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YGB Org and Leadership Training

$3,470 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 16 months
Dear Community,

YGB Needs Your Help.

You've seen us at our best and our worst. You've seen us change the discussion of social justice and racial disparity.


Since our debut in 2014, we have organized over 100 direct actions, hosted education and building sessions, engaged  Community, elevated community and helped with many special cases both in the news and behind the scenes. 

As a completely volunteer grassroots organization, our journey has not been without trial, trauma and many growing pains. Still the work continues.

Today, the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition is refocusing efforts to hone in on 1) Documenting and understanding the litany of Black needs, 2) Building a collective analysis around the critical issues we face, and 3) using that understanding and human resource to Advocate for and implement the changes our community needs.


If we're going to be successful, we need to invest considerable time and energy into building our strategies and processes to ensure that YGB will be here for the long run. 

That's why we're planing to attend the WiLD Organizing and Leadership Development Training this July 27th - 29th with up to 10 Core YGB members ready to go to WORK!

Training costs $210 per person, and with 10 Core YGB, that translates to a $2,100 cost. Considering travel and other expenses, we're looking at a potential bill of $3,100. It's expensive, but the training is more than worth it.


In the Training, we'll re-build our strategy, coaching and resource development skills. We'll also lock down our plan for building a true coalition model that utilizes a wide base of community support to make strides in our three key focus areas. 

Our Registration is due July 5th. We hope that you can help us with a donation; and if not, we hope that you can help us connect to someone who can. 

Please share and spread the word. The Re-development of the Young, Gifted and Black depends on you.

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

Learn more about YGB at YGBCoalition.org
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All I can say is that this training was Friggin dope! And it's because of YOU all that we were able to make this happen!

On day one, We studied and practiced Leadership through Organizing: People, Power, and Change; and Worked on our Coaching skills as a Leadership Practice. Interesting how much you can help someone with the right questions instead of advice.

On day two, We worked on Mobilizing Shared Values through our public narrative and Story of Self; Mobilizing Shared Commitment (Building Relationships); and Mobilizing Shared Structure (Building Leadership Teams). We followed up on Mobilizing Shared Values with the Story of Us. Our team got to study, practice, and present motivating narratives and structures that lay the foundation for some deep organizing work.

On our last day, we started with Strategy work: Turning resources into power - understanding our Actors, Our Power, and Our Strategic Goal. Then we followed up with exact Tactics and Timelines for make things happen; and with a clear strategy, we focused on Mobilizing Shared Commitment: Action. Lastly, we linked our Stories of Self and Our Stories of Us to Stories of Now to complete our skills of Mobilizing Shared Values and building support. It was really encouraging to see our big picture goal quantified in bite sized strategic goals that we could approach one by one.

Out of 7 committed registrants, 5 of us were able to make it. We came through and handled BUSINESS!!! And because of you, we have a little left over for some more training on analysis and strategy coming up.

This was truly an example of how PEOPLE POWER is UNSTOPPABLE!

Thank you ALL for doing your part to make real change for YGB and for our community.

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!
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WOW. We did it, Family! Thanks so much for all the contributions, the sharing, and solidarity.

We're mostly registered and ready to go and saving our excess for other training opportunities.

We did an amazing thing here together. We'll keep you posted as training develops.

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
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Good morning YGB Community.

We're about $300 away from our goal with only days to spare.

Do you know 10 people with $30 to give to a good cause?

Can you share our link with them?

This is our final stretch. Thank you for helping us make it count!
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In just 3 days, you all have helped us raise nearly $3,000!

NOW THAT'S PEOPLE POWER!

We're almost to our goal and that's all thanks to you!

We're 80% of the way and just need a little push to cover all of our costs.

Can you help us find the last 20% by sharing this training fundraiser and encouraging your fam and friends to do the same?

You've already done so much to help and we're extremely grateful. Thank you so much for your support.

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

In Love and Solidarity,
Eric Upchurch
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