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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Networking & Training Retreats

RootSkills In-Person Training (Newport, RI)

When: 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 3:30pm

Where:

Cost:

Sliding scale $50 - $80, 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!

Webinars

Protecting Our Communities: Effective Strategies for Resisting Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

When: 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

Where:

This is a webinar

Cost:

FREE

Join us to learn from the community organizers who spearheaded efforts to block the Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct Pipeline in their communities and won! Kathryn Eiseman of Pipeline Awareness Network for the Northeast and Rosemary Wessel of No Fracked Gas in Mass. will share their stories and will discuss effective strategies that other communities can use in their own resistance campaigns.

Networking & Training Retreats

RootSkills In-Person Training (Portland, ME)

When: 

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

Where:

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!