2019 Grassroots Grantee Convening

Tuesday, October 29th
UC Davis Alumni Center, Davis, CA

Haga clic aquí para leer más información en español sobre el Convenio Annual de Capacitación 2019.

How can your group best utilize the energy around the 2020 elections?

Learn how to harness the power of the elections to move forward the issues important to our communities and the environment at the 2019 Grassroots Grantee Convening on October 29th!

Every year, the Northern California Grassroots Fund and California Wildlands Grassroots Fund host a FREE day-long, annual convening of grantees for learning and networking. The 2019 Grassroots Grantee Convening will be at the UC Davis Alumni Center in Davis, CA. Our workshops will focus on building momentum for grassroots groups in the 2020 election year.

“The Convening brings light to issues we struggle with. In an inspiring, supportive environment, we learn and can practice new skills to take back to our little corner of the world and make our work easier, better, & more effective.”

– Carol Thompson, Friends of Pinole Creek Watershed


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Agenda

2019 Grassroots Grantee Convening

Program

About the Workshops:

You and your organization won’t want to miss the incredible workshops we have lined up for the day! You can look forward to learning about what 501(c)3’s can do to advocate for policies in the upcoming elections; how to run for public office and mobilize voters; and how to create persuasive messaging that connects to the public and decision makers in the 2020 election cycle.

Harnessing Momentum in an Election Year

Doug Linney

DOUG LINNEY

Campaign Director, Flip the West

Doug will be starting the day off with a talk to help grassroots groups understand how to connect their work with the upcoming 2020 elections. He will also be discussing ways to utilize the energy around the elections to get people to support the local issues you work on.

 

Advocacy and Lobbying: What Can 501(c)3’s Do? (More than you think!)

NANCY BERLIN

Policy Director, California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits)

 Community-based organizations have a vital role to play in our democracy, and nonprofits have every right to advocate on behalf of policies they believe in. This session will focus on how 501(c)3 organizations can conduct aggressive issue-based advocacy in the midst of elections. What can your group say and do during an election year, and where are the bright lines that you cannot cross? How can you use the momentum of an election year to make candidates address your local issues?

 

How to Run for Public Office – Lessons from Local Water Board Elections

Adriana Renteria

ADRIANA RENTERIA

Regional Water Management Coordinator, Community Water Center

This session will cover the importance and diversity of local elections. The workshop will also be used to discuss who can run for local office, how to develop your campaign messaging, and how to build your campaign strategy plan. You will even get the chance to practice these skills in teams, simulating what it is like to run for office.

 

Messaging and Media Training Session

Rachele Huennekens JENNY PARK 

Managing Director, Resource Media

RACHELE HUENNEKENS

Senior Program Director, Resource Media

 

In a year with a presidential election like 2020, the newspaper headlines, television pundits, and social media chatter can get VERY LOUD and overwhelming! How can grassroots community organizations in California make their voices heard in this noisy context, and actually use the media and communications channels to share their visions of a more just, sustainable, and equitable world? The nonprofit communications firm Resource Media will lead a two-part training session to help grantees prepare to effectively share their stories using the news media and social media in 2020.

 

Plus, if you join us at this year’s Grassroots Grantee Convening, you’ll have the opportunity to network with Rose Foundation and other grassroots grantee organizations

Register Today!

We can’t wait to see you on October 29th!

FAQ

Why should you come?

We are excited to offer this special opportunity for Rose Grassroots Grantees to connect with folks from other grassroots grantee groups, benefit from each other’s wisdom, and gain tools from our slate of expert speakers.

With the 2020 election cycle is in full swing, come learn about what your 501(c)3 can do to better seize momentum and advocate for policies over the next year; how to run for public office and mobilize voters; and how to create persuasive messaging that connects to the public and decision makers in the 2020 election cycle.

When and where does the convening take place?

Tuesday, October 29th, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
UC Davis Alumni Center, Davis, CA

Who should attend?

This convening is open to ALL current and past grantees of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund and the California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, as well as current Rose Foundation Fiscally Sponsored Projects.

Partners of the Rose Foundation are also welcome to join us at the event with an invitation from Program Officer Megan Mubaraki. If you think you should have been invited to the event but have not heard from Megan, you can email her at mmubaraki@rosefdn.org to ask about registering for the Convening.

Who is hosting the convening?

The Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund and California Wildlands Grassroots Fund are proud to host this FREE, day-long capacity-building convening.

Will the Rose Foundation help cover my travel and housing?

Yes! If traveling more than 50 miles one-way, you are eligible for a mileage stipend based on distance traveled. If traveling more than 200 miles one-way, you are eligible for a hotel stipend based on distance traveled. More information when you register. Limit two stipends per organization. Stipend checks will be handed out at the conference when you check in.

Will there be translation?

Yes! There will be simultaneous Spanish translation at the event. All of the workshop handouts will be translated in Spanish as well. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need help registering. For more information about the event in Spanish, click here.

What will accessibility be like at the Convening?

We are committed to providing an accessible and welcoming space to all Convening attendees. The Convening is ADA accessible and we will have gender neutral bathrooms. Please contact Megan Mubaraki at 510-658-0702 x307 or mmubaraki@rosefdn.org if you have any questions or requests.

