Establish the first Authentic Relating Non-Profit!
Organized by: Jonathan Van Matre
The Austin Love Juggernaut, one of the world's largest and most active communities for Authentic Relating and Circling, is becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
What do we do?
We provide events, practices, and education that help to foster deep connection, empathy, compassion and understanding between people.
What do we want to do?
We love sharing this practice within our community, and now we want to turn it outward to serve our city and the larger world. We want to offer this practice to foster children and their parents struggling to build trust and intimacy, to law enforcement officers seeking a deeper engagement with their communities, to leaders of other non-profits who want a more intimate connection with the populations they serve. School kids, medical professionals, cyber bullies. We believe that our practice can foster a more loving, empathetic, and cooperative society.
We also want our non-profit to become a blueprint for other AR and Circling communities that want to pursue the same mission of service, and to be positioned to offer Fiscal Sponsorship for other US-based communities that want to seek 501(c)3 status.
What do we need?
Our present need is for funding to legally establish the non-profit, to train our elected board members in effective non-profit governance, to obtain the services of legal and financial advisors, and to establish an emergency fund that will enable us to more safely pursue our plan to grow and serve our community.