Making Money Make Change (MMMC) is Resource Generation's annual national 100-person gathering for young people with wealth (ages 18-35) who believe in social change.
MMMC is a confidential space to explore issues related to wealth, privilege, philanthropy, and participation in grassroots movements for justice and equality. Through workshops, discussions, and community-building activities, participants support, challenge, and inspire each other to align their resources with their values and work for personal and societal transformation.
MMMC 2012 was held at the IslandWood Learning Center on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle, WA. Read all about the 2012 program at www.makingmoneymakechange.org. Check back in the spring for more information on the 2013 gathering, which is tentatively scheduled for November 7th-10th in Connecticut.
"At MMMC I found what I was looking for and more--motivation to have hard conversations about wealth, income disparities, and class, a better understanding of the financial system and my place in it, and a group of people committed to unpacking difficult, complicated systems to move toward a more just world. I was moved and challenged by others' stories about the role of financial and class privilege in their lives and inspired by the variety of models presented for making change. I came out of the conference driven to shift the way I invest and give, and to start talking to family members about wealth and justice in new ways."
- 2008 Participant
For the first time since 2009, RG is hosting a multi-day, national gathering for RG member-leaders to come together to further and deepen their own community, skills, political education and vision for organizing young people with wealth and class privilege for social change.
The Institute will include workshops on facilitation and communication, applying racial justice to grantmaking, and community organizing. Participants will meet in consistent small groups throughout the retreat, and have time to build and work together in particular "tracks" such as Chapter Leadership Teams, Tax Justice Organizing Team, and leaders organizing young people of color with wealth.
The Creating Change Through Family Philanthropy Retreat (CCTFP) is Resource Generation's national gathering for young people who participate in their families’ philanthropy and are committed to progressive social change.
The weekend is spent in workshops, discussions, and dynamic full group spaces to delve into issues of wealth, philanthropy, family and social change, and gain the skills and community to further strengthen the next generation of social change philanthropists. At this moment in history, it is more important than ever that young people involved in family philanthropy come together to build community, learn and leverage resources for social change.
"The participants were courageous and inspiring, the resource people and speakers were excellent and the space created by the staff was enlivening and creative. There was content for people at the beginning of their journey and those who have been engaged for years – and we got to learn from each other."
- 2010 Participant
We had a series of successful CCTFP retreats in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2013 we are taking a break from CCTFP to host our 15th Anniversary Celebration event in the spring, and the national Transformative Leadership Institute in the summer.
If you are involved in your family's philanthropy and are already familiar with RG's work, please consider attending the Transformative Leadership Institute! Application coming April 1st, 2013.