We are coming to the end of another year, one that was filled with heartache, loss, frustration, exhaustion, and pain. And at the same time, there is hope witnessing and experiencing the deep solidarity and collective strength of communities coming together. Read more from Executive Director Amanda Navarro, on Convergence’s year and commitments to a future where the resources and influence of philanthropy are fully aligned to the priorities of people at the frontlines of injustice.
At the turn of a new year, we often think about having a fresh start. Executive Director Amanda Navarro shares what is ahead in 2023 for Convergence Partnership, embracing the opportunity and responsibility to remain committed to partners on the frontlines, and not to backslide to philanthropy’s old habits.
Convergence Partnership’s first-of-its-kind report on funding narrative change was covered by Inside Philanthropy. “According to a recently released report, attempting to influence the narratives criss-crossing American life is a relatively new philanthropic strategy, and one that a lot of funders are eager to get in on…”
Convergence Partnership’s first-of-its-kind report on funding narrative change was covered in Chronicle of Philanthropy, sharing findings of the report, specific issue areas where narrative has shifted, and challenges for funders to consider as they explore this strategy for change.
Amanda Navarro, Executive Director of Convergence Partnership, presented a Spark Talk at the Change Philanthropy 2021 Unity Summit entitled: “Investing in Power Building for Racial Justice through Multifunder Collaboratives: The Convergence Partnership”.
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is working alongside their grassroots partners to apply a racial equity analysis and support community organizing to elevate the voices and experiences of community residents of color, and address lead in housing.
After 14 years of work as a pioneering national funder collaborative focused on health equity, we are excited to announce the reset of the Convergence Partnership grounded in a new vision and strategic direction. We come into this new year with a renewed sense of purpose and ready to do the work needed to realize our new North Star vision of racial justice and health equity.
Winter 2014 edition of the National Civic Review features Judith Bell and Larry Cohen discussing the Convergence Partnership’s approach to place-based environmental and policy change, using the power of collaboration to create a “field of fields.”
This report outlines a range of organizational practices and public policies being considered to improve quality and quantity of physical activity among our nation’s children and youth. This document is part of a larger strategy to identify high-impact approaches that will move us closer to our vision of healthy people in healthy places.
The CEO’s of the Partnerships organizations submitted a letter of recommendations to HHS Secretary Sebelius about the Prevention and Public Health Fund.