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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Supporting Self-Governance in Nonprofits


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm


This is a webinar



Participants will reflect on common challenges within nonprofit organizations and learn how implementing dynamic, democratic, work self-governance can provide solutions. Folks will leave this webinar understanding how to create a relationship with their Board of Directors that empowers staff to have autonomy to remain responsive to the needs of their community. Lead by the Sustainable Economies Law Center, speakers will also provide an overview of how management within self-directed organizations function. 

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RootSkills Conference (Manchester, NH)


Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm



$80 early-bird registration, $20 student tickets (After 10/1: $160 registration, $40 student tickets)

Join fellow community organizers, nonprofit leaders, Grassroots Fund grantees, and passionate students on November 30 - December 2 at Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH for the annual RootSkills Conference, 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 & programs. At this event, we’ll be grappling with tough questions, sharing inspiring solutions, and looking to hear from YOU!