The new year also means new programming from Spring! Introduction to FIRE was created to develop the perspectives, practices, systems and connections to build greater financial health and resilience, a prerequisite to addressing the complex social and climate justice issues of our time. We need pro-active and innovative ways of resourcing our organizations and networks, especially in volatile times like these, and when funding landscapes and opportunities are changing. 

Spring is offering this one-day virtual course, which introduces the five key areas of financial resilience – Funding Landscape, Resource Mobilization, Strategic Finance, External Communications and Leadership Practice. The course covers how to diversify and identify new funders, recover true costs and the role of communications in garnering supporters. Participants will leave this Introduction to FIRE with an understanding of the five-pronged framework and a number of concrete tools they can apply in their organizations.

We are currently offering Introduction to FIRE April 22, 2021 from

8:00 AM — 1:30 PM (UTC-4) in Toronto

That's, 7:00 AM — 12:30 PM (UTC-5) in Mexico City

9:00 AM— 2:30 PM (UTC-3) in São Paulo

Or, 2:00 PM — 7:30 PM (UTC +2) in Johannesburg

You can find your time zone here

The facilitators for this Introduction to FIRE course are Archana Pandya, Program Development Lead at Spring and Ellen Sprenger, CEO and Founder of Spring. Both Archana and Ellen have worked with social and climate justice organizations in different regions of the world and saw the acute need for this programming. The FIRE program was launched in 2012 and since then has supported over 200 organizations and networks globally.

The cost of this program is $250 USD per person and the event will take place on Zoom. In order to make it accessible to as many people as possible, we are offering a Pay What You Can option for those in need of financial support. There will be up to 100 participants.

If you're ready to start your FIRE journey, sign up for Intro to FIRE here.

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