Grassroots Grantee Convening

The Grassroots Funds hosts an annual convening of its grantees. The day-long session is a time for learning and networking, and is usually built around a central theme, such as fundraising or communicating your group’s story.

The 2017 Grassroots Grantee Convening will be held on November 2nd in Davis, CA.
Register for the 2017 Convening here!

2016 Convening
The 2016 Grassroots Convening was held on Friday, October 28th, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. Jonathan Poisner presented on The Art and Science of Organizing.

2015 Convening
The 2015 Grassroots Convening was held on Thursday, October 15th, at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center in Davis, California. Together, we learned how storytelling is a powerful tool to recruit people, raise money, and advocate for public policy.

2014 Convening
The 2014 Grassroots Convening was held on Friday, October 24th at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California. The theme presented by Institute for Conservation Leadership was “The Bucks Start Here: Getting Organized To Go For Money.”

2013 Convening
The 2013 Grassroots Convening was held on Friday, October 11th at Sacramento State University Alumni Center. The focus of the Convening was Communications GAME plan, presented by LightBox Collaborative.

2012 Convening
The 2012 Grassroots Grantee Convening was held October 19 at the beautiful Berkeley City Club in Berkeley, California.

2011 Convening
The focus of the 2011 Grassroots Convening was raising money and generating media.

2010 Convening
The focus of 2010 Grassroots Convening was building organizational capacity.

2009 Convening
The focus of the 2009 Grassroots Convening held in Sacramento was grassroots fundraising.

2008 Convening
A summary and photos of the 2008 Grassroots Convening held in Oakland. The focus of the convening was using web tools for grassroots advocacy and fundraising.

2007 Convening
Summary of the 2007 Grassroots Convening held in Sacramento. The focus of the convening was effective grassroots communication and how to tell your story.

2006 Convening
Summary of the 2006 Grassroots Convening held in San Francisco. The theme was how to expand fundraising beyond foundation grants and had sessions on media, volunteers, and strategy.

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