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Sat, May 15, 2021 10:00 AM - Sat, May 22, 2021 2:00 PM @

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is going virtual AND statewide! This new auction format, taking the place of our usual plant sale in Indianapolis, will have the advantage of reaching members and non-members throughout Indiana. The weeklong event will be held Saturday, May 15, through Saturday, May 22.

Event Recap:

Saturday, May 15
10:00 a.m. Silent auction opens

Saturday, May 22
11:00 a.m. Emily Wood speaks on “Top 5 Reasons to Grow Native”
11:30 a.m. Sue Nord Peiffer offers tips and a live auction preview
12:00 p.m. Live auction begins
2:00 p.m. Silent auction bidding closes

To participate in all that’s planned, you will need to register on two sites:

Givergy at Register here to view and bid on auction items. New items are being added weekly! When you place your first bid, you will be asked to enter credit card information.

Zoom at This will get you a link to the live event on Saturday, May 22, that includes speakers and the live auction.

If you have questions about the auction, address them to (see for email address).

Auction Bidding:
Bidding competition begins with an online silent auction opening at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, and continues through the week. The bidding fun will be capped by a virtual live auction at noon the following Saturday, May 22, followed by the close of silent auction bidding at 2:00 p.m.

Up for bid will be premium native plant specimens from from nurseries and garden centers in the Grow Indiana Natives program, along with select curated items and services specially chosen to entice bidders. A professional auctioneer will encourage bidding on six to ten choice or rare items that will be available only during the live auction.

All auction bidding will be conducted by means of your smartphone or laptop. We are using Givergy as our app to display auction items and track bids.

The pick-up location of each plant or plant package will be clearly designated in item descriptions, and bidders will retrieve their winnings at the donor nurseries.

Leading up to the live auction on May 22 will be virtual talks by two excellent speakers, live on Zoom.

11:00 a.m. Top 5 Reasons to Grow Native Emily Wood, Executive Director of the Indiana Wildlife Federation. A lifelong Hoosier originally from Terre Haute, Emily studied wildlife biology at Ball State University. She loves hiking, birdwatching, photography, and gardening and is working on restoring a 1986 Chevy Truck.

11:30 a.m. Plant Tips and Live Auction Preview Sue Nord Peiffer, a veteran of INPS auctions, knows just about everything there is to know about native plants and will clue us in to the fine points of plants offered in the live auction. She oversees the Madeline Elder Greenhouse at Newfields.

Donate to the Auction
Individuals with items to donate, please contact [email protected] or fill out the “donate item” on the Givergy platform. All donated items, including plants, must be accompanied by a photo. Donated plants must be robust and should be potted up several weeks before the auction date.

Tags: Indiana, native plants, nonprofit, benefit, auction, Indiana Native Plant Society



Thu, May 20, 2021 2:00 PM - Thu, May 20, 2021 3:00 PM @

Across America, in major cities you’ve heard of and in countless places you most likely have never considered, public librarians are working with local, state, and national partners to bring food to those who need it.

Wait — librarians?

Yes indeed. And, when librarians distribute food, they do more than merely give it away.

They also use the library’s myriad educational and lifelong learning resources to integrate culinary literacy into library programming, so families and individuals don’t just leave with food, they leave with the knowledge needed to know what to do with it.

As trusted members of nearly every community in the United States (and in much of the rest of the world), public librarians are uniquely positioned to support food access and food literacy.

This interactive dialogue with librarians who manage farmers’ markets, summer feeding programs, community fridges, and culinary literacy centers will focus on building understanding of the unique roles of local librarians in community food systems.

If you care about food, health, or community development, this event is for you.


  • Patrice Chamberlain, MPH (Master’s of Public Health), former Director of California Summer Meals Coalition and current Lead of “Lunch at the Library,” California Library Association
  • Leighan Cazier, Experience Support Specialist, Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Erica Freudenberger, Outreach & Engagement Consultant at the Southern Adirondack Library System and co-founder of “Fresh Food Collective Farm-2-Library initiative”
  • Caity Rietzen, Acting Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center
  • Curated by Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Director of Let’s Move in Libraries
  • Moderated by Tom Llewellyn, Strategic Partnerships Director,, and co-founder of the Asheville Tool Library

Would you like to help shape the discussion? Please send your questions for the panelists to [email protected]

This is event is co-presented by UNC Greensboro School of Education, Let’s Move in Libraries, and

Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Online, Health, Seminars, #food, #education, #community, #innovation, #library, #socialjustice, #covid_19, #community_engagement, #health_and_wellness, #farmers_market


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Wed, Apr 14, 2021 10:00 AM - Wed, Apr 14, 2021 11:30 AM @

Come have science for breakfast! Dr. Jake Lasala, Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Sea Turtle Conservation Research Program, will present “Exploring the Role of the Elusive Male Sea Turtle in Nesting Trends for the Future”

Tags: nonprofit, MOTE Institute, Oceanography, sea life



Thu, Mar 25, 2021 8:00 AM - Sat, Mar 27, 2021 9:30 PM @

Your support can make a difference to the sustainability of CNVC operations and scholarships for students to participate in Virtual Intensive Trainings.

Nonviolent Communication is important now more than ever. Your donations will help CNVC continue to spread Marshall’s message around the world.

Join the 48-hour CNVC Worldwide Gathering on March 25 – 26, and learn and practice your Nonviolent Communication skills. Registration is free!

  • Participate in OVER 35 different trainings offered in different languages.
  • Training Sessions around the theme: How do we get along in these extraordinary times? How to stay connected with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

You’re invited to join us in this fundraising effort as we explore the applications of Nonviolent Communication. Join sessions around using NVC in conflict, with criticism, kids, coworkers, friends in pain, animals, dear ones at the end of their life, understanding LGBTQIA and racial equality. Get yourself a place and get ready to connect!

Best of all: registration is free! We ask that you donate and help us replace the revenue lost as a result of the Covid-19 Crisis and help us keep CNVC on the map with our Worldwide Gathering. Sign up to get updates on the schedule and offerings.

Tags: nonprofit, The Center for Nonviolent Communication, 2 annual world gathering, social justice



Wed, Mar 24, 2021 10:00 AM - Wed, Mar 24, 2021 11:45 AM @

In this webinar, we’ll examine political polarization and how to overcome it. We recognize that the “us vs. them” posture in American political life is making it hard to achieve the cooperation needed to address our most pressing social and environmental problems. We are hoping to explore two drivers of polarization: (1) the neurological and psychological characteristics of individuals that promote tribalism, and (2) the cultural constructs and social institutions that reinforce personal tendencies toward “us vs. them” thinking. Given our brains and the world we inhabit, how do we go about dismantling (or at least chipping away at) polarization so that people can act more collaboratively?

Join us for this free conversation on March 24th with Kim Doell, John Wood, Jr., and Lee Drutman about how to bridge seemingly impossible divides to work collaboratively on social and environmental issues.

A minimum donation of $25 will give you access to our live, online event as well as a recording of the event as soon as it’s available.

Can’t make it to the live event? Donate a minimum of $25 and we’ll send you a link to the recording that you can access at any time immediately following the event.

Speaker Bios

Kim Doell is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at New York University. Her research broadly focuses on investigating group-level processes, such as social and political identities, and how they relate to various pro-social and sustainable behaviors.

John Wood, Jr. is a former nominee for congress and a former vice-chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. A noted writer and speaker on the subjects of political and racial reconciliation John’s written work has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Examiner, and Quillette Magazine. He is a national spokesperson for the bipartisan organization Braver Angels and lives in South Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America. He is the author of “Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America” and “The Business of America is Lobbying”. He is also the co-host of the podcast Politics in Question, and writes for the New York Times, Vox, and FiveThirtyEight, among other outlets.

This event is free to attend, but we hope you’ll consider a donation of $25 or more, which will also give you access to a recording of the event as soon as it’s available. Funds raised from the event will support Post Carbon Institute’s efforts to inspire, educate, and support many more people to respond with urgency and boldness to the defining challenges of our time.

Tags: nonprofit, Post Carbon Institute, conversation how to bridge seemingly impossible divides to work collaboratively on social and environmental issues, social justice



Thu, Mar 18, 2021 3:00 PM - Thu, Mar 18, 2021 4:30 PM @

In the last few years, two Indigenous-led movements have been boldly leading a way forward for tribal communities and climate justice by reclaiming sovereignty rooted in ancestral knowledge. Both of these movements radically shift the colonial system embedded in the DNA of the United States (and Canada), and how we relate to the land, water and spirit of Turtle Island. With this webinar we will share the power of the Rights of Nature and LandBack movements from those leading the way, and explore the potential for collaboration or connection between them.

