Headwaters Foundation & National Committee For Responsive Philanthropy Present Donor Briefing On Community Organizing
The Headwaters Foundation for Justice, in partnership with the Minneapolis Foundation, presents a donor briefing with National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) Executive Director Aaron Dorfman from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th at the Humphrey Institute (301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis). Dorfman will lead a discussion on NCRP’s Fall 2009 report on the impact of community organizing in Minnesota.
NCRP promotes philanthropy that responds to the needs of the community and advocates integrity and openness. The NCRP Fall 2009 report, Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities, documents the profound effect that results from directing charitable dollars to community organizing and advocacy in Minnesota communities. Dorfman will share highlights from the Minnesota report and engage donors in a discussion of how to use report findings to focus their individual giving.
“This report is highly relevant for individual donors looking for ways to leverage their dollars in the community,” said Headwaters Executive Director Trista Harris. “It offers valuable insight into the importance of local civic engagement efforts.”
Headwaters Foundation is a catalyst for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. The Foundation was established in 1984 with the belief that the power for fundamental social change is in the hands of ordinary people. The Foundation distributes $375,000 annually to groups working for social change. In its 25-year history, Headwaters has provided more than $8.5 million in grants to the community. Through grantmaking and organizational assistance, Headwaters focuses on grassroots efforts, engaging and partnering with a committed community of donors and allies in its work. Headwaters is a member of the Funding Exchange, a national network of community foundations committed to addressing social justice at the grassroots level. For further information, go to www.headwatersfoundation.org.