Over the last 18 months, we have been on an organizational development journey to further align our structure and practices with the principles of Just Transition, including shared leadership, democratic decision making and self-governance.
Since the start of 2021, we have shifted from having an Executive Director and Deputy Director to a co-Directorship model; adopted a democratic form of decision-making in which all staff share power over decisions that affect the organization; and created a governing structure made up of five cross-departmental circles that collectively coordinate and manage the organization’s internal functions.
Incorporating as our own 501(c)3 organization allows us to take the next big step in our journey: to become a worker self-directed nonprofit, defined by Sustainable Economies Law Center as “an organization in which all workers have the power to influence the realms and programs in which they work, the conditions of their workplace, their own career paths, and the direction of the organization as a whole.”
We are so grateful to everyone in our community whose partnership has made this journey possible. And we appreciate our fiscal sponsor, Movement Strategy Center, for their support over the last three years.
Through our organizational changes, Justice Funders is working to actualize our shared values and live into the vision of a regenerative economy based on reflective, responsive, reciprocal relationships of interdependence.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us: admin [at] justicefunders.org. We look forward to continuing to manifest a Just Transition with you.