To register:
We have opened registration to 500 people live on Zoom with Q&A and special opportunities to get involved. Use this link to register today:

Quotes and Bios from panelists:
“For the Indigenous people of Turtle Island and around the world, the Rights of Nature has been a way to reclaim our sovereignty and exercise our traditional responsibilities to our Mother, the Earth. In passing Rights of Nature into tribal law, the Ponca also reclaimed our original treaty boundaries, which the US government has whittled away with every broken promise and Treaty they’ve ever signed with tribal nations.” -Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca tribe of Oklahoma, Ponca Environmental Ambassador and Movement Rights founding Board chair. BIO:

“When we say ‘Land Back’ we aren’t asking for just the ground, or for a piece of paper that allows us to tear up and pollute the earth. We want the system that is land to be alive so that it can perpetuate itself, and perpetuate us as an extension of itself. That’s what we want back: our place in keeping land alive and spiritually connected.” -Krystal Two Bulls, Northern Cheyenne/Oglala Lakota, NDN Collective LandBack Director. BIO:

“They decided, we’ll just go over to Standing Rock, those Indians ain’t going to do nothing. Well, we did. We have never ceded this land. If Dakota Access Pipeline can go through and claim eminent domain on landowners and Native peoples on their own land, then we as sovereign nations can then declare eminent domain on our own aboriginal homeland,” – Joye Braun Wanbli Wiyan Ka’win or Eagle Feather Woman, Cheyenne River Sioux, Community Organizer, Indigenous Environmental Network. BIO:

“The Ohlone people never lost their connection to this land. The land gives us everything that we need in order to survive. That’s how people lived for thousands of years on our land and other Indigenous people’s land. You work with the land so that it can continue to provide, but that you honor that relationship by not taking too much. Through a voluntary land tax and donations from land owners, this organization is working to create an alternative land base and cultural site for Indigenous people in California’s East Bay.” -Corrina Gould, chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan Ohlone.

BIO: Corrina was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the village of Huichin. A mother of three and grandmother of four, Corrina is the Co-Founder and Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run organization that works on Indigenous people issues and sponsored annual Shellmound Peace Walks from 2005 to 2009. These walks brought about education and awareness of the desecration of sacred sites in the greater Bay Area. As a tribal leader, she has continued to fight for the protection of the Shellmounds, uphold her nation’s inherent right to sovereignty, and stand in solidarity with her Indigenous relatives to protect our sacred waters, mountains, and lands all over the world. Her life’s work has led to the creation of Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led organization within the urban setting of her ancestral territory of the Bay Area. Sogorea Te’ Land Trust works to return Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Based on an understanding that Oakland is home to many peoples that have been oppressed and marginalized, Sogorea Te works to create a thriving community that lives in relation to the land. Through the practices of rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, the Land Trust calls on native and non-native peoples to heal and transform legacies of colonization, genocide, and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.

“We’re the original stewards of the land. Now we’re returned.” -Tom Little Bear Nason, chairman of the Esselen tribe of Monterey county, California.

Bio: Tom Little Bear is the Tribal Chairman of the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County and the Tribe has recently received 1200 acres off acred lands located in their aboriginal homelands of Big Sur in Monterey County. The land is crucial to the tribe because the Tribe has been landless for over 250 years since the colonization of Spanish Missionaries who ripped all of the Esselen Tribal members from their ancient homelands and villages in 1770s. Leaving thee tribe without a place to call their own. This land holds a sacred mountain called “Pico Blanco” or “Pixchi” in Esselen. This is the center of the Esselen’s universe and holds the creation story for the tribe. Coyote, Humming Bird and the Eagle created the Esselen World as they have known it for countless generations. Little Bear is an elder and has been a land and water protector since he was chosen at the age of 8 to become the leader and to carry on the tribes long tradition of protecting sacred lands of the Native Americans. Little Bear has defended dozens of government projects to dam up rivers and to level off mountain tops for telescopes and towers. Most recently the tribe under his leadership worked to remove the largest Dam in California state history on the Carmel River in Monterey County. This was a monumental task that has spawned numerous other dam removal projects on tribal lands in California, Oregon and Washington States. He is currently working on further protections of sacred lands, forests wildlife and rivers within their tribal territory and defending Mother Earth.

Tags: nonprofit, environment, social justice, Rights of Nature Movement, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights



Thu, Mar 18, 2021 10:00 AM - Thu, Mar 18, 2021 12:30 PM @

You have developed a focused question and found the data you need to answer that question. Now you will learn how to find meaning in the data through tables, charts, and maps. Register at

This training will take place via zoom meeting.

