TRANSITION US

Catalyzing a network of communities working to cultivate a just, caring, resilient, and regenerative world.

Sebastopol, CA   |  www.transitionus.org

Mission

Transition US is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as the official national hub for the Transition Movement in the United States. The mission of Transition US is to catalyze a network of communities working to cultivate a just, caring, resilient, and regenerative world through training, support, and collaboration.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Don Hall

Programs Director

Jessica Alvarez Parfrey

Main address

PO Box 917

Sebastopol, CA 95473 USA

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EIN

26-1884389

NTEE code info

Community Coalitions (S21)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (C19)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Network Support

Transition US currently supports more than 70 active local initiatives, regional hubs, and national working groups throughout the United States. We also regularly partner with many other related organizations and participate in the international Transition Network. Network members receive a wide variety of benefits, including public recognition on our website, promotion of their stories, blogs, and events, access to peer-mentoring and leadership opportunities, and the ability to participate in collaborative fundraising efforts.

More information about our national network can be found at https://www.transitionus.org/network.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

Transition US currently offers in-person and online Transition Launch, Transition Talk, Transition Thrive, and Effective Collaboration trainings to help aspiring and existing social change activists learn from best practices, respond to common challenges, and scale up their impact. Through these highly-interactive courses, participants also establish meaningful and long-lasting connections with peers, receive valuable resources to bring back to their groups, and leave inspired and energized to tackle the work ahead.

More information about our training courses can be found at https://www.transitionus.org/programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

Transition US periodically organizes in-person and online National Gatherings to bring together activists and organizations throughout the regenerative communities movement to connect and collaborate with each other, share successful, replicable models, and engage in discussions on key topics. Over 300 people participated in our first National Gathering, which took place over five days in the Twin Cities of Minnesota in 2017. We then followed this up with a one-day National Online Summit in 2018, and a two-and-a-half week-long ReGenerative Communities Summit in 2021 that featured 53 events, 39 sponsors and partners, and more than 1,100 participants.

More information about each of these National Gatherings can be found at https://www.transitionus.org/summit and https://www.transitiongathering.org.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

Transition US is currently in the process of launching ReGeneration Nation, a new three-year campaign to make the regenerative vision known throughout this country as an attractive and credible alternative to the status quo. Specific campaign activities will include a National Week of Action in the Fall of 2022, a ReGeneration Corps to uplift and support the leadership of youth and BIPOC activists in scaling up this movement, and a ReGenerative Communities Design Lab to spread our message farther and wider than ever before.

More information about ReGeneration Nation can be found at https://www.transitionus.org/regeneration-nation.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

These two related programs are both designed to help guide small groups of neighbors to meet together over the course of several weeks to engage in discussions and take actions that help build household and community resilience. With workbook chapters on Energy, Water, Food, Waste, and Transportation, Transition Streets is primarily focused on reducing participants' environmental footprints. Ready Together focuses primarily on emergency preparedness and disaster response, offering exercises to help participants map their neighborhood, identify potential hazards, gather essential supplies, and develop contingency plans.

More information about Transition Streets can be found at http://transitionstreets.org. More information about Ready Together is available at https://readytogether.net.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists
Families

Transition US maintains multiple websites and social media channels, as well as a monthly e-newsletter, to educate the general public about the regenerative communities movement and share news, stories, key resources, and upcoming events. We also occasionally create publications such as "10 Stories of Transition in the US," give interviews for podcasts and traditional media outlets, speak at conferences, and offer webinars and workshops for related groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Activists

Where we work

Our results

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Direction of Success

Increasing

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Increasing

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

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Increasing

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Goals & Strategy

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Financials

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TRANSITION US

Board of directors
as of 4/11/2022
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Board chair

Mark Juedeman

Mark Juedeman

Audrey Ordenes

Lisa Lin

Ayako Nagano

John Foran

Ana Rosa Rizo-Centino

Ruah Swennerfelt

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