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Daniel Torres, Director of Immigrant Integration, State of California Be the Change

Daniel Torres

| in Immigrant Rights

Director of Immigrant Integration, State of California

The son of Mexican immigrants, Daniel Torres is leading California’s efforts to ensure that the state’s 10 million immigrants are welcome and can find opportunities to thrive.

How does your life experience shape the work you do? The experience of growing up in an immigrant family and community shaped how I see my work. The values that my parents held also informed my view of world. My par…

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From Inspiration to Action

| by Jennie Lehua Watson in Fund News

Summer 2017 Letter from the Interim President

The Haas, Jr. Fund continues to engaged in deep, ongoing conversations with our many partners about what we can and should be doing differently to address the challenges and the opportunities of this moment.

It was six months ago when I stepped into my current role as Interim President of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Since then, I have been inspired by the amazing upsurge of leadership and activism across this…

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Teaming to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

Why Five Grant Makers Came Together to Form the New Americans Campaign

Cathy Cha, Angela Cheng, Leslie Dorosin, and Geri Mannion on the five principles that are essential to successful collaborative grant-making efforts.

This article was originally published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Six years ago, five grant makers came together to form the New Americans Campaign because they believe immigrants can and do…

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What Does It Take to Support Leadership and Effectiveness in Movements?

| by Linda Wood in Leadership

Investing In The Movement Organization and The Movement

With so much at stake for the social change movements, Senior Director, Linda Wood writes about how we must listen to leaders about what they really need—and to work as hard as we can to help their organizations and their movements succeed.

This article was originally published by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.  The Haas, Jr. Fund recently convened two groups of grantees working on immigrant and LGBT rights in California.…

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A Grantmaker’s Reflections on Strengthening Nonprofit Fundraising

| by Linda Wood in Fundraising

Cracking the Code of Long-Term Fundraising Success

Senior Director, Linda Wood speaks to how the changes in Washington are impacting nonprofit organizations and fundraising.

This article was originally published in Advancing Philanthropy, Spring 2017. It is undeniable that the changes underway in Washington and beyond will touch every sector of society, including nonpr…

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Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration

| by Jennie Lehua Watson in Immigrant Rights

Foundations Unite to Oppose Immigration Executive Orders

The Haas, Jr. Fund joins with other immigrant rights funders in support of policies that advance diversity, inclusion and human dignity

This statement was originally published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR).  Statement The United States stands at a historical crossroads. Founded as a refuge from religious per…

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