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January 2018

Grants and Funding: Kresge Foundation Healthy Housing and Neighborhoods Initiative

January 1, 2018 - March 3, 2019

This is an open grant opportunity for organizations working to address: a) policies, systems change, and communication to connect health and housing; b) policies that promote healthy housing and mitigate the impacts of substandard housing and/or; c) innovative investments that connect community development, health, and housing. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

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Webinar Series: One Water for America

January 17 - April 4

One Water recognizes that if we tackle problems based on the complete life cycle of water and larger infrastructure systems – rather than limiting ourselves to one piece of the equation — we can identify and advance more effective and lasting solutions.  Our current system of managing water is siloed across distinct municipalities, authorities, private businesses, and multiple regulatory agencies, all of which have narrow slices of authority over some aspect of water. This fragmentation weakens the overall system, and regional collaboration is key to the future of sustainable water management…

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February 2018

Webinar: Planning for Environmental Justice and Healthy Communities

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

For this webinar, environmental justice and land use experts will explain the intent and history behind the SB 1000 law, and they will discuss how and why communities can integrate environmental justice into local planning efforts. Learn how the environmental justice planning process informs the development of general plans, best practices and lessons learned from cities that added ‘Environmental Justice Elements’ to their general plans, and how state policy for environmental justice can further the goal of social equity…

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Webinar Series: How to Grow Civic Support

February 27 @ 8:00 am - June 18 @ 5:00 pm EST

How to Grow Civic Support 5 Sessions: 2/27 – 6/18 Click to register River Network is pleased to offer a new 5-part webinar training series, Ready, Set, Engage: How to Grow Civic Support. Do you work to bring all voices in your community to the decision-making process, yet have a hard time engaging a particular sector of stakeholders? Do you worry that your 501c3 status limits your local advocacy? Are you unsure whether your story truly appeals to and connects with those…

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Webinar: Groundwork USA New Trust Application Process

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Groundwork USA, in partnership with NPS and EPA, is now accepting Letters of interest from communities wishing to begin the process of applying for Groundwork USA program funding and technical assistance and to join the Groundwork Network. For complete details on the application and selection process, including eligibility requirements, submission details, and evaluation criteria, download the Call for Letters of Interest. Letters of Interest must be received by Groundwork USA by April 30, 2018. A free informational webinar will be held February 27, 2018 at 3pm EST to…

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March 2018

Webinar Series for River Network Members: Fundraising 2.0 – New Tactics and Technology

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Fundraising Essentials for Success: Session #5 Fundraising 2.0: New Tactics and Technology The means and methods of fundraising have grown well beyond direct mail and phone-a-thons, thanks in part to social media and technology. This session focuses on new ways to cultivate and engage donors such as online fundraising, giving days, collaborative fundraising with other organizations, crowdsourcing, peer-to-peer fundraising, planned and sustained giving, workplace giving, and more. Note: This series is a FREE benefit available to current dues-paying members of River…

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