TRCC is a peer community of movement leaders with broad multi-stakeholder perspectives, significant influence within their field of work, and connections beyond their geographic region. Leaders share justice and economic democracy values as they reimagine and rebuild local community systems: culture, food, water, energy, policy, etc.
TRCC members represent regional, translocal (initiatives in many local communities), and support organizations. For example, organizations with region-wide impact include Daily Acts and Rooted in Resilience (SFBay), Boston Ujima (New England), New England Resilience and Transition Network, and Northern California Resilience Network. Translocal networks that support many local and regional hubs across the USA include Bloom Network, Shareable, and TransitionUS. Examples of support organizations that provide skills and resources to these regional and translocal groups include Art of Hosting, Bioneers, Compassion Games, Movement Generation, New Economy Coalition, New Stories, and PostCarbon Institute. The TRCC project is fiscally sponsored by New Stories.
There are several participation levels or rings: Stewards, Circle, Community, Network, and Sponsors. TRCC operates on an annual governance cycle so roles are preliminary for 2017.
Stewards – 1st Ring
Role: The stewards hold the center for the TRCC as an action network, with one steward serving as the lead project director to our fiscal sponsor. The stewards’ “client” is the TRCC itself: guiding the principles, practices, and evolution of the TRCC community.
- Leslie Meehan (TRCC founder, steward, & editor, gaiafield.net, thresholdfoundation.org)
- Ben Roberts (ConversationCollaborative.com,)
Circle – 2nd Ring
Role: Circles are the strategic governance bodies for TRCC: making priority and resource decisions on behalf of the community. The Circle’s “clients” are the real place-based communities on the ground served by the programs and services of TRCC members’ organizations.
There are two core governance circles in TRCC: the internal Carrier Circle and the external TRC Council.
The Carrier Circle makes internal strategic decisions within the TRCC project.
2017 Carrier Circle members
- Magenta Ceiba (Bloom Network)
- Leslie Meehan (TRCC steward)
- Nils Palsson (TransitionUS)
- Ben Roberts (TRCC steward)
- Chris Tittle (Sustainable Economies Law Center)
The TRC Council makes external strategic decisions for the TRC Co-Project Initiative.
2017 TRC Council members – cohosts Leslie Meehan & Colin Miller (Rooted in Resilience)
Translocal Movement Support – Funder partner Threshold
- TRCC Ben Roberts Translocal Convener
- Threshold TRC Funding Circle Mary Emeny
- Post Carbon Institute Asher Miller
- New Economy Coalition Jamie Frank
- NorCal Network Susan Silber Regional Convener
- Movement Generation/Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) Mateo Nube
- Just Resilience Collaborative (JRC) Daily Acts/Bay Localize/Transition US Trathen Heckman with buddy Corrine Van Hook
New England – Funder partner NEGEF
- Center for Economic Democracy Aaron Tanaka
Community – 3rd Ring
As 2017 begins we are introducing new guidelines for Community membership as follows:
Role: The Community is the active set of participants who commit to play in TRCC for at least four hours each year. This includes taking the annual survey and reading the quarterly newsletter as well as joining in at least one dialogue or gathering.
Benefits: Membership brings trusted relationships with allies, invitations to all gatherings, nominating co-project proposals for grant consideration, listing on the TRCC website, promotion in TRCC newsletters, and access to Lift Up program support (mentorship, peer consulting, trainings).
2017 Members: note that this list is a work-in-progress as we adopt our new membership guidelines.
Want to play? Contact a current member or email@example.com.
Action Network – 4th ring
Note: as 2017 begins, we are launching our new free quarterly enewsletter.
Role: The broader action network is the web of occasional and interested participants in TRCC gatherings and activities. Network members receive the quarterly TRCC enewsletter to stay in the loop about what’s going on. Click HERE to sign up and find more ways to get involved.
Threshold Foundation Thriving Resilient Communities Funding Circle
The Threshold Foundation’s Thriving Resilient Communities Funding Circle builds collective wisdom, maps the field, and funds best practices and leading-edge work in community resilience.