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Donor Briefing: Responding to the Impacts of the Federal Government Shutdown

Donor Briefing: Responding to the Impacts of the Federal Government Shutdown

On Thursday, January 17, Arabella Advisors co-hosted a webinar for donors, designed to examine the effects of the federal government shutdown on federal government workers as well as many of the most vulnerable in our society–including those who rely on federal food assistance and other government programs to help them make ends meet.

The webinar explored both near- and longer-term impacts of the shutdown and addressed how philanthropy can help. Co-hosts included Environmental Grantmakers Association, Farm to Fork Initiative, Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Philanthropy New York, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Funders, and United Philanthropy Forum.

You can listen to the full webinar at this link.

Impacts of the Shutdown

After introductory remarks from the moderator, Eric Kessler, the call began by examining impacts of the shutdown via input from a range of expert speakers.

How Donors Can Help

The call then pivoted to a look at what donors can do to help.

Those steps include:

This shutdown is now the longest-running in US history, so we are truly in uncharted waters here in terms of needs. As we hear of other needs emerging that the philanthropic community can help address, we will continue to follow up.

Arabella Advisors thanks the speakers and our co-hosts for sharing their time and expertise and helping to make this webinar possible. Again, you can listen to the full webinar here.

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