On May 30, a group of Boston-area funders met with FFI to learn about our approach to systems change and to discuss philanthropy’s role. Later that day, FFI convened six amazing organizations who are committed to finding innovative ways to address poverty and violence, and which are effective in helping deeply marginalized people and communities make long-term change. These programs each serve diverse target populations including immigrant communities, homeless youth, domestic violence victims, homeless women with histories of trauma, along with poor and low-income families and youth. Our conversation was to explore forming a network to develop a shared practice and advocacy agenda around FFI’s Five Domains of Wellbeing. What’s in common and remarkable about these two meetings is the commitment to looking at new ways to move the needle on poverty and violence in Boston. Stay tuned for more!