Building the field of community-driven planning

We promote practices that ensure climate solutions meet the real needs of climate-impacted communities by centering frontline leadership and accountability. Our programs provide support, and increase capacity for, community-driven planning through whole systems thinking, bold visioning, cross-sector collaboration, power building, and resourcing community-driven solutions development.


VISION | POWER | SOLUTIONS (VPS) is a quarterly, four-part online workshop series designed to build capacity for community-driven planning among facilitators, organizers, leaders, and educators who are accountable to Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian and Pacific Islander communities. This training is part of a larger effort to foster a community of practice and network of place-based facilitators within the field of community-driven planning.

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Facilitator Certification Program

The facilitator’s certification cohort is intended to support those playing a facilitative leadership role in community planning (of any type and scale) and working in-partnership with organizations rooted in communities disproportionately burdened by climate and racial injustice. This 9-month virtual program supports participants with facilitation skill development, peer support and project mentorship, and applied practice of community-driven resilience planning anywhere in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.

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Community-Driven Planning Fund

Launching Spring 2024, this fund will support community-driven planning processes that are governed by community-driven planners and facilitators. Each quarter, NACRP members can submit proposals for funding up to $25,000 in order to resource communities and/or facilitators accountable to communities, to launch, continue, or complete a community-driven planning project.

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