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Here, you will find links to publications, articles and presentations that were produced by Hill-Snowdon Staff or our Grassroots and Funder Partners.  We will update this page periodically so please check back!

Digital Resources

Zoom Trainings by United for Respect

Race-Class Narrative, Digital Narrative-Building & How to Break Through the Noise by Ohio Student Association

Hill-Snowdon Foundation Publications

The Case for Funding Black-led Social Change

Making Black Lives Matter

Values to Vision to Action

Making the Case: Supporting Community Organizing in the Nation's Capital

Crossing Boundaries, Connecting Communities

Social Justice Organizing in the U.S. South

Hill-Snowdon Foundation Strategic Plan

2012-2015 Strategic Plan

Partner Publications

As the South Grows: So Grows the Nation

As the South Grows: Bearing Fruit

As the South Grows: Strong Roots

As the South Grows: On Fertile Soil

As the South Grows: Weathering the Storm

As the South Grows: Philanthropy and Social Justice in the US South

Words Matter: Language and Social Justice Funding in the US South

Presentations & Videos

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The Good, the Bad, and the Terrible

Articles & Podcasts

White Philanthropy, Here’s How to Guarantee Real Change Happens

Meeting the Moment Podcast | Funding Black-led Movements

As Conservatives Stoke the Critical Race Theory Culture Wars, Where Is Philanthropy?

How to Make Giving for Racial Justice Count

Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism

How Hill-Snowdon Foundation Became More Creative, Responsive, and Trust-Based

Build Bridges Not Walls

A Decade After Katrina, Can Philanthropy Make Black Lives Matter?

Presentations & Videos

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Community Conversation: Beyond 5%: Increasing Support in a Time of Crisis
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Community Conversation: Beyond 5%: Increasing Support in a Time of Crisis

NCFP: Hill-Snowdon Foundation
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NCFP: Hill-Snowdon Foundation

The Collaboration Conference 2015: Lunch Plenary
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The Collaboration Conference 2015: Lunch Plenary

EV 2017 10 18 FamilyPhilanthropy OWT
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The Good, the Bad, and the Terrible

Exploring the Political Challenges and Opportunities in the Trump Era

The purpose of this webinar was to help provide a landscape analysis of domestic policy changes and the impact on vulnerable and targeted communities in the Trump era.  While the policy agenda is becoming clearer, there is still a lot of anxiety and uncertainty and it is our hope that this session will try to provide some insights into some of the major policy changes on the horizon, the current and potential impact the Trump era is having in communities, where are prospects for folks fighting back effectively and building power, and what are the most necessary things to do in this environment.

Nat Williams | Executive Director, Hill-Snowdon Foundation | Introduction

Sarah Rosen Wartell | President, The Urban Institute | Legislative Landscape: Federal & State Level

Haeyoung Yoon | Director of Strategic Partnerships, National Employment Law Project | Worker Rights & Immigration

Sarah Rosen Wartell & Haeyoung Yoon | Q&A Session

Katherine Howitt | Associate Director of Policy, Community Catalyst | Healthcare

Ellen Liu | Director Women’s Health, Ms. Foundation | Women’s Rights & Reproductive Justice

Judith Browne Dianis | Executive Director, The Advancement Project | Civil Rights & Racial Justice

Digital Resources

Best Practices of Zoom Training

Zoom is a virtual tool that has skyrocketed in popularity in 2020! Whether your transition into virtual meetings is short-term, or something that your organization wants to adopt moving forward, United for Respect and the Online to Offline Strategies Group has put together a presentation of their Best Practices of Zoom training. they have been using Zoom as a remote work tool for years to maximize the art of meetings and build community together online. In this Best Practices of Zoom Training, they will give you their tips and tricks for holding an effective online meeting with your community through:


  • Facilitation best practices for increased participation and interaction

  • Best practices for 'zoom fatigue' and tech accessibility

  • An overview of pro-zoom features including multi-lingual meetings and interpretation

  • Digital security

  • Other zoom features including polls, Q&A's, breakout rooms, and reactions

Some additional resources:
1. The POP (Purpose, Outcomes Process) and Other POP Guide
2. Interactive Icebreaker Program called Icebreaker Video
3. Training for Change (for more online training resources and templates)
4. Sharing a Whiteboard on Zoom (for Annotations)

Race-Class Narrative, Digital Narrative-Building & How to Break Through the Noise

In collaboration with Prentiss Haney, Executive Director of the Ohio Student Association, HSF invited organizers to join together for an online training focusing on digital organizing and messaging work related to voter engagement. The free training acted as an overview of race-class narrative (RCN), how grassroots community groups can leverage it to build narrative power in-state, and how state-based groups are using RCN to advance a new theory of politics. The training covered how using different communication products, OSA was able to take their race-class narrative message and turn it into a creative narrative campaign.

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