Join CMF's Health Funders Affinity Group and the Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison for a virtual briefing with Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan's chief medical director and Dr. Sarah Lyon-Callo, Michigan's chief epidemiologist, about the latest COVID-19 variant and related FDA-approved vaccinations. Together we will get the latest information from the state and ways to best support Michigan children, families and communities.
Young people in Michigan are organizing for social justice and civil rights, addressing racial discrimination, school segregation, gun violence, LGBTQ+ rights, microaggressions and bullying, access to health education, student mental health services, youth empowerment and beyond. Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members of community foundations are invited to join fellow youth philanthropists, social justice advocates and civil rights organizers from across the state for this conversation to learn more about opportunities to address these critical issues through your grantmaking. Hear from youth civil rights leaders who are working to strengthen equity and justice, challenge prejudice and discrimination and defend the rights of all.
Join your Latinx Affinity Network (LAN) colleagues for this end-of-the-year, Cafecito virtual gathering. We'll be taking time to connect, revisit LAN's contributions this year and look ahead to 2024. LAN members are encouraged to invite colleagues who identify as Latinx to attend the meeting.
Centering Equity for Corporate Purpose: The Role of the Corporate Changemaker -Strategy, Influence, and Impact-
CMF, Philanthropy Massachusetts and Philanthropy New York are excited to partner with FSG to bring together our collective membership community for learning and conversations across regions. FSG has worked alongside corporate leaders in various ways and will share lessons learned about practical ways CSR and corporate philanthropy leaders can prepare for the opportunities and tensions they navigate daily. Recently, FSG wrote about key enabling conditions for corporate changemakers in their piece, The Role of Power: Supporting the Conditions that Enable Companies to Center Equity.
While grantmaking is often the main tool funders think about in terms of impact, there are many other innovative ways to use your time, relationships, and resources to support your nonprofit partners and the communities you serve. Funders can leverage their established platform to spread the word about needed support and convene important partners, or can provide additional capacity to organizations beyond the check. Some look internally, and implement impact investing with the other 95% of their assets. And others support advocacy initiatives outside of their established grantmaking to shift the laws and policies that affect their work. This webinar will highlight different methods for providing support beyond grantmaking, and how to think through what can work for your philanthropy.