“A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the great historical contributions of humankind.” – Grace Lee Boggs

4th Resourcing & Sustaining Our Movements track

Coordinated by Tanya Mote (Su Teatro), Sophia Softsky (Allied Media Projects), Joy Messinger (Third Wave Fund), and Crystal Middlestadt (GIFT)

Collaboration, solidarity and abundance

How can we fund, resource and sustain our work and movements in ways that energize us, strengthen our organizing, and build community?
The Resourcing and Sustaining our Movements Track will investigate and examine grassroots fundraising how-tos, self and community care strategies, alternative economic models (i.e. co-ops, gift economies, etc.), grassroots entrepreneurship and the role of media, art and technology in supporting it all. Through participatory workshops, one-on-one consulting, skill shares, and peer networking spaces, we will explore how to grow the resources we need for our movements and communities to thrive. 
This track will offer helpful strategies, whether you are starting a collective or small business, working as an independent artist, running a non-profit or working outside of traditional non-profit structures. We will walk away with new fundraising ideas, relationships, and the spirit of collaboration, solidarity, and abundance.


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Reimagining Movement Resource Strategies Network Gathering

Coordinated by Crystal Middlestadt (GIFT), Kendra Hicks (RESIST), and Tanya Mote (Su Teatro)

We are excited to announce the launch of the Reimagining Movement Resource Strategies network gathering at the 19th annual Allied Media Conference! A network gathering is a day-long mini-conference convened by a local or national network on the of the AMC. Together, we will examine new and emerging models for generating community resources, such as grassroots fundraising, giving circles, alternative economies, and resource mapping.

  • Are you passionate about finding ways to more boldly and creatively fund and resource movements for the long haul?


  • Are you a movement leader, fundraiser or community organizer who is working to move money and other resources to the frontlines of struggles for justice and equity?


  • Do you have ideas for creative models or strategies to generate income and resources for social justice movements that you are looking to pilot or experiment with fellow AMC collaborators?

We hope you will join us. Click here to learn more.

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