How Philanthropy Can Combat Toxic Polarization

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • 11:00 AM
  • Zoom Meeting


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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

Learning Objectives

• 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!

For programmatic questions, please contact Geula Ferguson.
For registration issues, please email here.

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