Thank You For Your Support

Some of the projects your gift will help us strengthen and create are:  

  • Empowering grassroots Transition leadership through the Collaborative Design Council and National Working Groups
  • Building Capacity and Seed-Funding opportunities across our network
  • REconomy Project to catalyze Transition enterprises within our communities
  • The spread of Transition Streets, a neighborhood energy-,water-, waste- reduction project, through partnerships with allied organizations and local governments
  • Piloting and launching Ready Together, an emergency preparedness handbook that near-neighbors work through together as they get their own households prepared for emergencies of any kind.
  • Distributing Replicable Community-Engagement Models and processes into the hands of community leaders
  • Elevating Stories of Impact and Possibility through a new website
  • On-site and online Leadership Development Trainings
  • And more!

Your support enables all this and more! Below are our implementation goals for 2019:

  • Convene an in-person National Summit during the summer of 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture, EcoDistricts, and a number of other local and national movements.
  • Organize and convene Movement Strategy Session 2.0 focusing on "Bridging Social Justice and Community Resilience Movements" with movement leaders from across the country.
  • Pilot and offer a new leadership training called Thrive that will be developed with trainers and facilitators from across the country.
  • Develop two new iterations of our Transition Streets neighborhood energy-, water-, waste- reduction project called Transition Streets Water-Saving Edition, which will be piloted in collaboration with various California state water agencies, and Transition Streets On-A-Budget, which will be piloted with in a number of communities in various locations around the US.  
  • Compile, pilot and roll-out our Ready Together: Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Handbook to be advanced through local fire departments, and various educational institutions and state agencies. 
  • Complete and launch our National Organizing Framework - a collaborative project with Regional Hubs and our Collaborative Design Council 
  • Launch a New Website, to showcase promising community sustainability models from varying constituencies, highlight local change-makers and offer resources and tools for building greater capacity and impact. 

We will continue with our signature programs:  

  • Building the Capacity of the Network: To strengthen the impact of local Transition Initiatives Transition US will:
  1. Offer monthly skill-building TeleSeminars and peer-to-peer TeleSalons.
  2. Convene quarterly National Network Calls to provide support to the emerging Transition leaders, to help increase their convening and coordinating functions, and to share governance structures and best practices.
  3. Continue to convene a Collaborative Design Council to: connect local Transition leaders across the country to build relationships; improve flow of communication between Transition US, local Transition Initiatives, and Regional Hubs; share ideas & resources, provide feedback on Transition US activities; and to collaborate on projects, fundraising, and capacity-development. 
  4. Convene a Leadership Retreat to enable experienced Transition leaders from all over the US to come together in a more intimate setting to reflect on our journey so far, celebrate our accomplishments, learn from each other, and strategically grow the movement.
  5. Continue to share replicable models and resources through our newsletters and website.

A goal of Transition US is that within five years, our emphasis on capacity building will result in significantly more robust and effective Transition Initiatives and a network of thriving Regional Transition Hubs.

  • Inner Transition: To support community leaders in creating balance and inner resilience within their own lives, and help them ripple that out into their Transition Initiatives and communities. Transition US will:
  1. Offer TeleSeminars and peer-to-peer TeleSalons with practitioners of various awareness practices and disciplines.
  2. Provide stories, blogs and resources on individual/group practices and community awareness-raising exercises.
  3. Convene an Inner Resilience Community of Practice so that community members can better understand one another, build bonds of trust, and increase community well-being.   
  4. Continue to share stories of impact through our newsletters and website.
  5. Convene “Big Picture Fridays” (time set aside monthly for staff/board/community reflection).

A goal of Transition US is that within three years, Inner Transition will be an integral part of the fabric in all Transition Initiatives, their projects, and their impacts.

Transition US is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

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You can also make donations by check. Our mailing address is:

Transition US
PO Box 917
Sebastopol, CA 95473

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