Location: Preservation Park, Oakland, CA
Pre-registration required; space is limited to 35 participants.Registration fee $850, $750 before August 5th. Registration after Sept 5th cannot be guaranteed.
This seminar is designed for people at all levels. If you are an educator, cooperative developer, community leader, or worker or board member of a group-oriented organization of 30 or less, this seminar is for you!
We are addressing financial concepts and also considering and exploring social values and how they impact organizational finances. We will share modules and activities (and tips for facilitating them) from our toolkit that you can implement with your group. Come grow your finance comfort and knowledge and develop skills you can bring back to your organization or business.
Topics will include: + The basics of budgeting: why, how, reading, adjusting, and using+ Finance and money concepts and terms: developing shared language and understanding+ Defining collective success+ Prioritizing competing needs and areas for growth+ Tools for facilitating deeper and more democratic group engagement in finance conversations+ Integrating organizational values into financial decisions and processes+ Going beyond spreadsheets to make financial reporting and conversations more accessible+ Discussing larger systemic injustice and its impact on individual and organizational finances+ Understand basic cash flow projections and other important financial reports
This seminar will be facilitated in English.
Scent.As soon as we have a location confirmed, we will update you with more information. Please join us in ensuring accessibility for community members with chemical sensitivity and chronic illness by not wearing fragrances or scents on your body or clothes from: perfumes, scented laundry detergent, hair and body products, and essential oils. You can prepare in advance by not using products with fragrance or scents, and by using fragrance free, non-toxic products. If this is new for you, here are a couple resources on how to be scent reduced and scent free: https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/#toggle-id-1 and http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15
Food.We are planning on providing tea, coffee, water, and some light snacks. Please plan on providing your own lunch.
Interpretation.We are sorry, we will not be providing interpretation for this event.
kiran nigam, Fortify Community Health, AORTAaorta.coopkiran has two decades of facilitation experience, and has been involved in the world of cooperative and solidarity economics for 17 years. She incorporates her background in education and art, as well as her healing practice, into facilitation and consulting: utilizing visuals to map information and maximize group effectiveness, integrating space for reflection and introspection in workshops, centering her work in love and compassion, using body-based tools to support learning and ease group decision-making. Previous to Fortify, kiran was a founding member, worker-owner, and finance committee member of AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) where she worked to build movements for social justice and a solidarity economy.