By: Funders for LGBTQ Issues Staff on October 30, 2019
The Unity Summit is less than three weeks away! For those of you joining us and our CHANGE Philanthropy partners for the conference, we’ve compiled this guide to the LGBTQ content you won’t want to miss! This third iteration of the UNITY Summit will elaborate on the themes of building power and bridging power and promises to be the most significant CHANGE gathering yet. With more than 850 grantmakers and movement leaders already registered , it is undoubtedly the largest gathering of progressive grantmakers in the country and is a truly unique stop on the philanthropy conference circuit. Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a proud core partner in the CHANGE Philanthropy Coalition, and our team has been deeply involved in organizing year’s Summit. We are so excited with the fantastic line up of programming and speakers and encourage you to check out the full conference agenda online here. We wanted to take a moment now to highlight some of the content that will bring a specific LGBTQ focus to the Seattle gathering.
3:30 pm -4:30 pm Fight Back the Surge: Supporting Movements Against Hate, White Nationalism and Authoritarianism
10:00 am-11:15 am The Border and Beyond: Supporting the Full Spectrum of LGBTQ Immigration Issues
11:30 am-12:45 pm Queering Southern Movement Money: LGBTQ Southerners Driving Funding for the South
11:30 am-12:45 pm Covering & Authenticity: Fostering Organizational Cultures Where Everyone Can Bring Their Full Selves (For Foundation CEOs only) (Executive track concurrent session we are leading in collaboration with AAPIP)
3:30 pm-4:45 pm The GUTC Pledge: Building a New Movement in Philanthropy to Support Trans… (Concurrent session “Leadership Studio”)
10:00 am-11:15 am The Revolution will not be 501(c)(3)-led: How intermediaries can disrupt scarcity and shift power to the grassroots Concurrent Session led by CSE and SVA
10:00 am-11:15 am Data Justice: Shaping Social Justice Research Beyond the Usual Suspects
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Making CHANGE Happen: Why Organizational Culture Matters and How You Can Shift It
11:30 am-12:45 pm Grantmaking at the Intersections: Intersectionality and Philanthropy
11:30 am-12:45 pm Cutting Edge Funding Data and Resources for Native & Latinx Communities
10:00 am-11:15 am Queer Dollars and Change: The Power – and Potential of Grassroots Fundraising
This is just a sample of the many events that will be held at this year’s action-packed summit. To view the full agenda, please click here. In addition to visiting us at the events, we’d like to also invite you to join us for a fun reception for LGBTQ and allied grantmakers, immediately following the Seattle Welcome Reception on Tuesday, November 19th from 7:30 pm -9:30 pm at queer/bar. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!