Join the OF/BY/FOR ALL Second Wave
We’re thrilled to invite you and your organization to join the OF/BY/FOR ALL Second Wave. As part of the Second Wave, your team will identify communities of interest, pick one to make a deep commitment to, and then work to involve them as partners in your work. You’ll get coaching and training from the OF/BY/FOR ALL team alongside with diverse colleagues from around the world. Together, we’re building a global community committed to action, growth, and inclusion.
How does it work?
You’ll start with an online course to identify new communities you’d like to engage, pick one, and make a specific pledge to meaningfully involve them.
Once you’ve completed the course and made a community pledge, you’ll join the Change Network. There, you’ll gain access to coaching, tools, and colleagues around the world who can help you successfully fulfill your pledge and involve new communities. As part of the Change Network, you’ll try out new ways of recruiting, marketing, programming, and partnering with our help. We’ll support you with specific recipes for change you can use at your own organization.
As you move forward through the program, you’ll regularly share the progress you make toward your pledge so we can celebrate your growth, share wins and challenges, and recommit to even deeper change.
When does it start and how long does it last?
The Second Wave is a six-month program which begins on April 15, 2019 and continues through October 2019.
You’ll start with an online course to map new communities you’d like to engage, pick one, and make a specific pledge to meaningfully involve them. We expect the course to take about 30 days and your team can move through it as quickly or slowly as you like.
Once your team has completed the course and made a community pledge, you’ll join the Change Network. There, you’ll gain access to customized tools and colleagues around the world who can help you successfully fulfill your pledge and involve new communities.
Who’s it for?
The Second Wave is for civic and cultural organizations of all sizes, sectors, and locations. Based on our pilot work with our First Wave, we feel confident it can work for you whether you run a tiny theater company, a multi-branch public library, a volunteer park commission, or a national museum.
You will get the most out of this opportunity if:
You feel urgent desire to involve new communities as participants, partners, and leaders
You are ready to commit staff time and resources to new ways of working
Your team is comfortable with online tools and excited about online learning
You have support of organizational leaders and/or board members
What does it cost?
The six-month Second Wave program is a fee-based program on a sliding scale based on your organization’s budget size. This is a one-time fee for the full six months, paid by your organization. You can involve as many individual team members at your organization in the project as you would like under this fee.
|If you have an organizational budget size of...||The one-time fee for your six-month participation is...|
|$100,000 - $500,000||$1,000|
|$500,000 - $2,000,000||$2,000|
|$2,000,000 - $5,000,000||$3,500|
|$5,000,000 - $10,000,000||$5,000|
Need help making the case to participate? Here are five ways to talk about this program with funders or leaders to help them get excited about its value. If you feel committed to this work but are unable to pay the full fee or find funding for it immediately, please let us know and we can discuss creative options.
What do I need?
Step 1: Assemble your team. You need at least 2-5 people from your organization (staff, board, and/or volunteers) to commit to this work to be successful. You’ll appoint one “team champion” to coordinate your work. The best teams are cross-functional and cross-disciplinary, including people from programming, fundraising, marketing, and the executive team.
Step 2: Make the Commitment. To join the Second Wave, you’ll need the time and funds to participate. We suggest you recruit a team of 2-5 colleagues who are ready to meet regularly and spend up to 4 hours per week on work to involve new communities.
Step 3: Register. Registration is now closed as of Monday, April 1.