This is a 3-part series of online workshops taking place June – August, 2020. Register here by Friday, July 19th.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, philanthropy is faced with an increased sense of urgency to make the radical changes necessary to redistribute wealth, democratize power and shift economic control to communities in order to actualize a just, regenerative economy.
For funders who have embraced a vision of a Just Transition for Philanthropy but have yet to operationalize its practices, what are the concrete action steps that can be taken to move away from extraction and exploitation toward regeneration and the redistribution of wealth and power?
Justice Funders is excited to present a series of online workshops to support our members and larger philanthropic community in putting the Resonance Framework into practice, and to keep pushing the edges of philanthropy to be as bold and relentless as our movements need us to be in these turbulent times.
This series is structured to engage participants in active discussion, breakout groups and self-directed exercises in-between workshops. This will not be a typical “webinar”program.
In this series, participants will…
- Hear stories from philanthropic leaders, including participants of Justice Funders’ pilot cohort of the Maestra program, about the personal and institutional journeys that they have undergone to begin practicing their philanthropy in less extractive, more regenerative ways;
- Learn about grassroots Just Transition projects that support regenerative economic development and build shared prosperity in communities of color and Indigenous communities, and how foundations can use integrated capital approaches to support these projects and achieve their mission;
- Gain a solid understanding of specific practices at the restorative / regenerative end of the Resonance spectrum, and be able to articulate those practices to other staff, trustees and peers in the field; and
- Obtain the concrete tools, resources and support needed to operationalize one or more specific practices that demonstrate a tangible shift in grantmaking and investments along the Resonance spectrum.
This webinar series is for philanthropic leaders who…
- Have thoroughly read the Resonance Framework, embrace its vision of a Just Transition for Philanthropy and are ready to begin operationalizing its practices;
- Affirm the values and principles of Just Transition, and are looking for a more in-depth and practice-based learning opportunity beyond a “101” training; and
- Are eager to expand their imaginations beyond how philanthropy is currently practiced, to learn how to leverage capital as a tool for restoration and healing, rather than harm.
As a participant, your readiness and willingness to operationalize a Just Transition for Philanthropy matter more than your “starting point” along the Resonance framework or your role in your institution. For example…
- You do not need to have existing experience moving a mission-aligned investment to local or regional economic development projects, but you do need to have a curiosity and openness about how to activate philanthropic resources beyond grants, including utilizing integrated capital approaches.
- You do not need to be an executive or trustee of a philanthropic institution, but you do need to commit to sharing the strategies and approaches from the workshops with your colleagues to support institution-wide learning.
While participants need not commit to further Justice Funders programming, this webinar series will cover introductory aspects of the Maestra program in the hopes that participants will be inspired to join future cohorts. If possible, we encourage you to participate in the series with a colleague from your institution or your community with whom you can learn alongside.
Sliding scale pricing:
- $0-250 | Recommended for unaffiliated participants, participants affiliated with public foundations or individual donors giving under $50K
- $250-500 | Recommended for participants affiliated with private foundations with a total organizational grantmaking budget of under $5M or individual donors giving $50-$100K
- $500-1,000 | Recommended for participants affiliated with private foundations with a total organizational grantmaking budget over $5M or individual donors giving $100K+
Dates & times*:
- June 24th, 12-2pm PT
- July 15th, 12-2pm PT
- August 5th, 12-2pm PT
*Please note that participants are asked to commit to attending all of the above 3 sessions.
Register here. Deadline to register is Friday, July 19th.