Making a Big Difference for Children and Communities

May 23, 2019, a virtual funder conversation about advocacy and systems change strategies 

Thursday, May 23, 2019
1:00pm-2:00pm ET

Policy research, public will building, message development, grassroots and grasstops engagement. Funders have lots of tools in their toolkit!

Join funder colleagues to discuss a range of advocacy and systems change strategies used to ensure more children, families and communities thrive. We’ll discuss strategies and lessons learned from a variety of funder perspectives.


  • Katherine Beckmann, Program Officer, Children, Families and Communities
          at the Packard Foundation
  • Melanie Bridgeforth, President and CEO, Women’s Fund of Greater
  • Jennifer Esterline, Executive Director, Texas Education Grantmakers
          Advocacy Consortium
  • Sara Watson, Senior Director, Policy at the Bainum Family Foundation