Peterborough Dialogues is creating Events and Media
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What If We Awakened Our Deepest Gifts to Create a Community of Possibility?


Peterborough Dialogues are artfully hosted summits and conversations that support self-discovery through the co-creation of the community of our dreams. We create media to illuminate what community members are bringing to life. We offer a practice field and training for community members in dialogue hosting, Generative Journalism, and the new narrative arts.

Your pledges make it possible for us to plan, host, build community skills, and spread the story of how community members are creating the community of their dreams independently of institutional or political agendas. Pledges help keep our events financially accessible, first rate, and sustainable. 


Design and Kickstart Summits

Summits are half day events designed for Doers. Each Summit provides a way for you to design and build the community you want to see alongside like-hearted people.

Peterborough Dialogues hosts will convene two cycles of follow up working circles to launch all the goodness into community and train community members how to host their own working circles.



Discovery Dialogue Series

If you are interested in experiencing new ways of Being in Community, a Discovery Dialogue Series holds the opportunity for deep exploration into intention. Each will span at least three sessions of a few hours each and will be guided by members of the Peterborough Dialogues Hosting Circle. Each session will build on the last.


As Inspired


Telling the Stories that Matter
 

When we pass our first patronage milestone we will call a Stories That Matter Summit to discover the community stories of community building you feel ought to be told but aren't.


Gifts & Offerings 

Depending on interest, we will host an open Gifts & Offerings Circle. These circles work best with between 6 and 20 people so space is limited, you will have to register in advance. A Gifting Circle is a practice we’ve enjoyed at Peterborough Dialogues for over a year and is based on an idea by Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics.

The Gifting Circle is a stunningly effective and profound way to discover the abundance available to you and our community in a matter of an hour or so. Each circle fills needs almost instantly. If you have a want, like, or need, or a gift or something to offer — anything ranging from a skill to a toboggan to a tin of paint bring your request or offer to this circle and watch the magic happen.


Tiers
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron


Curious?

If you've heard the buzz, have that, 'hmm, I'm glad this is happening but I'm not really sure what it is' feeling, pledging to remain Curious is a great gift to the movement. 

We will keep the Curious titillated by making sure your name is entered into a draw for free tickets to our hosted events. We'll draw five of them at the beginning of each month. We will also send you pre-registration notices. Most of our events are limited seating so if one comes up that you really want in on the early-bird's song will reach you, Curious you, before everyone else.

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $30 or more per month
1 patron

Co-Creator

If you like to get things, especially while co-creating with others, becoming a $30/month Patron is your passport to any single day event we host. Our one and half day summits touch in on topics like Indie-Local Economy and an upcoming summit to launch an Arts Hive in town. These summits are all about discovering the gifts between us and bringing them to life to create the city we want to live in. You will also be invited to any follow up Working Circles emanating from those Summits.

Your contribution helps us organize, promote, and host these events. 

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $80 or more per month
0 patrons

Cultivator

As an $80/month patron you have an all inclusive pass to every single day event and every dialogue series, like the upcoming 5 session deep dive into Leadership or our Awakening to Community series. Becoming a monthly Patron is a great way to support our cultivation of deep community. Participation in Dialogue Series can cost between $300 and $800. Becoming a Patron is a great way to spread those fees over a longer period and save money if you are intending on a deep dive into community. 

If you choose to attend training events you will receive a 20% discount.

For community members to discover their gifts and what they want to create together takes nurturing and cultivation over time. Every Conversation, Summit, Design Lab, Generative Journey, and Working Circle matters and weaves the fabric of possibility. Your patronage helps sustain that work.

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons

Benefactor

This reward is for individuals who have gifts of wealth and a desire to see some of it put to use in a unique community building space. You will be amazed at what you see and experience when you participate in our Summits and Circles and Training Events. As a Benefactor, you will have 2 tickets to every event we host. You will receive a registration code to apply to the event registration.

If you would like to keep being a Benefactor private so that you can participate on equal footing with everyone else, no problem. If there is an event we are hosting you'd like someone you care about to attend, feel free to make your seats at that event available to them (or let us know and we will pass them on to someone we feel may benefit).

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 patrons

Collective Impact Partner

This Reward is for organizations who recognize the contribution Peterborough Dialogues makes to their own efforts. Whether it is the social determinants of health, local economy, sustainable urban development, local food or a myriad of other social goodnesses, this community-led and hosted third space creates life in the space between organizations and silos. 

We will host and narrate a Summit on the initiative of your choice. 

As a Collective Impact Partner we would like to offer you up to five seats in any dialogue we host. Feel free to pass those along to team or community members. You will also be invited to a Collective Impact Partner's Working Circle where we will serve what is coming to life in the space between our organizations. There are big wins to be had in that space. (It's kinda liberating, and so surprisingly smooth and easy.)

You will also receive a 20% discount on seats in our training events.

Please note: Funds in USD.
Goals
$9 of $3,000 per month

Sustaining the Foundation

Peterborough Dialogues is supported by four staff members who host, market, and make media in support of the work community members are doing. There are also another dozen core volunteers, learning circle participants, and mentors who keep the fires tended. 

