Resourcing Mobilizers for a Just Transition of Philanthropy
What becomes possible when we stop ‘asking’ for money, as ‘fundraisers,’ and start organizing relational wealth as Resource Mobilizers for a Just Transition? How can we transform philanthropy to better represent cross-movement values of collaboration, healing, and reparation?
We’ll prepare by studying and researching our practice; where we’ve been, where we’re at today, and where we’re dreaming of going, through a series of open virtual learning events leading up to our gathering. Then we’ll host invited applicants for our Network Gathering this summer, to help kickoff AMC 2022, where we’ll experiment with Resource Mobilizer Tool No.4 in a daylong virtual lab experience. Each participating Resource Mobilizer will be issued an activated copy of Tool No.4 and is encouraged to use our collective findings in the lab to continue their own experimentation outside the lab.
Call for Participation
Our Resource Mobilizer network is a fast-growing community of practice that challenges the politics and practices of fundraising. We are nonprofit employees, independent contractors, donors, volunteer organizers, social justice activists and advocates, radical philanthropists, and all kinds of other everyday people actively pursuing a more equitable and just distribution of resources to support intersectional movement-building.
Our AMC Network Gathering continues exploring the emerging field of ‘Wealth Reclamation’ and ‘Resource Mobilization’ strategies to democratize philanthropy. Together, we will:
- Deepen our political education on the Just Transition framework and our own self-awareness as Resource Mobilization practitioners.
- Cultivate and nurture relationships between network participants, and
- Develop our collective power as Resource Mobilizers through interactive and facilitated activities.
Our coordinating committee is in active planning and details are still pending. Sign-up to receive updates at: bit.ly/2022_AMCResourceMobilizers
Please contact Veronica Garcia at veronica[@]reclaimcommunitywealth.org for more information.