Funder Delegation USSF-Detroit 2010

Detroit, MI
Monday, June 21, 2010
Funder Delegation USSF-Detroit 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010 - Saturday, June 26, 2010

Detroit Marriott
Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
United States

Map and Directions
Join a Funder Delegation to the

June 21-26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan



In a major effort to bring renewed insight and inspiration to social change efforts in the United States, hundreds of community organizations, advocacy groups and national networks will come together in Detroit to build relationships and develop joint strategies for a more effective progressive social agenda.  Dozens of funders will join our delegation to the US Social Forum, to participate in this process and share our own funding strategies for social change.

FNTG has long been involved with the World Social Forum and the US Social Forum and is an observer-member of the organizing council of both. In addition to lodging, transportation and logistical support, funders will receive pre-trip background materials, participate in orientation briefings in Detroit, and meet briefly each day to exchange insights and experiences with other funders sharing similar interests and funding priorities.

A number of funders will be volunteering for work brigades with local community projects associated with cultural and community projects in Detroit.

On the last day of the forum, FNTG will organize an assessment session for funders to share insights gained over the course of the week, discuss ways in which participation in the delegation may impact individual grantmaking, and explore the potential for future joint initiatives among funders interested in these issues. 


Key dates:

  • June 15: Delegation Briefing Call (e-materials sent out on June 12)
  • June 21: Funders arrive in Detroit
  • June 22: Funder Orientation Briefing & Tour / USSF Opening Events
  • June 23: Informal Morning Briefing & Funder/Movement Open Workshop
  • June 24: Funder Meeting with USSF National Planning Committee members
  • June 25: Informal Morning Briefing, Prep for Funder Movement Assembly
  • June 26: Funder Movement Assembly & Closing Debrief Over Dinner



Lodging: Funder delegates will stay at the Detroit Marriott, in the heart of USSF activities in downtown Detroit.  FNTG has secured a block of rooms (singles or doubles) at the special daily rate of $129.00. To reserve one of these rooms for yourself or your party, contact Melissa Cariño for a confirmation number.

Delegation Fee: $275 (early bird through April 30) or $325 (from May 1).  This amount covers pre-trip briefing materials, costs of meeting rooms, equipment, coffee breaks and refreshments during our orientation and other daily discussion sessions, and organizing support.  You can become a member of FNTG and also take $25 off of the delegation registration fee by adding your profile to FNTG’s website here.

Once your membership is verified, Melissa Cariño will provide you with the discount code.


Forum Registration: The costs for foundations and funders who have given a USSF 2010 grant is $125.  If your foundation has not provided a grant, the registration amount is $500. Both amounts are for up to three individuals from the same organization. For more information and to register online, funders attending the forum need to go here.


Useful FNTG/USSF Web Links


Contact Information

  • Melissa Cariño, FNTG Associate
    Phone: 617.233.3095

For more information about the funder delegation, please contact:

Mark Randazzo               415 642-6022              or

Melissa Cariño                617 233-3095            

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