2017 Convening

Our Annual Grassroots Grantee Convening will be November 2, 2017 at UC Davis in Davis, California. 

Registration for the Convening is now Closed.

This year, the convening will focus on building a broader base for your organization. 

This year’s Convening will be facilitated by Wellstone Action. For over 12 years Wellstone has provided technical assistance and training to over 70,000 people in the US, building the strategic capacity of organizations to make real change for communities and encourage enduring progressive government leadership.

Click here for bios of Wellstone trainers Adriana and Jen


8:15am – 9:00am                     CONVENING BEGINS

Registration & Breakfast


9:00am – 9:30am                     Opening, Introductions & Training Overview


9:30am – 10:00am                   Introduction to Wellstone, Power and the Wellstone Triangle


10:00am – 11:00am                 Growing our Base: Developing Leaders (Ladder of Engagement)


11:00am – 11:15am                 BREAK


11:15am – 12:30pm                 Organizing v. Mobilizing Part I


12:30pm – 1:30pm                   LUNCH


1:30pm-2:15pm                       Organizing v. Mobilizing Part II: Moving to Action


2:15pm – 3:30pm                    Volunteer Recruitment, Retention and Leadership Development


3:30pm – 3:45pm                     Break


3:45pm – 4:30pm                     Ladder of Engagement (Part II)


4:30pm – 5:00pm                     Evaluations and Closing


5:00pm – 5:45pm                     Networking Reception



Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, UC Davis
Allewelt and Block California Conference Rooms
530 Alumni Lane, Davis, CA 95616


Driving Directions From the West
Proceed East on Hwy I-80. Take Exit 71 toward UC Davis/Robert & Margrit/Mondavi Center. Turn left onto Old Davis Road. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road. Turn left onto Alumni Lane. The Alumni Center will be on the right.

Driving Directions From the East
Proceed West on Hwy I-80. Take Exit 71 toward UC Davis. Turn right onto Old Davis Road. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Old Davis Road. Turn left onto Alumni Lane. The Alumni Center will be on the right.

There are several parking lots/structures in walking distance of the Alumni Center, on the opposite side of Old Davis Road. Daily parking permits can be purchased at kiosks for $9.

Bike Parking
There is ample bike parking around the Alumni Center.

Amtrak has service from many areas of California to Davis. A bus from the train station drops you off with a short walk to the Alumni Center, or you can walk 1 mile from train station straight to the Alumni Center.

Davis has a public transit system of buses. Use the following website to plan your transit and find available buses in real time: http://unitrans.ucdavis.edu/

Ride Share
Offer rides or find a ride with other Grassroots Convening attendees to the conference here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/68rxhm


Hyatt Place at UC Davis
173 Old Davis Road Extension
Davis, California, USA, 95616
Tel: 530 756 9500

Hallmark Inn
110 F Street
Davis, CA, 95616
Tel: 800-491-9657

Palm Court Hotel
234 D Street
Davis, California 95616
Tel: 530- 753-7100

La Quinta Inn 
1771 Research Park Dr
Davis, CA 95618
Tel: 530-758-2600

El evento será traducido simultáneamente de Inglés al Español. Todas las hojas informativos, y otros materiales también serán traducidos.  Por favor no vacile en contactarnos si tiene preguntas o dudas, o si necesite ayuda en inscribirse. 

Every year, the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund and California Wildlands Grassroots Fund host a FREE, day-long capacity-building convening.

This convening is open to ALL current and past grantees of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund, the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, the National Parks Centennial Celebration Fund, and the Grassroots Training Institute, as well as current Rose Foundation Fiscally Sponsored Projects

If you are traveling more than 50 miles one-way to Davis, you are also eligible for a travel scholarship!


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