Tags: Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators (SAVI), nonprofit, social justice, data analysis, poverty data



Wed, Mar 17, 2021 10:00 AM - Wed, Mar 17, 2021 10:30 AM @

Come have science for breakfast! Dr. Andrea Tarnecki, Staff Scientist- Marine Immunology, will present “Mining Marine Microbes.”

Tags: nonprofit, MOTE Institute, oceanography, sea life, science



Thu, Mar 11, 2021 1:00 PM - Thu, Mar 11, 2021 2:00 PM @

Local Leaders Roundtable: Nuts & Bolts

Using Your Website as a Member Marketplace—Learn strategies and software for turning your IBA website into an eCommerce site for your members. We’ll hear tips from AMIBA members who have led the way in with this great member and community benefit.

We offer three kinds of monthly Roundtables in rotation quarterly:

Local Hive—We’re all local pollinators in our communities, bring your ideas and concerns and join the buzz.
Nuts & Bolts—The step by step how-to of running a local organization, topic by topic.
What’s New at AMIBA—It’s a new day at AMIBA and we’re bursting with benefits, resources and ideas just for you. Come get them!






Mark your calendars and join us for our next Local Leaders Roundtable every second Thursday at 1pm ET.

Tags: local & independent business, nonprofit, social justice, American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA)



Wed, Mar 10, 2021 7:00 PM - Wed, Mar 10, 2021 8:30 PM @

The focus of this forum will be on Montgomery County, Maryland, but it is applicable to any large county or region.  As Montgomery County concludes the drafting of its Climate Action Plan after nearly a year and a half of work with citizen advisors, consultants, and its own staff, we are faced with the daunting goals we have set: 80% reduction in our carbon emissions by 2027, and 100% by 2035.  How will we get there?  What are the limits of renewable energy?  Are we addressing the root causes?

Climate change is part of a larger crisis, often labeled “overshoot,” and solar and wind power by themselves won’t extricate us from that dilemma.  The ability of renewables to fully replace fossil fuels has been oversold. If that is the case, what are our alternatives?

Beginning in 2003 with The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, one of the first full-length analyses of peak oil, Richard Heinberg has written numerous books on topics examining the implications of our modern society’s dependence on fossil fuels, and what may come next as the availability of cheap fossil fuels begins to decline. In addition to his forthcoming book, his 2016 book Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy will be pertinent to the evening’s discussion on March 10.

Please register to join us for an evening of provocative analysis and discussion: 

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Tags: city, Climate Action Plan, nonprofit, social justice, environmental justice, Post Carbon Institute



Tue, Mar 09, 2021 4:00 PM - Tue, Mar 09, 2021 6:00 PM @

Hold space for the tough feelings and learn how to emerge with a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.

As individuals and groups, we experience varying levels of privilege. Recognizing our relationship to oppression can bring feelings of guilt, shame, and grief. Join facilitator Ridhi D’Cruz for a conversation to explore how we face and transform oppression in our everyday lives. This conversation will include audience participation and conversation.

Ridhi (they/them) is a genderqueer person from South India who moved to Wapato Valley (Portland) in 2010. They have dedicated over a decade to designing community processes that cultivate shared senses of place. Ridhi is Executive Director of the City Repair Project, based in Wapato Valley, or Portland, OR.

Sliding scale: $0 – $25

Tags: nonprofit, social justice, Foundation for Intentional Communities



Fri, Feb 26, 2021 3:00 PM - Fri, Feb 26, 2021 4:30 PM @

With millions of American’s facing the grim prospect of eviction or foreclosure due to the pandemic, the need for affordable housing solutions is more important than ever.

Join our round-table community conversation to share your ideas and discuss ideas and projects addressing the challenge in Indianapolis and beyond. Last month’s conversation was focused on home ownership (see below for link to recording) so this month we’d like to focus more on opportunities for renters and people who aren’t able or don’t want to buy a home.

