Over the course of numerous conversations, we have come to realize that there are many practitioners, allies, and friends of the CLT Center who wish to support our work. We are therefore launching a sponsorship campaign that will provide an opportunity for people and organizations to financially support three specific projects of the CLT Center planned for 2022 -- as well as new initiatives that we hope to implement in 2023. Contributors may direct their donation toward a specific project, for which they will receive recognition – either on the Acknowledgements page of Community Matters or on the Center’s website, where sponsors of World CLT Day and sponsors of the online library will be displayed.
For our first sponsorship campaign, our fundraising goal is $75,000.
Programs Your Sponsorship Will Support
- World CLT Day / CLT Festival: The CLT Center will provide lead organizing support for the second annual World CLT Day (October 28-29, 2022) and the two-month long International CLT Festival (October and November 2022). These events will provide an opportunity for CLT practitioners, board members, and residents to participate in global conversations, expand their knowledge, and celebrate the successes of their own organizations in solidarity with colleagues from around the world. No registration fees will be charged to any of these events.
- Publications: Scheduled for publication in October 2022, Community Matters will focus on the role of community organizing and resident engagement in CLTs, featuring conversations with CLT practitioners from around the world. Community Matters will be the first in a series of books from Terra Nostra Press based on interviews with leading figures in the CLT movement. Planned for 2023 will be a book focused on CLT applications that go “beyond housing.”
- Digital Resources: The CLT Center will continue to expand the resources available on our website (www.cltweb.org) -- already the most extensive collection of CLT-specific materials in the world -- through the addition of new content focused on the Global South, Europe, and housing cooperatives. Content in languages other than English will be expanded as well. All resources on our website are available to the public without charge.
- New Initiatives: The proposed Research Collaborative will bring together young scholars and interested CLT practitioners to focus research efforts on issues of practical use in the field. The Digital/Commons Project will bring together CLT practitioners and web3 technologists to explore ways to support regenerative development practices. The Global Help Desk, in combination with our continuing peer-to-peer efforts, will support the establishment of new CLTs, with a particular focus on the Global South.