Rethinking Nonprofits: Aligning Equity and Justice with Your Organizational Structure
As nonprofits and movement workers committed to social transformation, how can we embody the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it?
This training will explore how to infuse the governance, management, and operational practices of our organizations with our values of social, racial, gender, and ecological justice through a commitment to deep democracy. Grounded in experience and practice, the workshop will support participants in reimagining and redesigning teams, departments, or even their whole organization. Get 20% off if you register 2-4 staff/board by using this coupon code: SELC20
Participants will leave the workshop with:
(1) an understanding of the value of deep democracy;
(2) a general understanding of the operations and management of deeply democratic organizations;
(3) a specific set of practices that can be implemented in their organizations immediately;
(4) a vision for how they might embed more democracy in the organization moving forward;
(5) resources to engage their board of directors in conversation; and;
(6) an understanding of legal issues arising from worker-self direction.
This experience is ideal for individuals working in or with social justice organizations of all sizes and at all stages of organizational development. All you need is a desire to either develop or refine self-governance practices in your team, program, group or organization. Participants should be people in a position to enact change within their organization. This means operations coordinators, human resource directors, executive directors, leaders of teams, or people with the capacity and energy to start making changes. We strongly recommend that organizations send 2-4 people to the training so you can partner in both sharing the learnings and taking actions when you return to your organization. Get 20% off if you register 2-4 staff/board by using this coupon code: SELC20
This workshop will invite you to speak openly about impact of the practices we have inherited from oppressive systems that exist in our world. Then we’ll envision and take action to create a new way in our organizations that aligns with our values and passion for justice and equity.
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