Who might attend:
You are a donor, program officer, board member of a foundation, trustee, someone working in socially responsible investing, a loan officer at a community loan fund, co-op developer, or someone in the philanthropy field and you are working on alternative grantmaking strategies such as participatory, decentralized, and democratized grantmaking; subverting capitalism through collaborative ways of moving capital; and/or exploring creative ways to spend down endowments. You are someone open to thinking through how to reorganize our economy and redistribute wealth to serve all people, challenging us to see how we view sustainability, moderation, success and wealth in new ways that transcend current capitalistic alternatives and focus holistically on human needs. You are someone who is working on radically changing the tools and perspectives which inform philanthropy’s priorities in decision making in order to support, rather than limit, the ability for new ways of existing to flourish. You may also be someone in movements for liberation and land reclamation and be interested in thinking through philanthropy’s role in reparations. You are willing to cultivate networks of healing and transformation through embodied practices in relationship building, reciprocity, abundance, and cooperative economics in order to fund from a ecosystem approach that will allow movements and communities to thrive.
Cost: (Includes program, all meals, and shared room)Funders, High Net Worth Donors, Impact Investors: $1200 Movement Building Practitioners and Consultants: $750 Activists: Scaling scale, scholarships
Location: The Watershed Center, Millerton, NYFor travel information: http://www.thewatershedcenter.org/getting-here/
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but space is limited and we have had a waitlist in previous years. We recommend you apply as soon as possible to reserve your spot! Once you receive your acceptance, you will be prompted then to pay your registration fee.
We ask that you pay according to your means and practice resource sharing if you are able to donate to support the housing and meals for activists to attend and contribute to our shared learning.
Please fill out the form below to participate in the retreat on November 12-15, 2018 at The Watershed Center in Millerton, NY. This application closes on Friday, October 26.
Please donate to the scholarship fund if you have the means in order to sponsor an activist or organizer to attend the retreat. We have had many more activists and organizers apply than we have scholarships available. Please practice redistribution of wealth here! The donations will cover the housing, food, and programming of attendees.