Seeding Power 2.0: Leadership for Our Region’s Food Movement - A Webinar Hosted by Community Food Funders

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
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**This program is hosted by our partner, Community Food Funders, who has extended an invitation to PNY members.

Three years ago, CFF leadership and our first Seeding Power Fellowship cohort decided to forego the anticipated conclusion of the inaugural program. This decision was made in the face of a growing global pandemic that precluded the ability to meet in person and brought more pressing and urgent demands on our time. Since then, we have been reflecting, evaluating, learning and ultimately redesigning the entire program with the amazing team at Emerging Equity. This spring, we are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the Seeding Power Fellowship!

Please join us for this funder-only luncheon (also available online) to learn about our revamped leadership development and movement building program, including a new design element in which three cohort spots will be reserved for those in the philanthropic sector. This event takes place on the same day that applications for the fellowship will go live!

The Northeast’s regional food economy is home to hundreds of nonprofit, policy, advocacy, philanthropic, and industry leaders who work on a range of issues related to food and farming. And yet, there is no organized food movement to offer a unified vision or coordinate a response to the various inequities happening all along the food chain.

Instead, food work is often siloed by sector and issue area, with no entity holding space for collaboration and cross-sector dialogue. How do we build power to advocate for and bring about a regionally-responsive strategy to create a just food system? The Seeding Power Fellowship is our response.

What will you learn?

  • Outcomes and lessons from the inaugural cohort
  • Curriculum and design elements of the redesigned program, , including an expanded geography
  • A one-of-a-kind approach bringing philanthropic partners together with movement leaders in the same cohort
  • A timeline and deadlines to help spread the word to your grantees

Who should attend?

All interested funders in grantmaking roles. What to expect: discussion followed by Q&A.

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by May 15th. 
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please email with any questions.

What else should you know?

The newly redesigned Seeding Power Fellowship pilot is a nine-month cohort-based food justice fellowship program for experienced leaders working across sectors to build equitable food systems. For this relaunch year (2023-2024), it will accept applications from movement leaders and philanthropic partners in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Seeding Power is unique in both the region it serves and the focus on effective collaborations and equitable relationships, while including fellows from the philanthropic sector. Racial equity, social justice, active communication, and collaboration form the core of a tested yet tailored curriculum designed by Emerging Equity. By creating a community of practice that develops a shared analysis of the issues plaguing our food system, this Seeding Power cohort will graduate with strengthened cross-sector relationships and skills and the opportunity to develop projects together. Each fellow will receive at least three hours of individualized coaching. Movement fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend, and philanthropic fellows will be asked to make a financial contribution.

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