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Content Club: The Future We Need

On July 12th, we co-hosted our first Content Club with New Left Accelerator and The Workers Lab. The conversation was rooted in Erica Smiley and Sarita Gupta’s new book, The Future We Need: Organizing for a Better Democracy in the Twenty-First Century.

Listen in as we explore independent revenue generation as a lever of power in the fight for collective bargaining and a healthy democracy free of white supremacy and gender discrimination.

To learn more about Progressive Multiplier’s programs and projects, contact Polly Stamatopoulos, Senior Director of Group Engagement at [email protected]

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Environmental Justice Cohort – Class 1 Briefing

On June 15th, the inaugural class of our Environmental Justice cohort shared stories of their journey to strengthen their independent revenue programs to build more power and scale. Now, as the first graduating cohort, these five groups will pilot a peer mentor/participatory grant-making model at Progressive Multiplier, advising on what groups and experiments to include for the incoming cohort. 

This program wouldn’t be possible without our founding funding partner, The JPB Foundation, and our expansion partner NorthLight Foundation, which is funding the stipends for Class 1 to peer-mentor our next round of Environmental Justice grantees. 

Watch the panel discussion to learn more about the impact that investing in rev-gen has in fueling Environmental Justice work:

To learn more about Progressive Multiplier’s programs and projects, contact Polly Stamatopoulos, Senior Director of Group Engagement at [email protected]

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Rev Gen And Democracy 2022 Vision Briefing

Margaret Huang, President, and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center, moderates a panel with Progressive Multiplier grantee partners: Living United for Change Arizona (LUCHA), Equality Florida, and For The Many, where they discuss Independent Revenue Generation, Democratizing Philanthropy, and how they use narrative to advance their mission.

Key questions for the panel included:

– How does this revenue generation work that you are doing, scale and strengthen  the rest of the movement that we’re all a part of? 

– Why do you think philanthropy hasn’t supported this kind of work [long-term sustainability in progressive nonprofits] the same way that it supports leadership development or other things that affect an organization’s sustainability and growth?

– How does the narrative shapes the opportunities and challenges of fundraising

 

To learn more about Progressive Multiplier’s programs and projects, contact Bethany Maki, Executive Director at [email protected]

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Building A Sustainable Movement: A Conversation with Deepak Bhargava and Movement Leaders on The Progressive Stimulus Project

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET

Join us for a conversation on a new approach to revenue generation and the launch of the Progressive Stimulus Project, a 36-month, $5 million annual initiative that aims to strengthen the financial sustainability and agency of local, state, and national nonprofits.

RSVP to Mina Devadas at [email protected]

Building A Sustainable Movement: A Conversation with Deepak Bhargava and Movement Leaders on The Progressive Stimulus Project

Featuring Progressive Multiplier Grantee Partners

 

Tareq Alani, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of PushBlack,

Erica Smiley, Executive Director of Jobs With Justice, and

Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA

   

These organizations are working on the front lines of the most critical issues of our lifetime and we are honored to partner with them to ensure they are resourced for not just today, but the long road ahead towards realizing democracy, justice and equity in our country. We hope you will join us for this important conversation about what it will take to raise grassroots revenue to the scale to reach the impact we need.

 

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The Progressive Stimulus Fund, a project of over 12 foundations was launched in June of 2020 to support grassroots groups’ fundraising and revenue generation in response to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession. Lifting up BIPOC-led and BIPOC-serving organizations and examining biases within its grantmaking processes are the first of what will be many steps towards creating equity.   

 

Progressive Multiplier is joined by partners and supporters for the Progressive Stimulus Project:

 

Amalgamated Foundation

Ford Foundation

Four Freedoms Fund

Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund

The JPB Foundation

Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Overbrook Foundation

Resilient Democracy Fund

David Rockefeller Fund

Rosenberg Foundation

Wallace Global Fund

The WhyNot Initiative