Professor Jem Bendell

Notes from a strategist & educator on social & organisational change, now focused on #DeepAdaptation

The Deep Adaptation Crowdfund – Let’s grow the DA community together

Posted by jembendell on October 31, 2019

“Deep Adaptation is offering an oasis of meaning in a desert of denial. We sincerely hope it does not dry up – but that it helps many more oases to grow around the globe.”

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Initially bewildered about how to respond to the likely collapse of society due to climate chaos, many thousands of people are finding community online and in-person through the activities of the Deep Adaptation Forum and the community leaders that it supports with tools, contacts, guidance and resources. Its networks, including the Positive Deep Adaptation Facebook Group, are providing an essential means of connection. It means that people are able to escape paralysis or avoid reverting to denial – instead finding new ways of engaging with this unprecedented moment in human history.

To harness the energy of people around the world, the free Forum has been co-created by volunteers and a small team of passionate freelancers. As such, our existence is fragile. We are not following the normal route of following funders’ agendas or selling what we do. If we peter-out in 2020 then the less kind or creative approaches to our climate emergency will have fewer counterbalancing efforts. More of us might slip into a bewildered and paralysed mind-state, turning away from other people. To avoid that, and help the Forum grow into a catalyst of a truly global movement, we want to ask you for some financial support.

Can you help us?

Our volunteers across the globe benefit from the support of a core team of freelancers, who each earn a minimum living allowance of 800 pounds (USD 1,000) a month. We have funds to sustain that for two of the team next year, but now seek to support the other three, as well as a range of associated running costs and seed funding for new projects. Our target is GBP 32,000 for 2020 (USD 41,160) , but even GBP 8,000 (USD 10,300) would help us keep going for the first quarter and then source future support. 

If you can help this oasis of meaning to grow and spawn around the world, then please donate here.

Thanks for considering,

Jem Bendell

(founder of the Deep Adaptation Forum).

5 Responses to “The Deep Adaptation Crowdfund – Let’s grow the DA community together”

  1. Phil Risby said

    To survive a future societal collapse implies that money may not have any meaning, purpose or significance in such a future. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if DA could find a way to achieve its goals today without dependence upon that which it fears it may have to do without tomorrow?

    • matslats said

      Phil there’s an awful lot of volunteering happening as well, and the facebook network is growing rapidly because of that. The core team, like most people in society, need money to live, but a big part of the intention is for the movement to be able thrive without the core team. Until then, material support is very helpful.
      Its also possible that even as civilisation declines, entities working in the paradigm of collapse will grow!

  2. Sepha said

    I quit my job to devote myself full-time to grappling with the full catastrophe, so I am myself very low on funds. But I will reach out with a contribution as soon as I am able. Meantime, I so appreciate the work you all are doing!

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