This an invitation for foundation trustee members, executives, program officers, as well as major donors, donor organizers, and resource mobilizers who work directly with organizers and activists on the ground to create a space of learning and reflection on how we are deploying resources to the movements of our time.  With the emergence of the Dreamers movement, People’s Climate March, Movement for Black Lives platform, the #BlackLivesMatter network, and most recently the fight against the North Dakota Access Pipeline we ultimately are looking to build an irrigation system of support for our resource mobilization efforts across movements.  We are creating a radical vision for a learning community on mobilizing resources in movements that transforms our philanthropic efforts into an intentional networked approach. Join us!

WhenNovember 1st & 2nd (Arrival at 12pm  the 1st with prompt start time at 1PM. We will end 5PM on the 2nd. Option to stay overnighton Nov. 2.)

WhereThe Watershed Center in Millerton, NY ( about two hours outside of NYC)

Cost: (Includes Program, Meals, and Shared Room)*

       $250 for Tuesday and Wednesday night

       $175 for Tuesday Night only

*See registration form for scholarship fund information. Deadline to register is October 17 at 5pmSign up soon to reserve your spot.

By the end of this Retreat we will have developed:

  • A deepened set of reflections and learning from:

    • Our recent funding and resource deployment work

    • Our activism and organizing

    • Our capacity building and infrastructure support work

  • Strengthened relationships as people concerned about the future of radical philanthropy and committed to networks as a key unit for systemic social change

  • A first pass at a list of core values and principles for contemporary movement building and resource mobilization practice

  • A beginning formation of a community of practice across movements and roles

  • Agreement on next steps.

  • An evaluation of our time together.

To register for our retreat click here.

To register for our two part webinar series to learn more about resourcing the movements of today leading up to the retreat please click on the links below:

Social Networked Movements and Living Ecosystems 101 w/ Tammy ShapiroThursday, October 13th from 2-3:30 pm ET

Resource Mobilization and Living Ecosystems within Movements w/ Allen Kwabena Frimpong and June HolleyThursday October 20th from 2-3:30 pm ET