About The Wildfire Project

Wildfire supports social movements to thrive as they navigate the rapidly shifting instability of the current social, political, economic, and spiritual terrain of change. We strengthen movements by spreading a culture of powerful groups – groups that know how to strategize, are grounded in history and their vision, have healthy internal practices, know how to build across identity and movement silos, and are prepared to thrive and win.

We take groups and individuals through creative, experiential, long-term processes that help them shift their own group cultures, and then equip them with the tools, experience, and skills needed to do that work with their bases, and across the movement as a whole. Our programs prepare these groups and individuals to lead the movement toward its own potential – to help us all become become big, bold, visionary, and strategic enough to win the world we all deserve.

“At a time of serial economic and ecological crisis, Wildfire is giving our movements crucial tools and structures to protect themselves — to not only fight back disaster capitalism but to put forward real solutions that reduce inequality and make us all safe in the future.  I don’t know of anything else out there like it. “
– Naomi Klein Activist, Author and Wildfire Advisory Board Member

Wildfire Trainers

Our team of elicitive facilitators are rooted in different social movement sectors. We have developed our facilitation skills as organizers, campaigners, and practitioners building movements for Black Liberation, Immigrant Rights, Ecological/Climate Justice, Queer Liberation, Housing Justice, Youth Empowerment, and Racial & Economic Justice.

Our team is special because we use each of these distinct sectoral vantage points to develop deep aligned analysis and strategy to serve organizations holistically, blending best practices from different approaches to social change, and different perspectives on the current terrain.

We use experiential, democratic pedagogical approaches to elicit the wisdom already present in groups, and pair that with decades of expertise to support groups and individuals to become their most powerful selves. Much of our team comes from the grassroots leadership of groups we have supported, reinforcing Wildfire’s model of being led by our base.

Groups We've Worked With

Wildfire builds long-term relationships with groups across issues, and builds programs specific to their needs. We work hard to make our programs affordable for groups and free for participants by keeping our costs low and engaging in joint fundraising for programs where possible.

Below are some of the groups we’ve worked with:

Advisory Board Members

Wildfire is grateful to have the support of an esteemed board of writers, thought leaders, organizers, trainers, activists, artists and facilitators. The hundreds of years of experience between them helps to guide Wildfire’s direction, strategy and practices.

Check out our advisory board below.

After one of our retreats with Wildfire, I had this feeling in my body of absolute ease and openness, clarity about who we were, and confidence in the possibility of who we could become. It felt a little bit like magic.
-Varshini Prakash, Divestment Student Network, Wildfire Program Alum

Let's start a fire

Contact us if you want Wildfire to consult with or train your group, you've got a media request, you have special questions, or if you just want to talk.

“The Wildfire Project changed my life. It is part of the reason I have been able to step into action and continue to grow. Wildfire opened my heart and mind to my power.”
– Lena Gardner, Black Lives Matter MN