This event is part of our five part series 'No wealth but life: Is sharing resources the key to peace?'
Explore how to strengthen your capacity for peace building with new economic models that create systemic change.
The not-for-profit revolution
How are new models of not-for-profit enterprise impacting the world? What are some examples of social enterprise generating positve impact and creating more peaceful communities? How can you employ this model in your work or organisation?
Facilitators: Amrita Bhohi & Justine Huxley
Story-tellers: Jennifer Hinton (Post-Growth Institute) & Duncan Law (Chair, Transition Town Brixton)
Jennifer's expertise is systems thinking and she is passionate about finding holistic ways of moving beyond humanity's current crises. Since 2011, she has been a co-director at the Post Growth Institute, an international group dedicated to exploring and inspiring pathways to global prosperity that don't rely on economic growth. She is the co-author of the forthcoming book, How on Earth, which presents the Not-For-Profit World economic model. She currently lives in Athens, Greece.
Duncan has campaigned on climate change since the 90s and in 2007 founded Transition Town Brixton which is pioneering postive change towards reimagining the way we do everything and building a better future. With Transition Town Brixton he initiated the Brixon pound, Brixton energy (community owned renewable energy), the Local Entrepeneur Forum and many other projects. He works part time as a campaigner for Biofuels Watch.
About the series
All around the world, business, sharing and social value are coming together in new and exciting ways that break the mould of traditional economics. Examples of this include cooperatives, the transition towns movement, and new non-hierachical ways of organising.
Rooted in social and environmental justice, these new tools and practices foster coopeation and resilience. They are gradually changing the world!
We want to explore these models from the perspective of peace, and bring practitioners of the sharing economy together with community builders in a lively learning experience.
We will be asking:
What are these new tools and practices?
How do they impact on relationships and social cohesion?
How can you apply these ideas to your own work?
This series of practical and participatory events will focus on five interconnected themes: participatory economics, not-for-profit/social enterprise models, re-inventing organisations, alternative finance and the co-operative and commons movement.
What will you get from attending?
hear from a leading practitioner in the field
learn from practical success story
engage in a community case study, where we will try to apply our new insights to a live project or initiative from the audience
have the opportunity to think through how that learning can be applied in your own work
join in fun activities such as a needs and offers circle and games to embody systems thinking
We invite you to get involved whether you are working in the field of community building, peace-making, new economics, systems change or other! Be a part of a vibrant community of practitioners who can share experiences and support each other to shape their social action in more powerful and systemic ways to promote long term change.
More information about the series
You are welcome to attend any single event, however we will give priority to those who register for the whole series of five events.
We are seeking to create a community of practice around this series, and our hope is that a core group of people will emerge who would like to join us in an immersive enquiry: building up on the themes, tools and practices explored over the four months.
Register here to sign up for all five events, or click the 'book a place now' button at the top of this page to register for this single event only.
We are modelling this series on the gift economy, and tickets will be on a donation basis. When you sign up, you will be asked to pay a £1 registration fee and then there will be the opportunity to gift at the event.
Other events in the series
Re-invent your organisation!
Date: January 13th 2016
What does a flexible, harmonius and organic organisation look like? How can we create cultures that make work productive, fulfilling and meaningful? How can our organisations mirror the values we want to see in the world? This event is inspired by the ground breaking book by Frederic Laloux, 'Re-inventing Organisations'.
With George Por (Future Considerations)
Money, what else is there?
Date: February 17th 2016
How can alternative finance and exchange build community, prosperity and equality? What are the possibilities for alternative models that are more ethical and responsible? Can money be channelled in a different way to serve the real needs of society?
With Brett Scott (The Heretics Guide to Global Finance)
Is shared ownership the answer?
Date: February 24th 2016
How are the commons and cooperative movements coming together in exciting new ways? Why is the question of owndership so important at this time? How can shared ownership over our resources and organisations build peace?