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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.

You can submit your ideas and announcements here. We invite all our members to propose topics for webinars and in-person gatherings. You can also let us know if you have an event or opportunity you want us to help publicize through our newsletter or website. This is your network!

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

No Upcoming Events.
Jan14
10am-11am Eastern / 15.00-16.00 UTC

WEBINAR: Uncalculated Risks: How funders can address threats to human rights defenders in development

Please join us on 14 January at 10am Eastern / 15.00 UTC for a discussion about the report Uncalculated Risks: Threats and Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Development Financiers, authored by the Coalition for Human Rights in Development in June 2019. Human rights defenders are increasingly subjected to threats and attacks… Read more

Dec19
Webinars12:00 - 1:00pm EDT

WEBINAR: Career Planning in Peace, Security, and Human Rights Philanthropy: A Conversation with Alex Toma and Catherine Townsend

To better support our young professionals cohort across the broad spectrum of human rights, social justice and peace and security philanthropy, we invite you to “Career Planning in Peace, Security, and Human Rights Philanthropy: A Conversation with Alex Toma and Catherine Townsend.” Taking place virtually, the webinar features the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG)… Read more

Dec12
10:00am – 11:00am Eastern

WEBINAR: Convening a funder response to the crisis in the Amazon

Defenders of the Amazon are under attack daily, and the dangers are only growing as deforestation and violence both increase. There are opportunities now for funders to make an impact by working in partnership with communities and local activist funds. We invite you to join Maria Amália Souza of CASA Socio-Environmental Fund, Daniëlle Hirsch of… Read more

Nov07
External Events; Webinars 16:00 – 17:00 CET / 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern

WEBINAR: Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe

Sustaining Civil Society: Lessons from Five Pooled Funds in Eastern Europe Presenting a report on the long-term impact of a series of investments made to build civil society in Eastern Europe and exploring its relevance to funders today Thursday 7 November 2019, 16:00 – 17:00 CET / 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern This event has already… Read more

Oct17toDec27
Webinars11:00am -12:30pm EDT

[Webinar Series] Communicating Human Rights and Social Change: A Dialogue Series Among Funders

Please join us for a webinar series on Communicating Human Rights and Social Change: A Dialogue Series Among Funders, an initiative of the Communicating Human Rights and Social Change community co-sponsored by HRFN and Ariadne. This webinar dialogue series is co-sponsored by Ariande, the Open Society Foundations, and Global Dialogue. About the Dialogue Series: The… Read more

Sep23
In-Person Gatherings1:30 - 3:00 pm EST

Climate-Forced Displacement: The Unique Challenges & Contributions of Indigenous Communities (CANCELED)

Monday, September 23, 2019 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. UN Church Center 777 United Nations Plaza, Level 10, New York, New York, 10017 (Corner of 44th Street and First Avenue) The havoc wrought by the climate crisis does not impact all people equally. Residents of coastal and delta regions are disproportionately impacted by internal displacement… Read more

Sep20
External Events; Webinars10:00 -11:00am EST

WEBINAR: Supporting resilient activism: addressing the wellbeing of human rights defenders

Supporting resilient activism: addressing the wellbeing of human rights defenders Friday the 20th of September, 10:00am EST (15.00 BST, 16.00 CEST) Register Recent research has shown that many human rights defenders are suffering PTSD, depression, and burnout as a result of the risks and stress of their work. Without adequate mental health support for activists,… Read more

Sep05
Webinars10:00am - 11:00am EDT

[Webinar] New Data New Discoveries: What can we learn about human rights philanthropy?

Join us to discuss the findings from our latest Advancing Human Rights report, our annual review of global human rights grantmaking. We’ll share highlights from the data, including new trends to keep an eye on and interesting ways the grantmaking of our members differs from non-members. We’ll also touch on questions the data raise about… Read more

May07
Webinars1:00-2:00pm EST

[Webinar] Utilizing Shareholder Power for Human Rights

Please join this webinar hosted by the Human Rights Funders Network and co-sponsored by As You Sow, Investors Alliance for Human Rights, EDGE Funders Alliance – Engaged Donors for Global Equity, the Libra Foundation, and the Wallace Global Fund. Human Rights advocates were the first shareholders to use their power – nuns in the 1970’s… Read more

Apr24
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