In the midst of such challenging times, we're grateful to have something hopeful to write about. Yesterday, we publicly launched our 2018-2020 Strategic Priorities*. Today, we are inviting you to
be a part of it
Communities who are fighting against white supremacy and for a world with racial justice, and those organizing to halt climate change and sustain our planet and peoples, often need what gs offers -- trauma-healing, resilience-building and embodied leadership development. For gs to grow sustainably, meet this political moment, increase accessibility for poor and working class people of color, and prepare to make a powerful and precise contribution over the next several years -- we need to grow our budget.
To make it happen, gs needs the participation of our whole community.
Come together to be a part of Get Centered - a gs community fundraising effort that will take place over the course of September - raising $30K in 30 days to support gs to fully implement our Strategic Priorities.
We're extending gratitude to the 20 gs community members in our Transformative Fundraising Program and the 35 folks who have stepped up in
. Watch for their posts and emails, and please support them.
Join this effort - together we can reach our collective goal!
Make a donation
and then post to social media to tell your friends and family what gs means to you and ask for their support.
Donations play a crucial role for gs --
Donations allow gs to make programs accessible to innovative movement leaders; to poor and working class communities and communities of color; and to choose partnerships based on alignment with our values and strategy, not on financial capacity.
Donations support gs to build the strong and sustainable organization we need to meet the expressed desire for our work in social and environmental justice movements.
And, finally, contributions from individuals give gs capacity to go beyond our traditional programming, to take risks, experiment, and innovate -- further developing theory and practice for the integration of embodied leadership, trauma healing, political education and community organizing.
Be a part of sustaining and growing this work - consider what a centered, bold and meaningful contribution could be for you. Whether you give $25, $50, $75, $100 or more -- every donation goes a long way.
Help start this community effort off strong -
with gs and
With gratitude and respect,
Staci and Chris and the whole gs team
PPS. SAVE-THE-DATE -- We're holding a Happy Hour event to celebrate the launch of our Strategic Priorities and cultivate some much needed resilience in these times. In Oakland, CA on Wednesday October 11th @ 6-8pm. RSVP here. (Not on FB? All good, email us to let us know you'll be there.)