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Five Ways Funders Can Support Policy Action Amid a Turbulent Political Landscape

By Alicia Kitsuse, Program Director for Older Industrial CitiesJuly 19, 2017

Didn't have a chance to catch all of our Inside Policy funder briefings? No worries. Here are five themes that emerged during our series that  identified ways funders can play a proactive role in policy change as conveners, communicators, and financial supporters.

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Are You the Future of Philanthropy? Apply for a 2018 TFN PLACES Fellowship!

By TFN StaffJuly 17, 2017

PLACES fellows embark on a year-long process focused on creating more equitable neighborhoods and communities — and learning how to turn ideals into outcomes. Deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2017!

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Save the Date! Charting a Climate, Health, and Equity Agenda

By TFN StaffJuly 10, 2017

Mark your calendars!

TFN is proud to co-sponsor Charting a Climate, Health, and Equity Agenda: Charting a Climate, Health, and Equity Agenda, along with the Climate and Energy Funders Group/CGBD, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers In Health, Health and Environmental Funders Network, Nov. 14, 2017, in Detroit.

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Lead Exposure in Drinking Water is a Serious Health Risk. How Can Funders Help?

By Nancy Stoner and Gail Bingham via Grantmakers in HealthJuly 07, 2017

The Flint water crisis starkly illustrates the public health risks associated with unsafe drinking water. But how can funders help communities reduce the risk of lead exposure? Check out this helpful read via Grantmakers In Health, co-written by TFN's Stormwater Funders' Group Co-Chair Nancy Stoner of the Pisces Foundation. 

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A few words with Kris Archie: PLACES Fellow and the new Executive Director of The Circle

By Elisa Levi, The Circle June 27, 2017

This post is cross-posted from The Circle. 


I am a mother, sister, and aunty. I share the adventures of life with my partner Jr Olson and my 17-year-old son, Shadowhawk. I am blessed to be surrounded by lots of good people, both biological and chosen family that keep my heart filled with laughter, good meals, and celebration.

I grew up in a small community in BC’s Interior and looking back I understand how fortunate I was to feel connection and belonging. I learned at a young age to know one’s neighbors and to help others. Moving to the bigger cities of British Columbia, the small town upbringing has stayed with me. I love that my family and I have cultivated a feeling of comfort in our home that extends to our friends and visitors.

In my downtime, I enjoy being in communion with nature. I am incredibly humbled by how small we are in comparison with the magnitude of nature. Spending time in nature is a reminder to take care of and be responsible in the way that we interact with our surroundings.

I am an avid reader of all genres and hope to motorbike around Turtle Island in the coming years. One of my biggest goals right now is to continue learning more of my language so we can use it more and more in our home and daily life.

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