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Politics, Policy, and Philanthropy: How Your Funding Priorities Could be Impacted This Year

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
11:30am - 2:00pm PST
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Please join us for a unique program to learn about the opportunities and challenges affecting the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors at a local, state and federal levels as the 2016 election cycle gets underway. 

Participants will learn about the implications of recent political shifts on philanthropy and the issues we support. 

You’ll hear about the legislation and reforms that directly affect the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and learn about opportunities for action and advocacy. 

A panel of experts moderated by Dr. Raphael J. Sonenshein, Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs (@PBI) will offer analysis of big picture, state and local issues and opportunities for philanthropy.

Sue Santa, the Council on Foundations' Washington (@COF_), DC-based Capitol Hill expert, will kick off the program with an overview of the federal landscape and how philanthropy can actively support a vibrant charitable sector.

Pete Manzo (@pmanzo), President and CEO of United Ways of California (@UnitedWaysCA), will cover federal and state issues regarding health and human services as well as other areas affecting the nonprofit sector in the state.

Additionally, John Kim, Executive Director of The Advancement Project (adv_project), will discuss the local political scene in Southern California and highlight opportunities for organizing and advocacy on key issues as a result of the recent political shifts.

This program is presented in partnership with the Council on Foundations (@COF_) and co-sponsored by Alliance for Justice (@AFJustice).


SCG members: register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register). If you are a member of both SCG and COF, please select the "SCG member" option at registration.

Council on Foundations members: register online as a COF member (you will need to contact us at [email protected] to create an SCG account if you do not already have one).

Other eligible non-members: register online. If you do not yet have an SCG account, contact us at [email protected].

Who May Attend:
This program is open to COF members, SCG members, and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

SCG and COF members: no cost to participate
Other eligible non-members: $100

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