Women Water & Wellness

Women Water & Wellness

Get ready to recharge your batteries for 2021 and get personalized training to build your organization’s capacity! Each month, Freshwater Future will present customized online sessions designed to meet the unique needs of grassroot environmental and community group leaders who are ready to grow their organization and create the change they envision.

Women are known as the keepers of water in indigenous cultures, and we see this dynamic often plays out in our community work across the Great Lakes. As a result, we created Women, Water and Wellness to acknowledge and support the role of women in care for our waters. However, we support all genders and these sessions are open to all!

Starting and developing a non-profit or community group can be intimidating, confusing, and stressful. That’s why Freshwater Future has developed this interactive seminar series to help you lay the groundwork for successful organizational capacity-building. You’ll learn the basics of leading, running, and growing a non-profit organization. Our seminars will cover core topics including strategic planning, finances, non-profit filings, effective communications, brand and online presence, and technology tools to help boost your productivity.

Throughout this 12-month series, you’ll be paired with a cohort so each of you can gain a deeper understanding through shared experiences. Each 90-minute session begins with time for meditative self-care and healing to help you manage stress. Then, we’ll transition into techniques and tips tailor-made to each participant’s specific organizational needs.

For over 25 years, Freshwater Future staff have been working with grassroots groups just like you. These seminars have been developed by our staff experts who uniquely understand your needs. We’ll walk you through capacity-building steps, techniques and tips, and pitfalls to avoid. Whether you’ve been leading the charge for years or are just starting to make waves with your organization, we are here to help achieve your goals!

Registration Details and Cost

12-MONTH SERIES – Third Tuesday of Every Month

1st Session Begins Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 – 10:30-Noon (EST) (dates subject to change based on survey registrants’ availability after initial 6-months)

To register, you must be a grassroots organization or community-based group (with annual revenue under $200,000). All genders welcome! Pre-registration required. Space is limited. Please contact alicia@freshwaterfuture.org if you have questions about registration qualitifcations.

$400 – Current Organizational Members of Freshwater Future

$500 – Community Organizations In Great Lakes Basin (If your group isn’t already a member, consider becoming an organizational member of Freshwater Future and save on event pricing along with additional benefits!)

Each registrant will also receive 1 hour of free consultation (2 hours if you are a member of Freshwater Future).

Seminar Scholarships may be available for Freshwater Future members and upon request for non-members, please contact laurie@freshwaterfuture.org

For more information on seminar topics and registration, please contact alicia@freshwaterfuture.org

To register now, CLICK HERE.

Did you miss the December 2020 webinar? No worries! Click here to watch the recording of the first webinar.

Did you miss the January 2021 webinar? This recording will be available soon or email alicia@freshwaterfuture.org for details.

All are welcome to join us for this self-care online session on January 21, 2021, 10:30a.m.-noon (EST) to learn how to overcome the trauma of 2020 and bring prosperity and capacity-building to your organization in 2021. Back by popular demand, nationally known trauma-informed care expert, Jonathon Relucio of Spirit Rock will provide guidance to help with stress and productivity. We’ll also discuss how we can meet the needs of our frontline community and what Freshwater Future has planned for 2021.

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