We think a lot about how small actions and small amounts of money can aggregate to make a huge impact – that’s crowdfunding in a nutshell, after all. Grassroots Grantmakers is also deeply rooted in this idea, supporting ” place-based grantmaking approach that focuses on strengthening and connecting resident-led organizations and their leaders in urban neighborhoods and rural communities.”
In October, along with Grassroots Grantmakers, we’ll be convening funders, leaders, and practitioners from around the country for 2015’s On The Ground gathering here in Brooklyn, NY. We’ll speak with ioby project leaders and others in the “Deep Roots” to talk about how grantmakers can support their important work. We want to start and continue meaningful conversations to explore:
- How small-scale projects can spur real democracy and build power in low-income communities and communities of color
- How online fundraising can build equity and resilience
- How small-scale movement-building can strengthen communities on the local, regional and national scales
- What the citizen-led, citizen-funded project model means for the future of philanthropy and grantmaking
Stay tuned for more details on this exciting convening, and please visit Grassroots Grantmakers to learn more about their work.