We are currently offering a more standardized package of advising and virtual (for now) meeting facilitation for organizations and mutual aid groups that are struggling to adjust to the virtual organizing format necessitated by global pandemic. This service requires a less intensive intake process than our usual “accompaniment”-style partnerships; we can begin on very short notice.
COVID-19 has brought many changes to our day-to-day lives, both on personal and organizational levels. Our community organizations and movements -- and the new ones popping up -- are vital to community survival. One of the most inspiring changes we’ve seen in this pandemic has been the emergence of mutual aid groups all over the country, tirelessly organizing to get their communities what they need to survive. Yet it’s never been more difficult to do the day-to-day work of support, outreach, and meaningful engagement. As folks who are involved in various organizations and mutual aid in our own communities, we have been thinking deeply about what the people supporting those communities need to keep their work responsive and sustainable.
We at The STOKE Collective have been thinking extensively about what organizations, movements, and grassroots community groups need as most relationship-building and work moves to a digital interface. As a collective of trainers who live in eight different cities, we have long worked hard to figure out how to build authentic support structures and spaces online for ourselves. We specialize in productive, life-giving meetings -- meetings where people leave feeling more recognized, unified, and motivated than when they arrived. We want to build the capacity for your organizations to have dynamic meetings, to keep your work flowing and your people supported throughout -- and beyond -- this pandemic.
Interested in working with us?