IHRFG's 2016 San Francisco Conference
WHAT'S NEW? INNOVATION AND ITERATION IN HUMAN RIGHTS
Or, in philanthropy, does innovation feel like the “flavor of the month”? After all, human rights is a long-term struggle, and sometimes staying the course is the best approach. Can innovation and the constant search for new approaches actually hurt human rights efforts?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines innovation as “the introduction of something new; a new idea, method, or device.” At IHRFG’s San Francisco Conference (January 20-21, 2016), we embrace the spirit of innovation – finding a way to take the field to a new level by disrupting or changing the curve on social change – and make room for creativity. We are asking funders, “What’s new?” in human rights activism and grantmaking.
The objectives of IHRFG’s SF 2016 Conference – in addition to learning and networking – are to showcase how human rights philanthropy can most effectively “up its game,” and to feature new and unconventional actors, ideas, strategies, voices, perspectives, tools, and techniques in human rights and grantmaking.
We are grateful for the guidance of the following IHRFG members on our advisory committee:
- Holly Bartling, Human Rights and Economic Justice Program Officer, General Service Foundation
- Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director, IDEX
- Maria Koulouris, Director, Human Rights Program, 11th Hour Project
- Kate Kroeger, Executive Director, Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
- Emily Martinez, Director, Human Rights Initiative, Open Society Foundations
- Valeria Scorza, Responsable Nacional Para Mexico, Avina Foundation
- Katrin Wilde, Executive Director, Channel Foundation
IHRFG’s convening events are only open to IHRFG members, invited speakers, and individuals eligible for membership. Staff whose functions are primarily fundraising at their grantmaking institution are not eligible for participation.
IHRFG membership is open to staff, consultants** and trustees of private foundations, corporate foundations, community giving programs, quasi-governmental giving programs, faith-based giving programs, philanthropic advocacy and support organizations, individual philanthropists with significant giving programs, and public charities (public foundations and community foundations) whose primary activity is grantmaking and who do not relate to other IHRFG members primarily as grant-seekers.
**Philanthropic consultants are eligible to attend IHRFG's events only when sponsored by a grantmaking institution, which must allow you to represent that active foundation/grantmaker affiliation.
Fundraising and solicitation of funding/meetings/consulting clients is absolutely prohibited at IHRFG meetings. Please review our no-solicitation policy for more details.
If you are an invited speaker at this conference, please take a moment to review our non-grantmaker panelist participation policy.
Early-bird registration before December 4, 2015, is $395. Regular registration, after December 4, is $495. Register here.
IHRFG has established a scholarship fund to encourage participation at our conferences of grantmakers in the Global South and East with limited funds. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you can do so as part of the online registration process for our conferences.
If you have questions, would prefer to contribute to the fund in other ways, or would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact Keith Armstrong, karmstrong[at]ihrfg[dot]org.
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IHRFG has reserved a block of rooms at the San Francisco Marriott Union Square Hotel. Register at our group rate by December 31, 2015.
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The International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) is a global network of donors and grantmakers committed to advancing human rights around the world through effective philanthropy.