Sustaining the foundation will make it possible to host the Generative Journey's and Design Summits community members have asked us to host. It will keep the cost down for participants and fund minimal, supportive media making.
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What If We Awakened Our Deepest Gifts to Create a Community of Possibility?


Peterborough Dialogues are artfully hosted summits and conversations that support self-discovery through the co-creation of the community of our dreams. We create media to illuminate what community members are bringing to life. We offer a practice field and training for community members in dialogue hosting, Generative Journalism, and the new narrative arts.

Your pledges make it possible for us to plan, host, build community skills, and spread the story of how community members are creating the community of their dreams independently of institutional or political agendas. Pledges help keep our events financially accessible, first rate, and sustainable. 


Design and Kickstart Summits

Summits are half day events designed for Doers. Each Summit provides a way for you to design and build the community you want to see alongside like-hearted people.

Peterborough Dialogues hosts will convene two cycles of follow up working circles to launch all the goodness into community and train community members how to host their own working circles.



Discovery Dialogue Series

If you are interested in experiencing new ways of Being in Community, a Discovery Dialogue Series holds the opportunity for deep exploration into intention. Each will span at least three sessions of a few hours each and will be guided by members of the Peterborough Dialogues Hosting Circle. Each session will build on the last.


As Inspired


Telling the Stories that Matter
 

When we pass our first patronage milestone we will call a Stories That Matter Summit to discover the community stories of community building you feel ought to be told but aren't.


Gifts & Offerings 

Depending on interest, we will host an open Gifts & Offerings Circle. These circles work best with between 6 and 20 people so space is limited, you will have to register in advance. A Gifting Circle is a practice we’ve enjoyed at Peterborough Dialogues for over a year and is based on an idea by Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics.

The Gifting Circle is a stunningly effective and profound way to discover the abundance available to you and our community in a matter of an hour or so. Each circle fills needs almost instantly. If you have a want, like, or need, or a gift or something to offer — anything ranging from a skill to a toboggan to a tin of paint bring your request or offer to this circle and watch the magic happen.


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Tiers
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron


Curious?

If you've heard the buzz, have that, 'hmm, I'm glad this is happening but I'm not really sure what it is' feeling, pledging to remain Curious is a great gift to the movement. 

We will keep the Curious titillated by making sure your name is entered into a draw for free tickets to our hosted events. We'll draw five of them at the beginning of each month. We will also send you pre-registration notices. Most of our events are limited seating so if one comes up that you really want in on the early-bird's song will reach you, Curious you, before everyone else.

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $30 or more per month
1 patron

Co-Creator

If you like to get things, especially while co-creating with others, becoming a $30/month Patron is your passport to any single day event we host. Our one and half day summits touch in on topics like Indie-Local Economy and an upcoming summit to launch an Arts Hive in town. These summits are all about discovering the gifts between us and bringing them to life to create the city we want to live in. You will also be invited to any follow up Working Circles emanating from those Summits.

Your contribution helps us organize, promote, and host these events. 

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $80 or more per month
0 patrons

Cultivator

As an $80/month patron you have an all inclusive pass to every single day event and every dialogue series, like the upcoming 5 session deep dive into Leadership or our Awakening to Community series. Becoming a monthly Patron is a great way to support our cultivation of deep community. Participation in Dialogue Series can cost between $300 and $800. Becoming a Patron is a great way to spread those fees over a longer period and save money if you are intending on a deep dive into community. 

If you choose to attend training events you will receive a 20% discount.

For community members to discover their gifts and what they want to create together takes nurturing and cultivation over time. Every Conversation, Summit, Design Lab, Generative Journey, and Working Circle matters and weaves the fabric of possibility. Your patronage helps sustain that work.

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 patrons

Benefactor

This reward is for individuals who have gifts of wealth and a desire to see some of it put to use in a unique community building space. You will be amazed at what you see and experience when you participate in our Summits and Circles and Training Events. As a Benefactor, you will have 2 tickets to every event we host. You will receive a registration code to apply to the event registration.

If you would like to keep being a Benefactor private so that you can participate on equal footing with everyone else, no problem. If there is an event we are hosting you'd like someone you care about to attend, feel free to make your seats at that event available to them (or let us know and we will pass them on to someone we feel may benefit).

Please note: Funds in USD.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 patrons

Collective Impact Partner

This Reward is for organizations who recognize the contribution Peterborough Dialogues makes to their own efforts. Whether it is the social determinants of health, local economy, sustainable urban development, local food or a myriad of other social goodnesses, this community-led and hosted third space creates life in the space between organizations and silos. 

We will host and narrate a Summit on the initiative of your choice. 

As a Collective Impact Partner we would like to offer you up to five seats in any dialogue we host. Feel free to pass those along to team or community members. You will also be invited to a Collective Impact Partner's Working Circle where we will serve what is coming to life in the space between our organizations. There are big wins to be had in that space. (It's kinda liberating, and so surprisingly smooth and easy.)

You will also receive a 20% discount on seats in our training events.

Please note: Funds in USD.