Resourcing and Sustaining Our Movements Track

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Collaboration, solidarity, and abundance

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How can we resource and sustain our work and movements in ways that energize us, strengthen our organizing, question capitalism and wealth, and build community power? The Resourcing and Sustaining our Movements track will look at grassroots and foundation fundraising how-tos, self and community care strategies, alternative economic models (i.e. co-ops, gift economies, etc.), grassroots entrepreneurship, and the role of media, art and technology in supporting it all. Through participatory workshops, storytelling panels, skill shares, and peer networking spaces, we will explore how to mobilize the resources (people, time, money, skills, land, and care) we need for our movements and communities to adapt and thrive. We will leave with new fundraising ideas, new ways to move resources, relationships, and the spirit of collaboration, solidarity, and abundance.
Coordinators of this track are Crystal Middlestadt, Tanya Mote, Joy Messinger, Aghilah Nadaraj, Devi Peacock, and KP Pestaño.


Call for Participation

Would you like to share grassroots fundraising strategies or alternative economic models that support movement building work over the long-haul? Are you an artist, entrepreneur, or collective with tips and tools for resourcing and sustaining your work? Do you have creative ways of generating income and resources for social justice to share with others?

We are looking for hands-on workshops, strategy sessions, and meet-ups that:

Share stories, skills, and best practices on grassroots fundraising, resourcing and sustaining cultural and artistic work, giving circles and community resource sharing, self and community care, social media strategies for resource development, alternative economies, strengthening organization and group policies and infrastructure, and more

Provide tools, practice space, and share skills for developing business plans for artists & entrepreneurs, managing data and databases for grassroots fundraising, crafting your funding plan, "pitch" or identity, and more

Explore and highlight fundraising as a tool for movement building, legacies of giving in communities of color, closing the wealth divide, cooperative and local economic models, and the ways to address challenges fundraisers face

Challenge capitalism and traditional models for funding and resourcing our work

Expand our understanding of how to generate and move non-monetary resources to organizations, movements and individuals.

If resourcing and sustainability resonate with you, we want to hear about the work you are doing.

We are especially looking for proposals that:

  • Make complex ideas accessible and exciting
  • Share hands-on, creative skills
  • Value the expertise of people most impacted by a given problem
  • Use clear language that welcomes people from any background or experience level
  • Result in tangible resources and strategies
  • Explore solutions that span the internal, interpersonal, and systemic dimensions of the problems we face

Proposals are due March 16, 2018.

You may e-mail comments or questions to the organizers at

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Sessions must be accessible to all bodies, genders, and ages by creating a space that is inclusive and welcoming, inspired by the AMP Network principles.

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