Unifying National Narratives

Funder and Practitioner Convening
May 7, 2014
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1602 L Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC

Meeting Notes

A small group of practitioners and funders engaged in narrative work joined together to determine the degree of agreement and alignment, as well as any important differences on the shared themes of a commonly shared progressive narrative and explored ideas for strengthening collaboration and changing practice in the field.  This meeting built off a convening held in September 2013 on the importance of narrative as a tool for social change. 


Communications Collaborators:

  • Ella Andrews, Progress Alliance of Washington, lookingatbirchtrees@yahoo.com
  • Meg Bostrom, Topos Partners, Meg@topospartnership.com
  • Patrick Bresette, Public Works, pbresette@publicworks.org
  • Alan Jenkins, Opportunity Agenda, ajenkins@opportunityagenda.org
  • Richard Kirsch, Roosevelt Institute and USAction, rkirsch@rooseveltinstitute.org
  • Robert Kraig, Wisconsin Values Project and Citizen Action of Wisconsin, robert.kraig@citizenactionwi.org

Funders/Philanthropic Advisors:

  • Cuong Hoang, Stoneman Family Foundation
  • Matt Hollamby, Wyss Foundation
  • Linda Honold, The Brico Fund (WI)
  • Alfred Ironside, The Ford Foundation
  • Jann Jackson, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Sarah Jaynes, Progress Alliance of Washington
  • Ami Nagle, GIST and Communications Collaborative
  • Scott Nielsen, McKay Foundation and Philanthropic Consultant
  • Jean Ross, Ford Foundation
  • Cema Siegel, GIST and Communications Collaborative