Transform Resource Circle (TRC)
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What we're up to.
Since 2009, Transform Network has been working to encourage and support progressive Christians and churches and connect them with broader movements for social change. Along the way we've noticed that—unlike the Religious Right, which is largely homogenous and therefore a powerful, unified voice in the wider culture—there are many diverse kinds of progressive Christians that oftentime do not see or talk to each other, let alone collaborate and amplify each other for greater impact.
We believe that progressive Christianity (sometimes called prophetic Christianity) is the movement the world needs but doesn't know about yet. When you support Transform Network, you're joining a community of practice that believes that progressive Christianity is the social movement(s) the world needs, to bring healing and move this country and this planet in a better direction.
Transform Network has never done a major push for monthly supporters. In the past, we've operated on a shoestring budget, funded national events with sponsorships and ticket sales, and no one has received a salary (it's all been volunteer-led and volunteer-driven). But in order to step things up to the next level, we recognize that if we're going to encourage conditions for progressive and grassroots Christian movements to see themselves and amplify their messages, we need to put some shared resources and infrastructure in place to accomplish some very big things.
Here's how we're taking it to the next level.
We’re creating MORE curated content to keep you informed and inspired to take action. With your support, here’s what we can do together:
- TransformClassroom.Online - Our new online learning site is a timely tool for cultivating online communities of learning and practice. With cohort style and on demand classes, this site is a shared resource for communities moving to online containers for their community builder and learning.
- The Progressive Christian Calendar - All of the events you're looking for — now in one place! What better way for progressive Christian movements to see themselves than to have all of these events listed in one calendar?
- Transform's Roster of Progressive & Prophetic Christian Speakers - We're working with some of the most prophetic voices in progressive Christianity today! We want to get their voices out into more spaces more of the time. With your help, we can do that! We can transform the body of Christ, and, in the process, impact the world.
- The Transform Network Podcast - Amplifying the voices of progressive Christians, from activists to authors and everyone in between!
- Transform Dispatches - Our blog and monthly emails chock full of resources for all things progressive/prophetic Christian.
- Fiscal Sponsorship+ Program for Prophetic Projects - We share our non-profit status with similar minded projects working for faith and justice. In addition to fiscal sponsorship, we set up online donation portals and support via social media and the generosity of our network!
We share what we have towards greater equity . . .
25% of all Transform donations and grants is allocated to our Equity Fund to support some of the most underfunded social justice organizing in the U.S. -- people of color-led grassroots organizing, particularly at the intersection of faith and justice. We share the infrastructure we have been able to create so folks don't have to. Whether it's non-profit fiscal sponsorship or a class on our classroom site, our shared podcast platform or Progressive Christian Calendar, we are always thinking about how to create shareable resources. We give away 25% of our infrastructure capacity each year as part of our Equity Fund Initiative.
Transform Resource Circle (TRC) Benefits
The TRC membership provides exclusive benefits and perks to people who establish an automatic monthly donation of $10+ to Transform Network. TRC members will receive:
- 10% Off all online classes and cohorts on TransformClassroom.Online
- Interactive monthly online Open Conversations with Progressive Christian leaders
- Updates on urgent social justice issues, campaigns, and actions you can participate in
- Discounted access to exclusive offers from Transform Network’s and our friends, partners, and affiliates
- Interactive quarterly online one-on-ones with Transform Network leadership
- The opportunity to submit/generate content to be shared with the Transform Network community
- 25% of all TRC donations will go to support an equity fund to support grassroots organizing led by people of color that are working at the intersections of faith and social justice
- Plus, you’ll receive an annual report on organizations and individuals that have been supported by TRC funds
- Exclusive monthly content designed to encourage and inspire progressive and prophetic Christian faith in action
Transform Network is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and is able to acknowledge all donations with a tax deduction letter.