EXCITING NEWS! DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS A GENEROUS DONOR IS MATCHING DONATIONS 1:1 UP TO $8000!
YES! has the honor of working with thousands of amazing social change agents around the US and around the 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 programs like YES! Jams and ongoing alumni support. Join us in celebrating our 30th anniversary this year: #YES30for30!
The theme of Rooted and Rising feels especially poignant and powerful right now. We are drawing upon the deep roots we have established over our 30 year history -- evolving the organization's mission and vision, practicing profound tools of transformation, supporting a diversity of change-makers, learning, integrating, growing, every step of the way. And, we are rising with our presence and creativity, to meet all beings in this profound moment and to move towards the future our hearts know is possible during, and on other the side of, this Covid-19 pandemic.
We are aiming to raise $30,000 to lay the groundwork for YES!'s future, as we develop new programs to meet this moment, even as 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 YES! stay rooted and keep rising 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 One 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. Share with a love letter addressed to the Jam, a blog, photo story, video post, 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. Whatever you want to share why you Jam and 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!
4.) Follow us at #YES30for30 and share your own YES! tour, camp, and/or Jam memories on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, with the hashtag: #YES30for30
And, here are few more details about where your contribution will go:
1) Support Jams currently in the works -- from long-time existing programs like the North America Leadership Jam to brand-new ones like the Pacific Northwest Jam. While several teams had to indefinitely delay their scheduled Jams for the safety and well-being of all involved, over 25 Jam teams are all meeting regularly and planning for programs returning later in the summer, fall or 2021. Your resources support team organizing time and financial scholarships for those attending Jams when they are able to happen.
2) Enable Jam alumni cross-pollinating projects -- like Zoom calls across alumni communities, new alumni collaborations, and integration support like alumni toolkits and a soon-to-be launched Jambassador program to support ongoing alumni learnings.
3) Create storytelling and visionary media -- like our new podcast, short films, graphic recording postcard project, music and poetry project, weekly newsletter, and more, to share the stories, learnings, tools and practices of the Jams and Jammers more widely.
30 hi-fives, 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. In this Covid-19 pandemic, as we support each other and our global family, 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!