Round-table participants include:
– Valerie Davis, Neareastside Indy Community Leader, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) Ambassador,

– Josh Livingston & Joe Bowling, Englewood Community Development Corporation,

Alejandro Samaniego, Central Indiana Democratic Socialists of America Housing for All Committee,

If you missed last months conversation here is the recording:

Tags: affordable housing, houseing as a right, social justice, nonprofit, Kheprw Institute, CICF, Englewood CDC



Thu, Feb 11, 2021 2:00 PM - Thu, Feb 11, 2021 3:30 PM @

On Thursday, February 11th at 2 PM EST, the Schumacher Center for a New Economics and BerkShares, Inc. will host a virtual Community Banking Roundtable with presidents Jay Anderson of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, Rick Cantele of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, and Chuck Leach of Lee Bank to highlight the role and defining characteristics of community banks.

This conversation will be moderated by Alice Maggio, former director of BerkShares, Inc., a corporator of Lee Bank, and member of the Schumacher Center’s Board of Directors. This free webinar will take place from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST via Zoom. Register below.

Tags: Schumacher Center for a New Economics, BerkShares, Inc., nonprofit, timebanking, giving economy, sharing, cooperatives, cooperation, alternative currency, localism, shop local, main street.



Sun, Jan 31, 2021 2:00 AM - Sun, Jan 31, 2021 4:00 AM @

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This online gathering aims to explore cultural difference, Western culture, colonisation, modern societies as well as Indigenous worldviews, perspectives and philosophies from around the world, including Australia, Africa, New Zealand and the Americas.

Practical decolonial actions that flow from these perspectives will also be considered along with potential emergent decolonial futures. Formats will include presentations, interactive exercises in small breakout groups, and general questions and discussion.

This gathering will be hosted by XR Global Support Trainings and Regen 101 Working Group and will be facilitated by Dr. Yin Paradies, an Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian of the Wakaya people from the Gulf of Carpentaria. He is a Professor of Race Relations at Deakin University, where he conducts research on racism and anti-racism as well as teaching and researching Indigenous knowledges and decoloniality. Yin is a climate and ecological activist who is committed to understanding and interrupting the devastating impacts of modern societies.

He seeks meaningful mutuality of becoming and embodied kinship with all life through transformed ways of knowing, being, and doing that are grounded in wisdom, humility, respect, and generosity. He is a current Moora Moora resident, having moved to the mountain in 2020 to be in community, cultivate a closer connection to Country and engage in an ethos of down-shifted collective sufficiency, voluntary simplicity, frugality, direct democracy, and radical localisation.

While this is a “free” event we do invite participants to engage in the gift economy to support a local community climate change food growing group.

Feel free to do so here: PayPal.Me/YinParadies

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Tags: explore cultural difference, Western culture, colonisation, modern societies as well as Indigenous worldviews, perspectives and philosophies from around the world, including Australia, Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, nonprofit, social justice



Sat, Jan 30, 2021 9:30 AM - Sat, Jan 30, 2021 11:30 AM @

Register to join us for organizational updates, silent auction, conservation awards, and more! We’ll hear from National Wildlife Federation’s President & CEO, Collin O’Mara, on a path forward for wildlife conservation in 2021. We’ll also host the new DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife Director, Amanda Wuestefeld, and learn about the Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds program. High school and university students can register to attend for free!

Tags: nonprofit, environment, nature, sustainability, Indiana Wildlife Federation



Wed, Jan 27, 2021 6:00 PM - Wed, Jan 27, 2021 8:00 PM @

Join us for our kickoff and prep webinar to discuss HSUS Indiana’s Humane Advocacy Week!

During Humane Advocacy Week, you will ‘meet’ virtually with your two state legislators to ask for their support of priority HSUS Indiana animal protection legislation. These meetings will be virtual, via zoom, phone, facetime (whatever works best for you!)

Find your state legislators:

What’s even more exciting is that each day of the week between February 1 – 5, there will be a different virtual activity and opportunity to be a voice and take action for animals in Indiana and beyond!

Whether you are a veteran or new advocate, you will want to participate in the HSUS Indiana Humane Advocacy Week Kickoff & Prep Webinar on Wednesday, January 27th from 6:30-7:30 PM.

You will learn about the week’s planned activities, top HSUS Indiana legislative priorities, how to schedule your meetings with legislators & more.

Looking forward to “seeing” you soon to take action for animals!

Tags: Humane Advocacy Week, nonprofit, Humane Society, social justice, animal welfare, vegan



Sun, Jan 24, 2021 11:00 AM - Sun, Jan 24, 2021 2:00 PM @

In Henry County, Kentucky, the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College offers a tuition-free junior and senior year farming curriculum focused on ecological management of livestock, pasture, and forest using draft animals and other appropriately scaled mixed power systems. Inspired by the lifework of farmer and writer Wendell Berry, and designed in partnership with The Berry Center, in New Castle, Kentucky, the program serves undergraduate students from Kentucky and elsewhere who intend to farm. In combination with previously-earned credits, students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from Sterling College, a federally-recognized Work College. Wendell Berry says of the curriculum, “This farming program is exactly what most needs doing here.”

