The Tools section gives access to useful Civic & Process Skill support, How To's, manuals, reports, etc. (Resources), conferences and gartherings (Events) and rootSkills networking and skillsbuilding opportunities (Trainings).


Guide to Going Local

The Center for a New American Dream and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) have joined forces to publish this Guide to Going Local. It's full of ideas and advice on how to strengthen the local economy in your town: through buying local, highlighting new entrepreneurs, instilling local pride, investing locally, and more.

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Networking & Training Retreats

RootSkills In-Person Training (Portland, ME)


Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
2:00pm to 6:30pm



Sliding Scale $50 - $80, $10 Students

Join fellow nonprofit leaders, Grassroots Fund grantees, and passionate students on April 29, 2017 at the University of Southern Maine (Portland, ME) for the second RootSkills In-Person Training, as part of the Grassroots Fund's 2017 RootSkills Training Series. This year's series theme is "Building Resilient Communities".  We welcome you to learn, share, & work together to develop actionable, holistic strategies that create more inclusive communities and programs. At this event, we’ll be grappling with tough questions, sharing inspiring solutions, and looking to hear from YOU!

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