Author Event: Missing Class

Author Event: Missing Class

Join the Institute for Policy Studies’ Inequality and the Common Good project, Class Action, Washington Peace Center, Teaching for Change, and Busboys & Poets for a dynamic and participatory workshop. Building on insights from the groundbreaking new book...
Workshop: Genuine Progress Indicator

Workshop: Genuine Progress Indicator

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is widely considered an appropriate measurement of economic prosperity. But GDP rises even when increased production results in bad things, like crime, pollution, nuclear waste and toxins. Is there a better measure? Called the Genuine...
The 99% Spring

The 99% Spring

Our country is at a crossroads. We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people,...

Workshop: Intro to Restorative Justice and Circle Processes

From all ends of the political spectrum, we hear a lot about how ‘unjust’ the current criminal justice system is, but we almost never hear about viable alternatives. Register for an introduction to: The philosophy of restorative justice as an alternative...

Workshop: Working with Immigrant Survivors of Human Trafficking

Join Break the Chain Campaign‘s Tiffany Williams as she presents “Working with Immigrant Survivors of Human Trafficking” at the Catholic University School of Social Work’s day-long conference on Human Trafficking. She will present the context...
How To Raise Big Gifts In Two Hours A Week

How To Raise Big Gifts In Two Hours A Week

Major gifts fundraising is a mystery, an art, and a system. If you have board members with networks of philanthropists, or donors who are giving less than they could, you have the seeds of a major gifts program. Can you commit two hours a week to identifying your best...
Workshop: How to Raise $1,000 a Day by Next Week

Workshop: How to Raise $1,000 a Day by Next Week

Does your nonprofit need money right away? How would you like to be able to raise $1,000 a day or more, reliably and repeatedly, using the donors and volunteers you have right now, as soon as next week? Come to this workshop and find out how. Katherine Wertheim, CFRE,...

How Progressives Can Write To Reach A Wider Audience

One of the most fundamental tools for engaging people to change the world is the written word. Flyers, pamphlets, articles and books are an indispensable means for activists and organizers to share and disseminate ideas. So, how we write is an important skill and some...
Webinar: How to Organize a Resilience Circle

Webinar: How to Organize a Resilience Circle

Please join us for an interactive online webinar about tips for organizing a Resilience Circle or Common Security Club. Resilience Circles are a small group approach to building individual and community resilience during difficult economic times. We’ll talk...
Workshop: Winning Legislative Campaigns

Workshop: Winning Legislative Campaigns

The Institute’s Social Action & Leadership School for Activists presents this class to teach you the skills needed to turn policy proposals into law. Topics will include target mapping, vote charting, messaging, and lobbying. Students will get hands on...
Workshop: Fast Fundraising

Workshop: Fast Fundraising

Does your organization need money right now? How would you like fundraising results like these? Two board members raise $12,500 in two weeks One woman attended this class and raised $50,000 within a month Just adding one thing to an event raised an additional $11,000...
Common Security Clubs: A Facilitator Training Workshop

Common Security Clubs: A Facilitator Training Workshop

What is a Common Security Club? It’s a new way for group leaders and trainers to help people help themselves in these troubled times. These are challenging times for all of us. The economic meltdown and concerns about the health of the planet have left people...