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Common Security Clubs: A Facilitator Training Workshop

Festival Center 1640 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC

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 isolated, vulnerable and afraid. Common Security Clubs are a way to find connection, information, and avenues to a new kind of security—one based on mutual aid and support. Participants learn about the causes of economic and ecological changes, overcome isolation and strengthen community ties.

Workshop: Fast Fundraising

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

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
  • An executive director raised $250,000 in 11 weeks

Katherine Wertheim, CFRE has helped dozens of nonprofit organizations and raised millions of dollars. She has taught thousands of people how to fundraise. She rarely teaches in Washington: this is your first opportunity to hear her in 2011.

Workshop: Winning Legislative Campaigns

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

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 training and constructive critiques through roleplays on news conferences, meetings with decision-makers, and more. Also, learn critical insider insights from an instructor who has successfully navigated the policy making arena for more than 15 years.

Webinar: How to Organize a Resilience Circle

Online (Eastern time)

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.

How Progressives Can Write To Reach A Wider Audience

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

One of the most fundamental tools for engaging people to change the world is the written word.
Join IPS for the unique opportunity to discuss how to reach wider audiences with three (3) award winning and progressive authors.

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

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

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, has raised millions of dollars for dozens of nonprofit organizations. She has taught thousands of people how to fundraise in hundreds of workshops from Massachusetts to Malaysia, Seattle to Santiago. Her published works on fundraising have been read by more than 200,000 people.

How To Raise Big Gifts In Two Hours A Week

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

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.

Workshop: Working with Immigrant Survivors of Human Trafficking

Catholic University of America 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Caldwell Hall, Washington, DC

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 and challenges facing service providers and some best practices for their work during the afternoon breakout sessions.

Workshop: Intro to Restorative Justice and Circle Processes

IPS Conference Room 1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC

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. This is an interactive workshop.

The 99% Spring

Locations Across the USA

Join a gather across America from April 9-15 to train in non-violent action and the work together on reclaiming our country.History is calling; it’s time to step up!

Workshop: Genuine Progress Indicator

Miller Library 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD

Experts from the Maryland Department of Resources and the Institute for Policy Studies will
introduce Maryland's  alternative state indicator and discuss how it could best be utilized by people interested in incorporating it into the work  of the Transition Towns movement in Howard County.

Author Event: Missing Class

Busboys & Poets - 14th & V 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

Participate in a dynamic and participatory workshop with a book signing about "Strengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures," and hosted by the Institute for Policy Studies' Inequality and the Common Good project and others.