Archive for August, 2012

Now’s the Time to Remember Lee Atwater

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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I'm not always sure that we've come a long way, but I hope that we've come far enough that the long-term strategy of race-baiting to win elections won't work as easily as it used to. As the Republican National Convention opens this week in Florida, we're coming off a week where the soon-to-be nominated candidate "joked" to a crowd that "no one's ever asked to see my...

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Streaming for Change: Funding Exchange’s (non-frivolous) Film Festival

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Streaming for Change: FEX’s (non-frivolous) Film Festival! We're so proud to have been able to offer such great films! Learn more about the filmmakers at streamingforchange.org

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Would You Like to Be Part of a Donor Circle?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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Continuing its tradition of forward-thinking philanthropic engagement, Funding Exchange offers another way you can advance racial, economic and social justice and equity – join a donor circle! You’ve expressed interest in forming specific donor collectives, and so we’re organizing! This summer we’ve launched four circles...

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Housing Justice Giving Circle

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Please join us for the first Housing Justice Giving Circle Political Education call!
Monday, October 1st 2012
5:00 – 6:00p ET
RSVP by emailing Becky Rafter at brafter@fex.org or calling 212.529.5300 x315

Housing Justice Rally in Cincinnati, OH

The energy …

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New Jersey Giving Circle

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

“New Jersey is a microcosm of the nation, though because of our diversity, wherever the country is going, we’ll get there first.”
– Cliff Zukin, Ph.D., Professor of Public Policy at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State …

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Donors of Color Giving Circle

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

In partnership with and learning from Community Investment Network and Braintrust NYC, FEX is launching a giving community by and for people of color, with intentional focus on intersections across sector and age – and class! This new grantmaking, …

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Change Isn’t Just for Everyone Else

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

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Even though it's hot out and New York City is fairly empty, there's still a lot going on over here at the Funding Exchange -- but the flurry of activity may not be obvious, so I'm writing this blog to keep our allies, friends and supporters in the loop. There are big talks going on within Funding Exchange right now, as our board discusses what role we should take as an organization in the future...

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Don’t Let Up the Pressure on Arizona

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Education repression is nothing new. It often walks arm-in-arm with political and economic exclusion along race, gender, or class lines.  Funding Exchange is proud to support grassroots organizing work in Arizona that mobilizes the community against education repression.

In …

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Citizens United Giving Circle

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Please join us for the first Citizens United Giving Circle Political Education call!
Thursday, September 27th 2012
4:30 – 5:30p ET
RSVP by emailing Becky Rafter at brafter@fex.org or calling 212.529.5300 x315

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