Archive for June, 2012

The Lesser-Known SCOTUS Ruling

Friday, June 29th, 2012

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has dominated nearly every domestic news cycle this week, and with good reason. You've undoubtedly heard some chatter about the landmark cases just decided within the last five days, regarding the constitutionality of both The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or "ObamaCare" to some) and Arizona's controversial SB 1070 Immigration Law. But have you heard about Montana?

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What Does it Look Like to Occupy Philanthropy?

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

In late June, Funding Exchange helped organize a call with funders about the Occupy movement. The call focused on three areas: what Occupy-related work are funders currently supporting? How is research reflecting dynamics we witnessed on the ground? And in …

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A Call for Housing Justice

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

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Earlier this year, Funding Exchange launched political education programming for our stakeholders. Our first conference call, in February, brought together housing activists, donors and people in philanthropy to talk about bright spots in the struggle against foreclosure in our country …

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Are you a shareholder? Then you can be a shareholder activist

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Barbara HeislerThese days it seems like our nation is being driven by a bunch of corporations hell-bent on doing whatever they want in pursuit of every penny of profit, no matter what the cost to the rest of us. But, if you own stock in those corporations, you can join other stockholders to tell them to clean up their act.

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Political Education Call – Citizens United: What’s Possible for Donors and Activists

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

We’re all familiar with the many issues caused by the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. It will be many years (and many election cycles) before we see any changes to the new electoral landscape the decision has created. What …

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A Stronger National Network

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

My connections with leaders throughout the Funding Exchange network give me a chance to see how each of the 16 member funds are engaging more people with emerging social justice movements. And it gives me a chance to bring people …

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The GIVEBACK: Celebrating UNITY in 99% Spring

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Movement Strategy Center, Funding Exchange,

& Brain Trust NYC Present:

THE GIVEBACK: Celebrating UNITY in 99% Spring!

 Join FEX at this month’s GiveBack event, where we’ll be celebrating the efforts of UNITY, formerly the Inter-Alliance Dialogue, which …

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What Fires Young Progressives’ Activism? A New Study Asks Them

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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[H/T Colorlines]

Last week, the Applied Research Center, released “Millennials, Activism and Race,” a report on the motivations of young people who are active in progressive politics. Following up on last year’s research, Don’t Call Them Post-Racial

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What “No Small Change” Really Means

Friday, June 1st, 2012

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By: Drew Zimmerman,
Friday, June 1st, 2012 11:00 AM

On the heels of the latest No Small Change video, I got to thinking, what does “No Small Change” really mean? Perhaps Three Rivers Community Foundation board member Linda Dickerson …

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