2016 Post-Election Briefing:
Politics, Policy and Philanthropy 

Sponsored by the Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce,
with Breakout Session Co-Sponsors: 

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative
Funders for a Just Economy
Workforce Matters



Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 8:30 AM EST
Thursday November 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

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Grand Hyatt DC 
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Cema Siegel 
Co-Director, GIST 

Please join us for the 2016 Post-Election Briefing: Politics, Policy and Philanthropy, on November 16-17, 2016 in Washington, DC.  This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only. 

The 2016 elections are a sign of changing times--in terms of political participation, dialog on the direction of the country, and directions for social and economic policy. Assessing the new environment in the aftermath of the election and identifying new windows of opportunity to work strategically and collaboratively will be essential to advancing the work of philanthropy and improving the lives of low-income families, workers and communities.  Attend this briefing for a conversation on:
  • Election outcomes and what it suggests in terms of opportunities and challenges facing families and communities across the nation; 
  • Breakout discussions sponsored by GIST, Workforce Matters, Funders for a Just Economy and the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative on what this means for our work as funders;
  • Philanthropic efforts underway to help shape the policy agenda of the new Administration and Congress; 
  • Media game changers in the elections and implications of the changing news media landscape for our economic security and justice work; 
  • New research on communicating effectively about American values and aspirations and about race; and
  • A reception featuring a presentation and discussion on the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, a new collaborative supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at discovering permanent ladders of mobility for the poor. 

See a draft agenda here.



Venue: Grand Hyatt Washington,1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Please arrange your own travel and hotel accommodations as needed. 

Lodging:  Hotels are in high demand this time of year -  we encourage you to book soon! Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a discounted sleeping room rate at the Grand Hyatt (the current rate as of July 20 is $429/night).  To book a room, please contact them directly at http://washingtondc.grand.hyatt.com or 202 582 1234. Additional nearby hotels with less expensive rates include:

Parking: Grand Hyatt Washington offers both valet parking and self-parking services. 

Valet Parking:

  • 0-2 hours: $25
  • 2-8 hours: $35
  • 8-24 hours: $52
  • Overnight: $52


  • $40 per 24-hour period, with no in-and-out privileges


  • Union Station: 2 miles
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport: 5 miles
  • Dulles International Airport: 27 miles
  • Hotel lobby connected to the Metro Center train station