Teach In: Worker Self-directed Nonprofits


A practical training and conversation on how to implement a worker self-directed nonprofit


How do we to unleash the transformative potential of nonprofit organizations?


Nonprofits are often created and populated by visionaries and changemakers working to create a sustainable and just world. But they are often limited by the organizational structures they employ and the economies in which they operate. Worker self-direction represents a new model for how to run nonprofit organizations, and it just might hold the answer to some of the problems nonprofits currently face.


Slide02.jpgWorker self-direction is a nonhierarchical governance model that emphasizes empowered leadership, teamwork, and intentional relationships. Visit SELC's Worker Self-directed Nonprofits page for more info, including previous trainings and resources.


This teach-in will provide attendees with concrete strategies to implement the model, solutions to some common problems, and an overview of what the law has to say about all of this. We will also engage in a conversation about whether the model really does present a solution to the problems we are facing and what we need to keep in mind as we re-imagine the processes we use to do good in the world.


About the Presenter

The discussion will be led by current SELC intern Simon Mont. Simon is a third year student at Berkeley Law, where he focuses on the intersection of social entrepreneurship and racial justice. He has done stints as a high school marching band director, facilitator, and restorative justice practitioner, and recently led the development of a governance structure at a startup community house. 


$5-15 Donation Requested

If you are unable to give financially or would like to donate in person at the event, please RSVP to [email protected]! No one turned away for lack of funds!

December 09, 2015 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Blueprint
439 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
United States
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