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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Nonprofit Workplace Democracy: Self-governance for More Just and Resilient Movement Organizations

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How can social justice nonprofits prefigure the world we are working toward in our own organizations? This session will explore models and practices for workplace democracy in nonprofit organizations through the stories and experiences of several existing organizations. Participants will leave with tangible examples and practical tools for implementing democratic self-governance in your own organization, and connection to an emerging community of practice within the new economy movement.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Casper-Futterman

Evan Casper-Futterman

Rutgers University
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Jerry Koch-Gonzalez

CEO, The Sociocracy Consulting Group and Sociocracy For All
I am passionate about living the revolution now in organizations. So talk to me about two elements of that I am excited by: | 1. Sociocracy (pronounce it like a combo of sociology and democracy). The operating system for the New Economy! Meaning it is a more egalitarian approach to decision making and organizational structure than the traditions of top-down hierarchy, voting democracy and consensus. Watch this 4 minute video... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan

Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan

Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project
Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan is on the staff collective of the Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project. Movement Generation (MG) inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. In her role at MG, Michelle has served as co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance & currently helps coordinate Reinvest in Our Power. She came into the movement through labor and community organizing... Read More →
avatar for Chris Tittle

Chris Tittle

Director of Organizational Resilience, Sustainable Economies Law Center
Director of Organizational Resilience | | Chris co-leads Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Housing, Commons Governance, and Money & Finance Programs, and coordinates SELC’s grant writing, grassroots fundraising, and internal governance. He is particularly focused on participatory and polycentric governance structures for more just and resilient economies. He practices Aikido, is committed to racial justice, and once traveled from Japan to... Read More →


Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Ketchum Hall 118


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