September 2018
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
Co-sponsor logos for Roll Up Your Sleeves: Rapid Response Needs for the 2018 Elections
In this program, you will hear from your colleagues on critical gaps as well as exciting opportunities for rapid response funding to be effectively deployed.
April 2018
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
[Co-Sponsored] Holding off the Hackers, Defending Our Democracy
During this discussion, leading experts and advocates will outline the critically necessary safeguards which state election administrators can implement to ensure that future elections are protected from sophisticated cyberattacks. Funders will learn about how to best support current and future nonpartisan efforts to safeguard the integrity of our democracy.
March 2018
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
[Co-Sponsored] March First Monday + Election Series Discussion: Rethinking Democracy Through Electoral Reform
With RCV already implemented in dozens of cities, and new reforms for RCV and Fair Representation being pushed at more local and state levels, this session will explore the current landscape of these reforms, highlight benefits seen from them, and show how funders have promoted and can continue to promote these.

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