Past Events

Past EventsThis archive includes materials from past GIST events since 2010.


March 1, 2017 - GIST Meeting - Philanthropy's Response to Our Nation's High Stakes Budget and Tax Debates: 14th Annual Briefing and Strategy Discussion for Grantmakers


November 16-17, 2016 - GIST/ECFC/FJE/WM Meeting: 2016 Post-Election Briefing

September 29, 2016 | 1-2pm ET  - Budget Working Group Webinar: Power, Money, and the Pentagon

September 12, 2016 - EGA/FCCP/GCIR/GIST/WDN Webinar: Roll up Your Sleeves: Rapid Response Needs for the 2016 Elections

August 1, 2016 - FCCP/GCIR/GIST/HIP Election Series Webinar: Determining Destiny: Long-term Opportunities to Empower the Latino Electorate

July 6, 2016 - Budget Working Group Webinar - Government Spending Priorities: Shaping the Conversation

June 27, 2016 - EGA/FCCP/GCIR/GIST/HEFN/NFG/WDN Election Series Webinar: Combating Polarizing Narratives: Proactive Strategies from Anti-Islamophobia Advocates

April 4, 2016 - EGA/FCCP/GCIR/GIST/HEFN/NFG/WDN Election Series Webinar: Ballot Initiatives Making a Mark on Your Grantee's Cause

February 29-March 1, 2016 - GIST/GCYF Meeting: 13th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing: The Future of the Social Safety Net-Secure or Shredded?

February 25, 2016 - EGA/FCCP/GIST/NFG/Piper Fund/WDN Webinar: The New SCOTUS: A Seismic Change in the Judicial Landscape

February 1, 2016 - EGA/FCCP/GCIR/GIST/HEFN/NFG/WDN Election Series Webinar: Creating a Representative Electorate Through Nonpartisan Voter Registration

January 11, 2016 - EGA/FCCP/GCIR/GIST/HEFN/NFG/WDN Election Series Webinar: The 2016 Elections and Nonpartisan Grantmaking


December 17, 2015 - PSFG/FCCP/GIST Webinar: Opportunities for Stronger Collaboration Around Budget Issues 

December 8, 2015: GIST/GCYF/GIH Communications Collaborative Webinar: Narrative Update Webinar Series: Part 1 - Emerging Communications Capacity Building Initiative

November 4, 2015: GIST/GCYF/EITC Funders Network Webcast: Two-Generation Approaches to Poverty Reduction and the EITC

November 2-3, 2015 - GIST Meeting: Making Waves: Philanthropy, Communications Investments and Creating Change

September 11, 2015 - GIST/Workforce Matters Webinar: The Victories of the Paid Leave Movement - Will Legislative Wins Reach the Low Wage Workforce?

June 9, 2015 - GIST Webinar: Building an Economy that Works for Everyone - Why You Should Care About the Federal Reserve

May 19, 2015 - GIH/GIST Webinar: Health Reform Five Years Later: Philanthropy Steps Up 

April 15, 2015 - GIST/GCYF/EITC Funders Network Webinar: Making Work Pay: Understanding the Impact of the EITC and Other Tax Credits on the Lives of Low Income Families

March 20, 2015 - GIST/GCYF Webinar: How to Capitalize on New Research on the Growing Inequality Gap: A look at Robert Putnam's newly released book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

February 24-25, 2015 - GIST/GCYF Funders Meeting - 12th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing

January 27, 2015 - Communications Collaborative Webinar: Moving the Persuadable Middle: Lessons from the Colorado Narrative Project


December 2-3, 2014 - GIST/NFG/Workforce Matters Funders Meeting - The Future of Work and the Workforce

November 6, 2014 - Communications Collaborative Webinar: A Window of Opportunity: Media and Public Opinion on Poverty in America 

October 22, 2014 - Communications Collaborative Webinar: Mapping a Strategy for Proactive Tax and Revenue Proposals

July 29, 2014 - GIST Webinar: GIST Mapping Project

June 30, 2014 Communications Collaborative/FCCP Call: Unifying National Narratives

May 21, 2014 GIST/AFN Webinar: Building Assets through the Tax Code – Proposals for Reform 

May 7, 2014 - Communications Collaborative Meeting - Unifying National Narratives

February 27-28, 2014 - GIST Meeting - 11th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing for Grantmakers: The Role of Government and Philanthropy in Reducing Poverty and Inequality and Restoring Mobility


November 6, 2013 - GIST/AFN/Workforce Matters/WFSN/EITC Funders Network Meeting - 2013 ISD National Conference Grantmaker Pre-Conference Session & Site Visit

October 28-29, 2013 - GIST Meeting - State of the States Funders Briefing

September 30, 2013 - GIST/NFG Webinar - How Can Civil Legal Aid Support Effective Grantmaking for Economic and Social Justice?

September 24, 2013 - Funders Convening - The What and Why of Narrative- A Powerful Tool for Social Change

September 23, 2013 - GIST/Ford Meeting - What Does Polling Tell us About the Future of Fiscal and Social Safety Net Issues?

August 2, 2013 - GIST Webinar - New Tools to Help Families Enroll in Health Insurance -
Enroll America Webinar

July 18, 2013 - GIST/GIH Webinar - CMS Update on Health Insurance Marketplaces

July 12, 2013 - Communications Collaborative Webinar
Ford Foundation Jobs Quality Initiative Update

June 21, 2013 - Communications Collaborative Webinar
How to Talk About Medicaid Expansion in Your State

May 29, 2013 - Communications Collaborative Webinar
Prelude to the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

May 23, 2013 - GIST Webinar
Work Support Strategies: Improving Work Supports in Diverse State Governments

March 18-19, 2013 - Beyond the Cliff: Charting a Sound Course- 10th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing for Grantmakers

February 8, 2013 - Communications Collaborative Webinar
The Emerging Electorate, Their Values and the Issues that Move Them


December 17-18, 2012- Post-Election Philanthropy: Votes, Values and Vision

October 10, 2013 - GIST/NFG/SAFSF Webinar
Real Cuts with Real Consequences: An Update on the Farm Bill and Proposed Cuts to SNAP

October 1, 2012 - Communications Collaborative Webinar
Aligning Our National Narratives During an Election Year and Beyond

June 5, 2012 -Communications Collaborative Webinar
Why A Strong Public Sector is Important to Philanthropy

Webinar presentation
Speaker bios
Public Works handout
Communications Collaborative handout
Click here to access a mp3 recording of the webinar.

February 28-March 1, 2012 -9th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing for Grantmakers


October 3-5, 2011 - Moving Forward in the States: Proactive Organizing and Communications Strategy

February 22-23, 2011 -8th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing for Grantmakers
Watch a video of the briefing here.


September 27-28, 2010 - Fall Policy Briefing

June 15, 2010- Benefits Access Funders Briefing
Meeting Summary

February 25-26, 2010 - 7th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing for Grantmakers
Meeting Summary

January 11, 2010 - Funders Discussion on Social Innovation Fund
Click here to access a mp3 recording of the conference call.