As we have done for decades on our Vermont campus, Sterling College provides in Kentucky a farmer education that links the liberal arts to farming, forestry, draft power, and good land stewardship. The curriculum combines the arts and sciences with community-based, co-operative economics and training. Students work with local farmers, economists, rural advocacy groups, and The Berry Center staff. The curriculum culminates in graduates’ farm plans. The Wendell Berry Farming Program is for students who will have completed at least 60 college credits by August of 2021 and who are farming already or intend to farm for a livelihood. Cohorts of 12 students are selected from a pool of applicants for a 2-year commitment. Applicants do not need to have attended Sterling College in order to apply. Although financial need is not a prerequisite for admission, we are especially interested in applicants who are Pell Grant-eligible as well as students from groups underrepresented in farming. Typically, admitted students have a strong liberal arts and sciences background, a solid work ethic, a desire to farm, and a commitment to strengthening rural places.

Register here:

Tags: Wendell Berry Farming Program Virtual Open House, college open house, nonprofit, farming, major



Sat, Jan 23, 2021 3:00 PM - Mon, Jan 25, 2021 6:00 AM @

Join us for a Solidarity Summit!

When: January 23-24, 2021

Where: Wherever you are, and online at hopin (link TBD)

Who: People who are ready to use mutual aid to support each other in building a world that supports thriving life for the 100%

Why: Hosted by Humans United in Mutual Aid Networks, in order to come together to learn from and support each other in mutual aid efforts. Our goal is to create means for everyone to discover and succeed in work they want to do, with the support of their community. We act on our belief that everyone deserves a lively humanhood, and we support each other to live our highest and best life.

What: At the Solidarity Summit we’ll gather (COVID-safe, physically distant, outdoor, masked when possible, and/or online) simultaneously in our localities with our local mutual aid partners, and connect online across all the locations participating, in order to build skills, relationships, and momentum together while benefiting our local work.

Online connected sessions include:

  • Skillshares on projects (food sovereignty, wellness, renewable energy, housing, supply development) 
  • Skillshares on tools like software and economic structures
  • Open roundtable discussions
  • Outreach and visioning activities with our local communities
  • What now for newbies? Real and simple invitations to engage

Many Solidarity Summits include some physical 

work we help each other with.

Sign up here to join in shaping it. 

See the calendar at for more information and scheduling details.

Tags: food sovereignty, wellness, renewable energy, housing, supply development, nonprofit, social justice, sharing economy, solidarity



Thu, Jan 21, 2021 2:00 PM - Thu, Jan 21, 2021 3:30 PM @

NPQ’s latest webinar in our Remaking the Economy series looks at healthcare, the largest single sector of the US economy. Famously, the US pays more for healthcare than any other nation, 17.7% of the economy in 2019, yet its quality falls far short of other nations. Increasingly, healthcare’s shortfalls are recognized. This year, the American Medical Association formally recognized racism as a public health threat. And age-adjusted COVID-19 mortality rates for Black, Latinx, and Native Americans are twice that of whites. How can healthcare be retooled to address these disparities and promote better health?

Addressing these issues are our three panelists:

Ben Palmquist is program director of health care and economic democracy for Partners for Dignity and Rights, a New York City-based nonprofit that advocates for a new social contract where everyone’s human needs are met.

Al Richmond is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is executive director of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, a member-based nonprofit that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions.

Yolandra Toya, MD is a physician and community pediatrician, and a citizen of the Jicarilla Apache nation. In her practice, Dr. Toya is currently providing medical care to residents of both Native and non-Native communities in New Mexico.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is the current status of the healthcare system in the US, and how does that differ according to race, class, and location?
  • What does good community-based health research look like? How does poorly conducted health research in the past continue to cause problems in the present?
  • This year the AMA and many US cities have declared that racism is a matter of public health. But what is required to convert words of concern into action?
  • Is COVID-19 teaching us new things about healthcare in the US, or is it mostly confirming what was already known? If it is teaching us new things, what are they?
  • What are the structural causes of healthcare injustice in the United States and what can be done to address them?
  • What principles guide the US healthcare system, as it currently operates? What should those principles be?
  • How do we get from “here” to “there”? In other words, what kind of transition policies are required?
  • What role can nonprofits and philanthropy play in supporting economic and racial justice in the healthcare sector?

