Grassroots Grantmakers’ On The Ground is different from many traditional conferences. On The Ground is a learning-exchange conference that takes place in neighborhoods and is co-led by residents and grantmakers. The event provides community stakeholders with enriching learning and networking experiences. Participants focus on advancing personal and professional goals in transforming community philanthropy and supporting community-based grassroots strategies.
The 2019 conference, set for July 16-18 in downtown Indianapolis, will feature:
- Multiple “learning journeys” and extended site visits in various neighborhoods.
- The launch of Grassroots Grantmakers Institute.
- A series of workshops that demonstrate the core principles of neighborhood-based small-grant programs and resident empowerment strategies.
- The return of the “marketplace,” an on-demand exchange of knowledge and ideas based on the passions and interests of conference participants.
- Other unique professional development and social engagement opportunities.
Don’t miss this amazing convening of grantmakers, grassroots organizations, and resident leaders. We will celebrate the unique gifts, talents and passions of each participant, to develop effective community change strategies. Grassroots Grantmakers members receive a 40-percent discount on the conference registration fee.