November 14th-16th, 2022 | WASHINGTON, DC

Join your fellow workforce development grantmakers this fall for  a unique three-day gathering featuring nine workshops, two plenaries, two receptions, opportunities to learn from more than a dozen experts, and ample networking time to reconnect with long-time peers + foster new relationships.

Check out some of the AMAZING learning opportunities we have planned for you:

Advancing Racial and Economic Justice Through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act * Job Quality + Equity * Equity + Inclusion in Technology * Federal Agency Updates * Better Jobs = Better Care * CTE, Apprenticeship, and Work-Based Learning * Youth + Young Adults * Collaborative Philanthropy * Corporate Funders Roundtable * Equitable Evaluation

Meet our growing list of speakers

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Workforce Matters @ SHIFT The Future of Workforce

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Native Nations and Communities Panelists
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Workforce Matters was well-represented at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions' recent national convening, SHIFT The Future of Workforce, with panels on Centering Immigrant Workers' Voices and Power in Workforce Programs and Centering Native Nations and Communities in Workforce Development, as well as a fun networking dinner. Read more on our blog.

    on our calendars 

    • New Deal for Youth October Week of Action Oct 6-9 | CLASP | Washington, DC Learn More + Register
    • The Benefits of Fair Scheduling for Workers and Businesses Oct 6 | 10:30 AM ET | U.S. Department of Labor | Washington, DC + Online Learn More + Register
    • A Defining Moment for Good Jobs Oct 12 | 9:45 AM ET | Aspen Institute / Families and Workers Fund | Online Learn More + Register
    • Launching Urban’s Disability Equity Policy Initiative: A Conversation on Including Disability in Data Collection Oct 12 | 12:30 PM ET | Urban Institute | Online Learn More + Register
    • JFFLabs Demo Day Oct 13 | 1:00 PM ET | JFF | Online Learn More + Register
    • Funder Briefing with EPI: The State of the Economy, Labor Market, and Inflation Oct 18 | 1:00 PM ET | Economic Opportunity Funders | Online Learn More + Register
    • Building Immigrant & Worker Power in Rural America Oct 18 | 1:00 PM ET | Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees | Online Learn More + Register
    • Igniting Hope in a Time of Recovery Oct 18-20 | Grantmakers for Education | Austin, TX Learn More + Register
    • Charting a Resilient Future for US Workers: Solutions to Navigate an Uncertain Economy Oct 18-20 | WorkRise | Online Learn More + Register
    • Ownership at Work: A Discussion on Designing and Growing Employee Ownership Oct 20 | 2:00 PM ET | Aspen Institute | Online Learn More + Register

    new information + resources 

    • Resources to Honor Hispanic Heritage PEAK Grantmaking | Visit the Collection
    • The State of Black Students at Community Colleges Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies | Read the Report
    • What Community Colleges Need From Philanthropy New America | Read the Blog Post


    General Announcements

    • The Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program recently announced the selection of ten community development financial institutions (CDFIs) as partners in Shared Success: scaling financial intermediary strategies to advance job quality, equity, and small business prosperity. This pilot program, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will focus on advancing job quality among small- and medium-sized businesses. Learn More
    • Know an organization that works tirelessly to defend and advocate for low-wage workers’ rights? Nominate them for the Economic Opportunity Funders Law & Social Policy Legacy Award. This $10,000 award is open to any organization working in the field of law and social policy to advance low-wage workers’ rights in the United States. Learn More

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