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Past Events

January
15
2020

Funder-only preview of National Geographic’s Storytellers Summit

The National Geographic Storytellers Summit brings together inspirational and influential photographers, writers, filmmakers, illustrators and journalists to celebrate the art of storytelling and its ability to connect us and inspire change. The next Storytellers Summit will take place Jan. 13-17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. In collaboration with the National Geographic Society, Media Impact Funders will […]

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January
13–17
2020

National Geographic 2020 Storytellers Summit

The ability to tell stories broadens our understanding of the world and creates deeper connections between us and others. Join some of the most renowned and influential photographers, filmmakers, illustrators, and journalists from around the world for this celebration of the incomparable power of storytelling. Prepare to be inspired! This is an invitation-only event.  Please […]

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December
19
2019

Science journalism: Going beyond the data

Scientific inquiry is being challenged as never before, and science denialism is increasingly prevalent, as efforts to propagate misinformation and disinformation grow more prominent. To reclaim and support the essential role of science in our society, funders are continuing to respond with a variety of grants that support the communication of science. This webinar will focus on […]

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November
11
2019

Media impact focus on climate & the environment

In 2016, we saw the loss of half of the Great Barrier Reef to coral bleaching. Last month, a heatwave in Greenland that caused 12.5 billion tons of ice to melt in a single day—that’s enough water to cover all of Florida in 5 inches of water. And just recently, Hurricane Dorian, which decimated the […]

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October
29–30
2019

The 2019 Journalism Funders Gathering

We are delighted to be hosting this two-day annual gathering of journalism funders on Oct. 29-30 at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in San Francisco, CA. This annual gathering—which MIF has convened the last several years—provides an important opportunity to strengthen connections among journalism funders from across the country, and to provide opportunities for funders to […]

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October
28–29
2019

Funders Concerned About Aids: 2019 Aids Philanthropy Summit

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) will convene its 2019 AIDS Philanthropy Summit on October 28-29, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The FCAA Summit is the premier national conference for grantmakers interested in HIV/AIDS and social justice-related philanthropy, attracting approximately 200 foundation leaders and experts in the field annually.

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October
23
2019

Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in Journalism

As philanthropy works to support the rebuilding of local news in communities across America in a variety of ways, many funders are also aware of this persistent problem: the lack of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in media organizations. Part of building journalism that serves everyone is ensuring that newsrooms look just as diverse as the […]

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October
16–18
2019

The 2019 National Forum on Family Philanthropy

NCFP’s National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving. Forum sessions feature the perspectives of donors and family members, and senior leaders in an environment that fosters both […]

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October
2–4
2019

ComNet 19: The Communications Network Annual Conference

ComNet is the annual conference of the Communications Network, an organization that connects leaders working in communications for good to the top professionals and best ideas in the field. ComNet is three days of ideas, insights, inspiration, learning, networking and fun.

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September
12–14
2019

#ONA19: Online News Association’s annual conference

The Online News Association (ONA) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at ONA19.  They will bring together some of the most innovative minds in digital media, including journalists, media executives, product teams, entrepreneurs and educators.

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