Grassroots Grantmakers & ioby team up for On the Ground in Brooklyn

We’re happy to be working with our amazing friends and collaborators  Grassroots Grantmakers, on an On the Ground convening of grantmakers and changemakers  this fall.

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.”

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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.