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Post-Election Special: What Did We Learn? What’s Next?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:45pm PST
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360 | San Francisco, CA
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After a long and ugly ride, what are the key takeaways from the  election? Where are we going? And what are the long-term strategies that will fuel the growing movement for a direct and participatory democracy?

We’ll explore voter turnout and behavior among key voting blocks, moneyed interests, electoral reforms and other democratic trends in California and nationally with our distinguished guests, Karen Hobert Flynn, Anne Johnson and Mindy Romero.

Prior to their interactive presentation, you’re invited to join a national webinar debriefing the election with speakers from the Funders Committee for Civic Participation, Piper Fund, Democracy Alliance and Victory 2021. 

Lunch will be provided for registrants of the National Webinar and Panel Discussion.


This two-part election debrief is scheduled as follows:

Community Conversation: (No registration needed)
10:30 am - 11:45 am: We will begin the day with a special Community Conversation on what the election means personally, for the people on your team, and for the communities with whom you work. 
National Webinar and Panel Discussion: (Registration required
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: National Webinar 
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Post-Election Special with Karen Hobert Flynn, Anne Johnson and Mindy Romero
2:45 pm: Adjourn


Karen Hobert FlynnPresident, Common Cause

Karen is the president of Common Cause. She has been a democracy reform activist and leader for more than three decades, including 25-plus years on staff and in state and national leadership positions with Common Cause.


Anne Johnson, Managing Principal, Grassroots Solutions

Anne is managing principal at Grassroots Solutions, where she maintains an active client portfolio and focuses on increasing participation for those who are traditionally underrepresented in the political and advocacy processes. Previously, Anne was the executive director at Generation Progress, the youth arm of the Center for American Progress.

Mindy RomeroFounder & Director, California Civic Project, UC Davis Center for Regional Change

Mindy is the founder and director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change.  She is a political sociologist and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Davis. Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of political behavior and race/ethnicity.


Target Audience

This program is open to members of both Northern California Grantmakers and Bay Area Democracy Funders Group. If you are not an NCG member, contact the Registrar at