How do I get there?

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.

Parking
There are several parking lots/structures in walking distance of the Alumni Center, including in the Alumni Center parking lot. Daily parking permits can be purchased at kiosks for $10. We will reimburse you the cost of parking in cash at registration.

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

Amtrak
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.

Transit
Davis has a public transit system of buses. Find available buses in real-time here.

Ride Share
Offer rides or find a ride with other Grassroots Convening attendees to the conference through Group Carpool.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Megan Mubaraki at 510-658-0702 x307 or mmubaraki@rosefdn.org.

 


El Convenio Anual de Capacitación 2019

Martes, el 29 de octubre
UC Davis Alumni Center en Davis, CA

For these highlights about the 2019 Grassroots Grantee Convening in English, click here.

¿Cómo tu grupo puede aprovechar la energía alrededor de las elecciones de 2020? 

Aprenda como aprovechar el momento de las elecciones para avanzar las causas que son importantes para nuestras comunidades y el medio ambiente en el Convenio Anual de Capacitación 2019!

Cada año, los fondos de Northern California Grassroots y California Wildlands Grassroots organizan un convenio GRATIS de un día para aprender y desarrollar relaciones entre los grupos que han recibido nuestros fondos. El Convenio Anual de Capacitación 2019 será el 29 de octubre en el UC Davis Alumni Center de la Universidad de California en Davis. Nuestros talleres se enfocarán en cómo los grupos de base pueden ganar impulso en el año electoral 2020.

“El Convenio trajo claridad sobre los temas en lo que trabajamos. En un ambiente inspirador y de apoyo, nosotros aprendimos y pudimos practicar nuevas habilidades para llevar a nuestros esquinitas del mundo y hacer nuestro trabajo , mejor, más fácil y efectivo.”

-Carol Thompson, Friends of Pinole Creek


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Agenda

Agenda - El Convenio Anual de Capacitación 2019

Programa

Sobre los talleres:

¡Usted y su organización no se quieren perder de los talleres increíbles que hemos organizado para ese día! Aprenda cómo las organizaciones 501(c)3 pueden hacer para abogar por políticas en las elecciones venideras; cómo postularse para cargos públicos y movilizar a los votantes; y cómo crear mensajes persuasivos que conectan con el público y las personas responsables por la toma de decisiones en el ciclo de las elecciones de 2020.

Aprovechando el momento del año electoral

Doug Linney

DOUG LINNEY

Director de campaña, Flip the West

Doug va a comenzar el día con una charla para ayudar a los grupos de base a entender cómo conectar su trabajo con las elecciones venideras. También, va a discutir las maneras de utilizar la energía alrededor de las elecciones para que la gente apoye las causas por las que trabaja.

 

Abogacía y Lobby ¿Qué pueden hacer las organizaciones 501(c)3? (Más de lo que piensa!)

NANCY BERLIN

Directora política, California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits)

Las organizaciones con base comunitaria tienen un papel vital en nuestra democracia, y las organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro tienen el derecho de abogar por las políticas en las que creen.

Esta sesión se va a enfocar en cómo las organizaciones 501(c)3 pueden llevar a cabo abogacía agresiva en medio de las elecciones. ¿Qué puede decir y hacer tu grupo durante el año de las elecciones, y cuáles son las líneas que no pueden atravesar? ¿Cómo puede aprovechar el año de elecciones para hacer que los candidatos aborden causas locales? 

 

Cómo postularse a cargos públicos – Aprendizajes de las elecciones locales de la Junta de Agua 

Adriana RenteriaADRIANA RENTERIA

Coordinadora regional de gestión de agua, Community Water Center

Este taller hablará sobre la importancia y la diversidad de las elecciones locales. El taller también va a discutir quién puede postularse a cargos públicos, como desarrollar mensajes de campaña, y como crear un plan estratégico de campaña. Además, va a tener la oportunidad de practicar estas habilidades en equipo, simulando lo que se necesita para postularse cargos públicos.

 

Sesión de capacitación: mensajes y medios

Rachele Huennekens

JENNY PARK

Directora general, Resource Media

RACHELE HUENNEKENS

Director de prgrama, Resource Media

 

¡En un año electoral como el 2020, los titulares de los periódicos, las comentarios de televisión, y el parloteo en las redes sociales puede volverse FUERTES y agobiantes! ¿Cómo pueden las organizaciones con base comunitaria en California hacerse oír en este contexto ruidoso, y de verdad usar los medios y las vías de comunicación para compartir sus visiones de un mundo más justo, sostenible, y equitativo? El taller va a preparar a los participantes para contar sus historias de una manera efectiva con los medios de comunicaciones y las redes sociales en el 2020. 

Además, si nos acompaña en el Convenio Anual de Capacitación 2019, va a tener la oportunidad de formar conexiones con Rose Foundation y otras organizaciones de base.

Si necesita traducción simultánea de inglés al español, por favor regístrese al Convenio antes del 22 de OCTUBRE.

¡Registrese Hoy!

¡Nos vemos el 29 de octubre!

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