March 14, 2019

What to read before Funding Forward 2019 #FF2019

It’s almost time! Next week, we are headed to Tucson for three sunny days of networking and collaboration. Funding Forward 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most fascinating grantmaker convenings of the year. In close collaboration with our Funding Forward 2019 planning committee we have assembled a compelling slate of plenaries and breakout sessions addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our movement as well as unique content centering the American Southwest. This year’s sessions include topics ranging from immigration rights to religious freedom, from trans issues to reproductive rights, and other content emphasizing practical and […]
February 28, 2019

Welcome Nicole Fernandes!

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce that Nicole Fernandes has accepted the position of Executive and Operations Assistant, effective immediately. Nicole is joining the Funders for LGBTQ Issues family and will be responsible for supporting the operations and executive branches of the organization.   “Nicole brings an unparalleled level of organization to Funders for LGBTQ Issues that has already strengthened our operational work. We’re excited to have her with us.” – Marvin Webb, Vice President of Finance and Administration.   Nicole has strong experience in both administrative and programmatic roles, including roles in nonprofit and grassroots organizations.  Some […]
February 6, 2019

New Plan, New Goals, New Structure!

January 31, 2019

Funders for LGBTQ Issues Elects First Trans Chair, Two New Board Members Rooted in the South

With the new year upon us, Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce the election of new officers, including new board chair, Rickke Mananzala of Borealis Philanthropy, and of two new board members with extensive experience working in Southern philanthropy, Kelli King-Jackson of the Simmons Foundation and Cynthia Renfro of Civis Consulting. The election of Rickke Mananzala represents a historic step for the organization as the first transgender chair of the board of directors. He brings to the role extensive experience in both philanthropy and social justice leadership. Rickke currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Programs at […]