On the Ground: Baltimore
FUNDING THE REAL
“On the Ground” gatherings use the work of a field-leading place-based investor as a platform for learning on a particular theme. Balancing time devoted to understanding the host organization’s context, strategy and learning journey with exploring “going deeper” questions that relate to participant’s “back-home” work – matching time out in the community with time for discussion and reflection – “on the grounds” are important professional development, skill-building, and team-building vehicles for people and organizations who are working to increase the vibrancy of local communities by authentically engaging and resourcing the groups that everyday people form for mutual aid and collective action in the place where they live. Grassroots Grantmakers’ On the Ground learning gatherings are designed to begin where standard conference workshops end and go deeper.
Who can attend?
On the Grounds are designed for funders and others who are working to strengthen and help resource the work of everyday people and the groups that they form for mutual aid and collective action. Membership in Grassroots Grantmakers is not required to attend. We especially welcome teams that include people from resident-led organizations or committees associated with a funding or resourcing organization.
For information on program sessions and speakers, please go to https://onthegroundbaltimore.sched.org/