ANNOUNCEMENT (SEPTEMBER 13, 2018): TRANSFORM FINANCE SELECTS FIRST 3 CITIES FOR LOCAL INSTITUTES

OPEN CALL: APPLY NOW TO BRING THE TRANSFORM FINANCE INSTITUTE TO YOUR CITY

The Transform Finance Institute is a multi-day training that supports community organizations in exploring how capital intersects with social justice. The Institute helps participants begin envisioning how communities can reclaim their role around the capital that affects them. Over the last four years, the flagship Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice Leaders has trained over 130 participants, hailing from organizations like 350.org, ROC United, BYP 100, and many more.

Based on growing demand for inclusive, community-centered approaches to capital, we are taking our Institute to six cities across the country. We are looking for local champions to partner with who have convening power in their communities and/or resources to help us bring the Institute to their city.


"THE INSTITUTE BRINGS US A STEP CLOSER TO A REVOLUTION, A PARADIGM SHIFT." 

Diana Samarasan, Disability Rights Fund

The Place-Based Institutes are an opportunity for social justice practitioners to explore the role of capital in their work in a way accessible for those not familiar with and/or historically excluded from finance. Participants leave the Institute with an understanding of how finance intersects with their work, a sense of the national and local financial ecosystems, and several strategies (earned revenue, impact investing, engaging the markets, and investor accountability, to name a few) to explore further and integrate into their work.

In addition to supporting social justice practitioners in their individual work, through partnering with local institutions, the Place-Based Institutes will also serve as a convening of like-minded leaders in a city, facilitating conversation and collaboration between those in your local ecosystem fighting for social justice.

The application period is now open. We will be accepting and assessing applications on a first-come, first serve basis. If you would like to learn more, please contact Eric Horvath at eric@transformfinance.org.

 

This work is made possible through the support of the Surdna Foundation.