Whether you’re a nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

The moderator for this webinar is NPQ Economic Justice Program Director Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development. You can send your questions to [email protected] to have them answered during the web event.


*The recording and slides of this webinar will be available on the NPQ website 2-3 days after the live event. 

Tags: Nonprofit Quarterly, business leadership training, social justice, Remaking the Economy: Health, Racial Disparities, and Economic Justice



Wed, Jan 20, 2021 1:00 PM - Wed, Jan 20, 2021 2:00 PM @

Do you know when and where to spend your organization’s limited technology budget, or how to get the best return?

Join the conversation as we share our research and results from our sector-wide survey—as well as the expertise and hard-earned lessons from nonprofits like yours—in an online forum designed to help you identify which decisions are most likely to pay off and which will lead to disappointment. We’ll walk through some of the most interesting findings from The State of Technology Decision-Making and ROI Among Nonprofits, and our panel of experts will show you…

  • How to measure the true return on a technology investment
  • What the most frequently overlooked hidden costs are
  • How to maximize value

We’ll also make time to answer questions from the audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to make the most of your 2021 budget priorities.

About our Presenters

Karen Graham
Director of Education and Outreach, Tech Impact

Karen Graham is a speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant with expertise in technology leadership and innovation, nonprofit software, and digital strategy. She is the Managing Director of Education and Outreach at Tech Impact.

Patrick Callihan
Executive Director, Tech Impact

As the Executive Director of Tech Impact, Patrick leads the development of programs that include technology education, services and support designed specifically for organizations and several workforce development programs like ITWorks, CXWorks and Punchcode..​

Jeanne Bell
Director of Practice Advancement, Nonprofit Quarterly

Jeanne Bell, MNA directs NPQ’s Advanced Practice program to advance critical conversations about nonprofit management and leadership. She is the former CEO of CompassPoint, where she stewarded the strategic evolution of the organization to focus on emerging leaders and emergent leadership practice with an explicit orientation to social change. She is the author of numerous articles on nonprofit leadership, strategy, and sustainability and co-author of several books. 

Steve Heye
Social Impact Manager, Netsuite

Steve Heye is a Social Impact Manager at NetSuite (Oracle) where he manages the Suite Capacity program which has 4 team members globally. Suite Capacity provides free programs to help nonprofits go-live and expand their use of NetSuite. They also act as technical experts across the Social Impact team, which donates the NetSuite solution to nonprofits and provides Pro Bono services. He is the author of Chapter 1 on IT Alignment in the NTEN book, Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission. With over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and technology, Steve brings a real passion and unique set of experiences to the NPTech community. 

About Tech Impact’s Idealware

Idealware is a program of Tech Impact, a nonprofit on a mission to use technology to better serve the worldAs the authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector, our publications, assessments, and training resources save you time and money by providing impartial guidance that gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to decide what’s best for your organization. Learn more at and visit our Technology Learning Center at

Tags: nonprofit, training, Tech Impact



Tue, Jan 19, 2021 4:00 PM - Tue, Jan 19, 2021 6:30 PM @

EcoFarm2021 Pre-Conference Event

The time has come for organic farmers to come together to protect the meaning of organic. Join many of the pioneering farmers of the organic movement as they discuss why the organic industry is in need of a course correction and what we must do to bring it back home to its roots. Gain a greater understanding of why many organic farmers are fighting to reclaim the word “Organic” from lobbyists and industrial agricultural corporations. Explore the connections between healthy soil, climate, and nutrition to shed light on why we need greater transparency in food labels and the importance of farmers to lead the way.

Cost: $35


Tags: Organic Farming, nonprofit, social justice



Fri, Jan 15, 2021 2:00 PM - Fri, Jan 15, 2021 3:15 PM @

FREE Live Webinar

Please join us for our ConnectIONS Live session: Creating Our Future Now.

In this free webinar we will explore the Possibility Accelerator Formula, a research-based noetic framework designed to support you in fostering transformation.

By the end of this webinar you’ll understand how you can apply these simple but powerful concepts and practices to any and all change projects — for yourself, for your family, for your community, and for the world!

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Tags: free webinar, nonprofit, Noetic Institute


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