RootSkills Training Series 2017: Building Resilient Communities

The Grassroots Fund RootSkills Training Series is a series of monthly webinars, in-person trainings, and an annual conference designed by and for grassroots community organizers. These trainings provide skills-building and networking opportunities to community organizers in New England (& beyond!).

The theme for the 2017 RootSkills Training Series is "Building Resilient Communities", through Spirit in Action's Theory of Transformation to collectively transform the world by working with communities to Reimagine culture, Resist domination, Reform institutions and Recreate society. Every 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of the month, the Grassroots Fund staff and speakers will present a webinar relating to an R. All in-person trainings will have workshop tracks divided by the Four R's. 

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Webinars

Protecting People & Places: The Community Bill of Rights

When:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where:

Online

Cost:

FREE

RESIST WEBINAR -- This presentation will be a brief journey looking at how our current system of government and law have evolved to protect wealth and privilege over community self-government; we'll look at how corporations have received more rights and protections than those of you living in your community; and we'll look at how communities have pushed back against these oppressive structures to reclaim democratic self-government in the their communities.

Webinars

Creating Positive Change in Challenging Times

When:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where:

Online

Cost:

FREE

Following the State of the Union, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund invites you to join us for a special webinar on March 1, 2017 – Creating Positive Change in Challenging Times from 12pm to 1pm EST. During this webinar, participants will learn how to cope with negativity and fear and how to channel this energy into actions that create positive change.  

Webinars

Growing Resources: Crowdfunding with ioby and Matching Funds

When:

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:15pm

Cost:

FREE

This webinar is for Vermont community gardeners interested in applying for match funding grants on an ioby crowdfunding campaign. We’ll recap some of our top tips for crowdfunding success from the first two webinars, and explain what to expect when fundraising with matching funds on ioby’s platform.

Networking & Training Retreats

RootSkills In-Person Training (Newport, RI)

When:

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -

10:00am to 3:30pm

Cost:

Early-bird $40, Students $10

Join fellow nonprofit leaders, Grassroots Fund grantees, and passionate citizens on April 1, 2017 at the Newport Hyatt (Newport, RI) for the first 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!

Networking & Training Retreats

RootSkills In-Person Training (Portland, ME)

When:

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -

2:00pm to 6:30pm

Cost:

$40 Early-Bird, $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!