Achieving the social cohesion necessary to support a healthy & functioning multi-racial democracy is a challenging & ongoing effort that demands the attention of all sectors, including philanthropy & civil society. Extreme forms of polarization are not always easy to recognize or discern from other types of disagreement, & may often be unconscious or unintentional. This session will build off of a national, sector-wide campaign, & will help Florida funders explore how their philanthropy can build social cohesion & reduce toxic polarization, both through what they support & how they operate. Participants will engage in lively peer discussion & receive tools & inspiration they can apply to their own leadership.
The Problem of Toxic Polarization
• What it is/isn't and why it's a problem.
• Why it should matter to philanthropy in Florida:
• Barrier to success in mission
• Because... funders can make it worse.
• Role of funders: Funders can help make it better:
• What NOT to do
• What TO do
• HOW this can help and how it relates to equity work
• Those attending will be able to describe the nuanced phenomenon of toxic
polarization and how it relates to philanthropy.
• Those attending will have tools to share with their foundations about tactical
ways to build social cohesion and have greater impact in their communities.
This program is free & open to all FPN Members. Click HERE to register!
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