Grassroots Grantmakers - On the Ground: Milwaukee

Join Grassroots Grantmakers (GG)  this fall in Milwaukee for their upcoming On the Ground! GG is delighted to be working in partnership with the Zilber Family Foundation and the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative for the next in their series of highly regarded learning gatherings for those who are investing in local communities and resourcing the groups that everyday people form for mutual aid and collective action – making their communities more welcoming, vibrant, resilient and just.

This learning gathering will use the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative’s work in Milwaukee as the platform for exploring the realities of working from a “we begin with residents” perspective with a commitment to building community connections and resilience, and the expanding opportunities for people powered possibilities to shape Milwaukee’s future.

GG will use the time together to delve into the following questions:

  • How do power dynamics affect decisions about resources and relationships among residents, community partners, and funders?
  • What does it take to build alignment of interests, influence, and strategies among these groups?
  • Can hyper-local projects leverage big resources and still be respectful of existing relationships and priorities?
  • What are we learning about relationships between funders and neighbors in community building – what works, what doesn’t, and why?
  • How can projects like community gardens or health fairs serve as entry points for community-funder partnerships?

In addition, GG's planning for this gathering is designed to ensure that those who attend:

  • Get a clear, insider’s picture of the Zilber Family Foundation’s work and how its engaged grantmaking approach is evolving;
  • Tap into the experience of your peers via our segments on our meeting agenda that are specifically designed for peer to peer sharing;
  • Leave with strengthened networks and personal relationships, and
  • Gain insights that are useful for your own practice and local context, ideas for increased impact and effectiveness, as well as with increased energy for their work.

GG will match the “on the ground” time with time for discussion and reflection to connect insights from work in Milwaukee with grassroots grantmaking and other citizen sector resourcing work in other contexts.

Registration will be limited to 50 participants to maximize opportunities for peer to peer connections and to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to contribute. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about the event online here.

Registration is available on the website of Grassroots Grantmakers, here.

Brewhouse Inn & Suites
1215 N 10th St
Milwaukee, WI 53205
United States
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Christa Spring · · 361-798-1808