EXCITING NEWS! We have almost reached our goal, please help us get over the final hump!
YES! has the honor of working with thousands of amazing social change agents from around the US and world. We connect, inspire and collaborate with multigenerational leaders to join forces for thriving, just and regenerative ways of life for all. YES! works at the meeting point of internal, interpersonal, and systemic transformation, through our ground-breaking YES! Jams. With 10 Jams already completed this year, and more to come, we are focused on co-creating as many transformational opportunities as possible.
The theme of 31 Flavors of YES! feels especially resonant right now. We have called upon the flexibility and wisdom we have cultivated over our 31 year history -- honing in on the core values of the Jams, practicing profound tools of transformation, supporting a diversity of change-makers, learning how to make new flavors, integrating existing ones, growing, growing, growing, every step of the way. We are meeting this profound moment, excitedly remixing our menu to offer even more tastes of YES! .
We aim to raise $25,000 to make possible the rest of our year of work, supporting scholarships for folks to Zoomy Jam, convening Jam alumni gatherings, developing podcasts and other tools to cross-pollinate learning, generating new programs, strengthening Jam leadership teams, and more. And, we keep fierce hope aflame in our spirits that we will gather and Jam in person again one day soon. Your contributions enable us to support diverse communities of change-makers globally in a variety of ways. Any and every donation is meaningful. Thank you for your support!
And, here are additional ways you can help expand 31 Flavors of YES! this year:
1.) Learn more about YES! and our work these last seven months (the first half of our program year). Check out our midyear report! Share it with your friends. Listen to Season Two of the Always On! podcast and check out our other storytelling and community-building projects.
2.) Share our campaign with your friends, colleagues, families, and more, to help us reach our goal. Set up a social media share: a love letter addressed to the Jam, a blog, photo story, video, or poem. And/or, share a "then and now" post, with a photo of you when you attended your first Jam and a photo from now. Share why you Jam and why you are supporting the campaign.
3.) Donate your change. We've partnered with RoundUp to make it even easier to support Jams. Securely add a debit or credit card and the change from every transaction will be donated to YES! It only takes a minute to sign up, and you can cap the monthly amount you want to give. Monthly commitments allow us to spend less time fundraising, think longer-term, and make an even bigger impact. Thank you!
And, here are few more details about where your contribution will go:
1) Support Jams currently in the works -- from long-time programs like the North America Leadership Jam to newer programs like the Men Raised as Men Jam. About 25 Jam teams are meeting regularly and planning for events this year and into 2022. Your resources will support team organizing time and financial scholarships for those attending Jams.
2) Enable Jam alumni cross-pollinating projects -- like Zoom calls across alumni communities, new alumni partnerships and collaborations, alumni toolkits, and the Jambee program to support ongoing alumni learnings.
3) Share our storytelling and visionary media -- like our podcast, short films, graphic recording postcard project, music and poetry project, weekly newsletter, and more, putting out the stories, learnings, tools and practices of the Jams and Jammers more widely.
Love, hugs and deep bows of gratitude for each of you!
With your bold partnership, we will provide visionaries, artists, activists, organizers, healers, peacemakers, social entrepreneurs, legal advocates, teachers, and many other change-makers, with the tools and practices, support networks, and powerful synergies necessary to deepen and expand a lifetime of service to their communities and to the future of our world. As we support each other and our global family through pandemics, crises, and more, help us continue to invest in those who are committed to co-creating more loving, inclusive, just, and interconnected ways of living and being for all. Thank you for saying YES! to YES!