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Massachusetts Legal Aid Funders Network Meeting

Date:
September 29th, 2022
Time:
12:30PM to 1:45PM
Location:
Zoom - information to be emailed
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Network Meeting
Member fee:
$0
Base fee:
$0
Housing is an ongoing crisis in low-income communities. Legal strategies can be essential tools for donors seeking to advance healthy and stable housing for those in greatest need. 
 
At this session of Mass Legal Aid Funders, Andrea Park, the Director of Community Driven Advocacy at Mass Law Reform Institute, and Rose Webster-Smith, the Executive Director of Springfield No One Leaves will co present on Implementing the Sword & Shield: an innovative community-legal aid partnership model that has been successful in halting foreclosures and evictions in one of the hardest hit counties in Massachusetts.They will be joined by Attorney Joel Feldman, Heisler, Feldman & McCormick., P.C.and Staff Attorney Uri Strauss, Community Legal Aid.
 
This session will be of interest to funders:
  • seeking to advance healthy and stable housing for those in greatest need
  • considering legal aid funding strategies
  • concerned about inequity in housing
  • making grants in Western MA

About the Network:

MLAFN is one of the newest networks convened by Philanthropy MA . We welcome your participation and ideas to help shape the future of this exciting new initiative.  

The mission of this network is to maintain a collaborative space for funders to act to increase access to justice, reduce poverty, promote equity, and to support civil legal aid. Members include grantmaking institutions, individual donors, and philanthropy advisors interested in learning more about legal assistance and strategies, providing funding, and exploring co-funding opportunities. 

This Network meeting is open to grantmaking institutions, individual donors, and philanthropy advisors interested in learning more about legal assistance and strategies, providing funding, and exploring co-funding opportunities

Registration type: 
Normal registration

Zoom Instructions:

Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place.  Please reach out to info@philanthropyma.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.

Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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