You can register here.

Multiple registrations from one organization can be submitted at one time; registration fees for multiple registrations can be easily handled with one payment. You will receive an email confirmation after you register, and we will hold your space unless you notify Lisa Duran that you will not be attending.

Our online registration system will request payment at the time of registration via credit card. If you to prefer to handle payment via check, please contact us and we will process your registration and send an invoice for the registration fee.

What if I register but need to cancel?
We can accept cancellations and issue a full refund of your registration fees until September 15, 2015. After September 15, we can accept your cancellation but cannot issue a refund. If you are unable to attend but would like to offer your registration to a colleague, we will be happy to make that switch if you contact us with that request.


What does it cost to attend?Registration is $300/person for Grassroots Grantmakers members and people who register through a member organization. Registration for non-members is $600/person.
You can join Grassroots Grantmakers when registering to be eligible.The registration fee will cover on-site transportation, materials, and most in-meeting meals. Participants are expected to cover their own lodging expenses, meals outside of the meeting agenda, and travel from their home community to Brooklyn.

What about hotel accommodations?
We have a block of sleeping rooms reserved at special rates. To receive these rates, these hotel rooms must be reserved by August 31, 2015).

  • Holiday Inn Express, 625 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11215; 718.797.1133; $220.38 total, single room (includes tax). 2 minute walk to an easy 10 min subway ride.)
  • Comfort Inn, 279 Butler Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217; 718.855.9600; $189.38 total, single room (includes tax). 8 minute walk to an easy 10 min subway ride.Please call to make your reservations at the number listed above.

Are there other lodging options available?

Brooklyn has many hotels. Please contact us if you have other lodging preferences. We may be able to help.

What is the proper attire for this gathering?
Casual, of course! We will be on and off a bus several times a day so comfortable clothes and shoes for walking are definitely in order!

What is the Learning Marketplace? 
We are big believers in co-creation and have set aside blocks of time for you to offer to lead a session, conversation or activity; it’s called the Learning Marketplace. Do you want to:
  • Share your practice (such as your creative approach for using storytelling to generate great final reports)?
  • Get help from your peers (for example, you can ask for feedback on a plan you are hatching)?
  • Explore a shared question (perhaps using this time to dig into a question that arises during other OTG sessions)?
  • Expand your networks (for example, if you’re a funder newbie, inviting other newbies to join you for a conversation)?
  • Recharge your batteries (in whatever way that works for you – even if that means an hour or so “off topic” with some new or old friends)?


You can sign up now and we will hold a specific spot for you OR you can offer your session when we call for it on the first night (and at other spots during the OTG). We will have a large scheduling board where participants will write their topics/activity in the time slots and locations of their choosing. The board will remain visible throughout the OTG.


Tuesday, October 13th

  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • 3:15 – 4:00 pm
  • 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Wednesday, October 14th

  • 9:30 – 10:20 am
  • 10:30 – 11:20 am



Contact Shannon Dixon, Shannon@GrassrootsGrantmakers.org, 901-486-4164

What are Neighborhood Conversations? 
Neighborhood Conversations are when we go into neighborhoods and talk to everyday people and leaders of the institutions that they partner with. You will hear about their journeys and we encourage candid talk and reflections about not only successes, but failures and how those failures contribute to the work. 

Other questions?
Please contact Lisa Durán for anything else you need to know. You can reach Lisa via email or phone (303.881.5021).