After reaching a collective agreement in the GENOAcouncil, we are excited to share with you the news that Amena Bal, one of our network stewards and GEN ambassadors, is stepping in into our office circle as Fundraising Coordinator. Amena has been actively involved with GENOA this year and understands deeply GEN and GENOA values and how we work. She is very keen and energized to build our economic dimension stable and abundant. With her economic background, experience and networks, we think Amena would be the best fit to take on this role in GENOA. Below are some words from Amena, as she steps into the role.
As I step into this role, I am remembering my university days majoring in conventional economics, never thinking that decades later I would be working towards creating an economy in service to ecology that unites all spiritually. For this, I am grateful for the work of GEN in our world.
I currently serve as GEN Network Steward and am humbly honored to coordinate the fundraising energy of GENOA, making our economic dimension stable, healthy, abundant, and wealthy – attracting and generating funds to fulfill all our dreams, projects, purpose and to offer support to all those who serve GENOA.
Before moving to India in early 2020, the Philippines was my home for over 10 years. It provided a nourishing ecosystem for my personal regeneration through which I was able to serve as co-creator and steward of Kai Farms. Birthing Kai Farms- a permaculture farm, was like giving birth to life, an outcome of my personal rebirth into the path of regeneration. Working with land and communities in the Philippines gave me immense experience on how to create and sustain regenerative business models.
The GEN restructuring process envisions us to be financially self-sufficient anchored in networks. I sense this to be a very creative time to move ourselves and our networks into an entrepreneurial mindset, creating win-win-win projects that regenerate finance and add value to local and national economies – creating systems that view wealth holistically, are in the right relationship, seeking balance and honoring robust circulation and edge effect.
I am keen that our fundraising circle and solutions, widen our relationships with mainstream and add value by creating a regenerative shared economy slowly transitioning us from donor dependency to self-sufficiency and in the long term building capacity to fund ecovillages, also creating systems to enhance ecovillage to ecovillage support, weaving more friendships.
Our first step would be to create a CoP – Community of Practice for fundraising and financial sustainability. We welcome all those who are interested in learning about creating a fundraising network focused on generating personal and community wealth and also exploring social enterprise and impact investment.
If you are inspired to volunteer with us and work as a fundraising freelance consultant, join our journey of reimaging, restructuring, and regenerating together.
Excited to connect and co-create abundance write to firstname.lastname@example.org
With a grateful heart, Love, and Light to all