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16 Sep 2020

Dodging Democracy Doomsday Before November 3: How To Support a Freer, Fairer, Safer Election

September 16, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Zoom Meeting
A perfect storm is swirling around November’s presidential election with ominous signs of bitter partisanship and chaos amid surging Coronavirus cases. With daily attacks on a vote by mail system; swing states with little experience in absentee...
10 Jun 2020

Protecting Access to California’s 2020 Election and Beyond

June 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual Meeting
As our nation grapples with a global health emergency, our democracy and elections remain uncertain. Concerns regarding voter turnout, physical distancing, and the resurgence of the virus are moving state leaders to an all-mail voting system...
14 May 2020

Billions in Change: A Ballot Initiative to Raise Revenue for Schools and Local Governments

May 14, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Webinar
Californians will head to the polls to decide on a ballot measure that could drive more money to education. Schools and Communities First is a statewide ballot initiative that seeks to channel over $12 billion a year to improve schools and community...
14 May 2020

Funding Community Organizing in Key Battleground States and Districts for the 2020 Election

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May 14, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Zoom Meeting
The COVID-19 pandemic and widespread voter suppression — sanctioned by a Supreme Court majority — present unprecedented obstacles to a fair election, especially in marginalized communities. Timing, tactics and funding are proving more critical than...
19 Mar 2020

Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative | Q1 2020 Meeting

March 19, 2020 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Webinar
Please join the Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative for our next regional working group meeting. As Census 2020 Day approaches, it is an important time to share updates and further opportunities for engagement to ensure a fair and accurate count...
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10 Dec 2019

Funding Hate: A Philanthropist’s Guide to Prevention

December 10, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Webinar
Philanthropy supports community and policy partners to change hearts and minds and improve quality of life. The solutions funded can be as diverse as the people innovating them, so a critical step in grantmaking is gaining an understanding of the...
29 Jul 2019

Putting Schools and Communities First

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July 29, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
East Bay Community Foundation
Schools and Communities First is a historic effort to reform Proposition 13 and restore over $11 billion a year for services that all Californians rely on like schools and community colleges, social services, libraries, and health clinics. Conceived...
17 Jul 2019

Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative

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July 17, 2019 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Northern California Grantmakers
Please join NCG for our next regional working group meeting related to the 2020 Census. Many sectors from philanthropy to government are mobilizing to ensure a fair and accurate Census count. At this meeting, we will provide an update about the U.S...
18 Apr 2019

For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy

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April 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Northern California Grantmakers
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican...
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28 Feb 2019

New Strategies for Civic Engagement in the Central Valley

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February 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Webinar
The changing demographics and political attitudes of the Central Valley - a traditionally conservative region of California - demand new strategies for community and civic engagement. To understand the shift in the region and how it is becoming more...
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