The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the inequity, fragility and failures of our food and agricultural system. Those outcomes are not inevitable but rather, have been shaped by public policy, or the lack thereof. If there has ever been a time to lean in and fund movements to turn the tide on public policy, this is the time. The next crisis could very well be triggered by climate change. We must do better. Funders must have a collaborative effort around federal climate, food, and agriculture policy if we want to win structural and systemic change.
Please join us online for our 2020 Policy Outlook and Strategy Series: Climate, Agriculture, Farm Bill 2023. We look forward to engaging in discussion and strategy with you!
This is the first pre-conference session of the 2020 Policy Outlook and Strategy Series, view entire program details here.
Investing in Policy Movements: Tools for Funders to Engage
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – 10 am PT / 11 am MT / 12 pm CT / 1 pm ET (90 minutes)
This session will kick off our policy series and will focus on the strategies funders can engage to address disparities that are driven by public policy. Foundations and investors have a range of tools and strategies they can employ – ranging from c3 charitable funds directed towards civic/policy engagement, and grassroots movement building, as well as c4 advocacy aimed at engaging candidates for public office. We will hear directly from philanthropic and non-profit legal experts on the value of both c3 and c4 funding to build long-term change. We will open up the conversation for peer-to-peer learning and to address your questions or concerns when it comes to engaging c3 and c4 funding strategies.
Speakers: Abbie Levine, director, Alliance for Justice Ann Mills, executive director, Agua Fund (moderator) Lukas Haynes, executive director, David Rockefeller Fund Ronnie Pawelko, senior counsel, Alliance for Justice