Transformative Change Conversation

On August 31, 2021 in the spirit of curiosity and community wisdom sharing, Nonprofit Resource Network and The Fund for Santa Barbara co-facilitated a community conversation with organizations pursuing equity work, and discussed how to actively transform the nonprofit sector and our region. Drawing on the framework of the Central Coast Regional Equity Initiative, this community discussion featured perspectives from Santa Barbara County Action Network, Santa Barbara Tenants Union, Ventura County Community Foundation, and Women’s Economic Ventures. Through a community conversation and breakout-groups, equity leader panelists and conversation participants spoke to equity action in organizing, funding, and direct service organizations, and opportunities for community members to collaboratively discuss what transformative equity might look like in our region.