How do I know if I’m a good candidate for the fellowship?
The Just Economy Institute seeks fellows who have:
- a demonstrated commitment to effect positive change and create a just economy
- a deep desire to learn and grow, both personally and professionally
- the ability to influence the flow of capital
- strong emotional intelligence
Is participation in all of the in-person gatherings required for the fellowship?
Yes, participation in all three of the in-person immersions is required. Online classes are recorded, and can be accessed any time.
What topics are covered during the fellowship program?
JEI programs and topics evolve based on the needs of each cohort. Concepts and discussions include:
- Financial Activism: Shifting the Flow of Capital & Power
- Restorative Economics: Building Shared Prosperity
- Integrated Capital: Investing in Economic Justice
- Wealth Psychology: Money & Purpose
- Catalytic Capital for Climate Solutions
- Community Wealth Building
- Pathways to Financial Well-Being
- Reparative Capital: Race & Money
- Social Justice Philanthropy
- The Power of Relationships: Influencing Funders & Gatekeepers
- Mindful Leadership: Practices for Change Agents
Is there financial support for potential fellows?
Program fees enable the Just Economy Institute to be financially sustainable. We do not provide scholarships, but we use a sliding scale fee and offer financial support to many fellows.
Does JEI help fellows access capital for projects?
The purpose of JEI is to connect, support and educate financial activists. We do not provide capital for projects.
How do alumni stay connected when the fellowship is over?
They stay connected through an online platform and bi-annual Zoom calls. Some fellows stay in touch via monthly calls.
What is a “Financial Activist”?
A financial activist works to activate capital in order to solve social and environmental problems, in the service of a just economy.