Organization 2.0: Expanding our understanding of nimble formations that build power

  • May 22, 2014
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • East Bay Community Foundation

In the current social justice eco-system, increasingly, local organizations are scaling or seeding national formations that are nimble, yet able to build power on the ground and in winning progressive policy.  These explorations are born of a need to figure out what kinds of organizational forms can carry the movement forward.  How might philanthropy and intermediaries support organizations exploring growth models and trying on new forms?


“Organization 2.0: Expanding our understanding of nimble formations that build power” will feature the stories of Forward Together and Restaurant Opportunities Center – United as two leading national movement building organizations with local roots who have been exploring new organizational forms.   The session will also feature the General Service Foundation and The Whitman Institute as funders of these formations, as well as the Management Assistance Group (MAG) and independent consultant Shiree Teng, who will share stories of how intermediaries are supporting these explorations.  In a dynamic conversation featuring three very different perspectives, we hope to advance a conversation that has previously been siloed. 

Speakers in this movement conversation include:

  • Eveline Shen, Forward Together and Strong Families
  • Minsu Longiaru, Restaurant Opportunities Center - United
  • Shiree Teng, Consultant
  • Pia Infante, Rockwood Leadership Institute, The Whitman Institute
  • Elissa Perry, Management Assistance Center
  • Holly Bartling, General Service Foundation

To RSVP or this event by May 19, 2014


*Yes, we did change the name of the event after one of the event speaker's asked if we were even tied to the 501 (c)3 structure as being "the organizational paradigm."  We recognize the non-profit industrial complex, and welcome your thoughts on how we make sense of this and more!


About Movement Conversations:

In an effort to be responsive to the needs of grassroots groups on the ground, the Bay Area Justice Funders Network has convened a series of Movement Conversations between Justice Funders and Movement Leaders to strengthen relationships, communication and coordination between the philanthropic community and community-based organizations. These programs intentionally include both grantmakers and movement leaders in the program and audience.


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