In addition to our civic engagement work, Bay Rising offers spaces where our member organizations and other allied Bay Area progressive organizations can come together for alignment and collaboration, engage in creative experimentation and strategy development, and build practical skills. In the summer of 2021, The California Endowment, San Francisco Foundation, Haas Jr Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funded Bay Rising to grow our digital organizing capacity and coordinated narrative strategy through the Digital Organizing and Training Strategy Fellowship (DOTS).
The DOTS Fellowship was designed to build the long-term digital organizing capacity of Bay Rising and its partner groups so that during the pandemic and even after the COVID restrictions have eased, our region and close neighbors emerge with a stronger, more integrated set of tools to engage community members, amplify our collective voice, and build power for the long haul. We were also invested in the leadership, skills, and professional clout of young BIPOC organizers through this paid fellowship as we fostered their working connections to our member organizations.
Get to know the fantastic 2021 DOTS Fellows below and learn more about the project here: