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Events

Human Rights Funders Network offers a variety of ways for members to explore a broad range of topics, share their learning and strategize together.

  • Webinars enable funders to explore timely human rights concerns and present grantmaking strategies.
  • In-person gatherings, such as conferences, institutes and strategy meetings, enable funders to strengthen their grantmaking practice, deepen their knowledge of emerging issues, and meet with others in the field.  
  • Learning visits bring funders to global destinations for experiential learning and to connect them with local civil society.
  • External events at conferences or peer funder network meetings offer members the chance to share knowledge and spark new collaborations.

We invite all our members to propose topics for webinars and in-person gatherings. This is your network!

Looking for more conferences and meetings? Check out our regularly-updated list of Community Events for funder gatherings.

Upcoming Events (2)
Dec13
Webinars12:00-1:30pm EST

[Webinar Series] The Underpinning Stories: A Funder’s Dialogue Series about Climate Solutions

Co-sponsored by: Environmental Grantmakers Association, Human Rights Funders Network, Confluence Philanthropy, the Ariadne Network, the Center for Story-Based Strategy, JusticeFunders, and the Whitman Institute As is the case with many systemic, pressing challenges, no one has all the answers. The CLIMA Fund will be creating a space for transparent, deeper discussion about the underlying narrative… Read more

Dec12
Webinars12:00-1:00pm EST

[Webinar Series] Stronger Together Part II: Building the Capacity of Movements

Hosted by HRFN’s Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Working Group, coordinated by the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Global Fund for Women, and co-sponsored by Philanthropy New York We invite you to a three-part webinar series, building on our previous series Stronger Together: New Frontiers in Funders Supporting Social Movements. The webinars will take place… Read more

PAST EVENTS
Nov14
Webinars2:00-3:30pm EST

Security Briefing on Indigenous Defenders in Latin America

The International Funders for Indigenous Peoples is hosting a funders briefing, co-sponsored by Human Rights Funders Network, EDGE Funders, and Bioneers, on threats to indigenous defenders in Latin America fighting for self-determination and human rights. Moderator: Lourdes Inga, International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Presenters: Ricardo Changala, Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America… Read more

Sep26
Webinars11:00am-12:00pm EST

Towards a New Ecology for the Human Rights Movement: Lessons from Ford Foundation’s Strengthening Human Rights Worldwide global initiative

    Sponsored by HRFN’s Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group What does it mean to fund human rights in a globalized world? How do you ensure that lived realities are informing the shaping of issues and strategies regionally and globally? How can regional and global organizations respond to the growing influence of new players,… Read more

Jul12
Webinars11:00 am EDT

Too Much of A Good Thing? Finding the Right Level of Donor and CSO Transparency

Increased transparency can help ensure that citizens are informed and empowered – one element in building a more just, equitable and inclusive society. Yet increasingly, we see bad faith attempts by governments to use transparency as a tool to limit the scope and actions of civil society actors, especially those working on human rights or… Read more

Jun26
Webinars10am PST / 1pm EST

Indigenous Defenders Funders Briefing

Join us for International Funders for Indigenous Peoples’ first Indigenous Defenders Briefing webinar on Russia to learn about challenges facing indigenous human rights defenders in the region and meaningful opportunities for funder collaboration. Register here. Please note that this webinar is only open to members of IFIP, Biodiversity Funders Group, EDGE Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and… Read more

Photo by Michele Sibiloni / Global Fund for Women
Jun06
Webinars12:30-1:30pm EST

[Webinar Series] Stronger Together: New Frontiers in Funders Supporting Social Movements

Hosted by HRFN’s Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Working Group, coordinated by the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and Global Fund for Women (GFW), and co-sponsored by Ariadne – European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights, Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG), and Philanthropy New York. Join our webinar series–on the first Wednesdays of April,… Read more

May22
In-Person Gatherings1:00-3:00pm EST

Reclaiming Civic Space: Resistance, Resilience and Resources

The 26th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, published by Conectas Human Rights in collaboration with The Fund for Global Human Rights, seeks to address the imbalance in material currently available on the global crackdown on civil society, the majority of which focuses on the diagnostics, rather than the responses by activists…. Read more

May17
In-Person Gatherings12:15-2:15pm EST (includes lunch)

RightsCon 2018 Funder Meetup on Closing Civil Society Space

Co-hosted by Access Now, Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society, Human Rights Funders Network, Media Democracy Fund, and Open Technology Fund. Will you be at RightsCon 2018? If so, join us for a funder-only discussion on how closing civic space is impacting “online” and “offline” activism and the strategies human rights, internet freedom, and digital rights… Read more