Rabble Rousers: Session with Alan Jenkins, Executive Director & Co-Founder of The Opportunity Agenda

Equity/Rabble Rousers Series
Monday, May 8, 2017
2:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
Green Acres
10300 Campus Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92121
$0.00 - Members $55.00 - Non-Member Funders
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As part of San Diego Grantmakers' Equity Series and Rabble Rouser Series, we are bringing in Alan Jenkins of The Opportunity Agenda for "Ten Lessons for Talking About Equity in a New Era."

Grantmakers and grantees alike often struggle to talk effectively about the importance of racial, gender, economic, and other types of equity in their work.  That task has become even more difficult in the current environment, which is often dominated by division, polarization, and fear.  Yet, when it comes to equity, persuading skeptical audiences, activating existing supporters, and engaging those with whom we disagree are increasingly necessary skills for successful programming.  Also important is understanding the role of different media platforms for reaching and moving disparate audiences.  Fortunately, research and experience from around the country point to clear lessons for communicating successfully about equity and promoting positive solutions.  

In this session, Alan Jenkins of The Opportunity Agenda will share best practices and new approaches for moving hearts and minds and promoting solutions that advance equity across issues and communities.  He will share the results of new public opinion and media research, highlight relevant case studies, and offer practical tips designed for donors and those they support.


Alan Jenkins is President and Co-Founder of The Opportunity Agenda, a social justice communication lab dedicated to the idea that our nation can and should be a place where everyone enjoys full and equal opportunity. Before joining The Opportunity Agenda, Alan was Director of Human Rights at the Ford Foundation, managing grantmaking in the United States and eleven overseas regions. His prior positions include Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the United States government in constitutional and other litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Associate Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he defended the rights of low-income communities facing exploitation and discrimination.

Designed For

This program is part of the Equity Series to increase philanthropic practices and giving that improves the economic, social, and physical well being of all people. It is also part of the Rabble Rousers series featuring leaders whose experience, expertise, and opinions will challenge you to give in ways you might not have previously considered.

It is designed for staff, trustees, and donors of philanthropic organizations, individual philanthropists, investors, and other invited guests as appropriate. All event registrations are reviewed to determine eligibility. We respectfully request that attendees refrain from engaging in fundraising and other development activities at all SDG events.

Equity Series Sponsor

Please RSVP by Monday, May 1.