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Member Meeting: Partnering to Build Civic Muscle in the Inland Empire (Learning Meeting; hybrid in-person/Zoom)

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Group of people from Inland Empire Community Collaborative

This year more than ever, the values and voice of Inland Empire residents will be on the ballot.

The IE is one of the fastest growing regions in the state. And yet with relatively low voter turnout, both new and older residents’ voices are not fully represented in the halls of power — whether locally, in Sacramento, or nationally.

What can funders do ensure that people in the region have access to the information, resources, and supportive structures to make informed decisions? Join us and a dynamic panel of speakers for an honest discussion of how funders can partner with nonprofits to support civic education and engagement — even those that have not traditionally funded civic engagement.


  • Sarah Efthymiou (General Counsel for Bolder Advocacy at Alliance for Justice): Why foundations should — and can — support nonpartisan election-related activities
  • Emily Michels (Policy Director at SoCal Grantmakers): How funders can engage in systems-level change
  • Jan Masaoka (Former CEO, CalNonprofits): What really works — and doesn’t — when funders undertake civic education and engagement
  • Brian Thomas Romo (Public Policy and Technology Manager, Inland Empire Community Collaborative): The IE Children’s Cabinet: mobilizing system change through local nonprofit civic engagement

Moderated by Susan Gomez (President/CEO of the Inland Empire Community Collaborative & Advisory Board member, IE Funders Alliance)

We invite you to join us in-person for IEFA’s first member meeting of 2024 on Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine’s Day 💘!) at 10am-12pm. This Learning Meeting will be in a hybrid format, hosted at the IECC offices in San Bernardino and on Zoom. Our member meetings are open to all staff and board members of IEFA member institutions.

If you are interested in attending, fill out the form below to RSVP for this and our other 2024 member meetings.


February 14
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Inland Empire Funders Alliance
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Inland Empire Community Collaborative
1887 Business Center Dr S # 3
San Bernardino, CA 92408 United States
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