calendar_today Thursday, October 14, 2021
access_time 10:30 am - 12:00 pm ET
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"We believe that residents have this really important bundle of information about their own neighborhoods. They know about the built environment, they understand the social fabric, and they can make better decisions about how to use public spaces than anyone else... They’ve got history, they’ve got knowledge, and they’re going to be around to steward those places in the long-term too." - Erin Barnes, ioby Co-Founder and Executive Director
When faced with a community crisis--a natural disaster, a pandemic, or another unexpected local problem--the people that can best address the specifics of the issue tend to be those already there. Community- and place-based projects spring up quickly to address an immediate need, and may not ever go so far as to form a legal nonprofit. Deep Roots projects are small-scale, small- budget, informal, and hyper-local--and they work!
Join Nelson Beckford of the Cleveland Foundation as he talks with Dawn Arrington of ioby Cleveland and the passionate individuals creating Deep Roots projects in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Learn about finding, founding, and funding the Deep Roots groups that support communities in times of need.
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- Participants will understand the concept and activities of Deep Roots groups and their impact on the communities they serve.
- Participants will discover how to form, promote, and fundraise for a Deep Root group in their community.
- All levels of experience
- Fundraising & development staff
- Individual grantseekers
- Nonprofit startups