What unique role does the Robinwood Center play in the region? The Robinwood Center is a hub for work related to our mission statement. We welcome partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to offer programming and a venue. Our approach is different than most non-profits because we will build relationships in the Seacoast and our work will come out of those relationships. Although we have the big picture of what we will become, the details will be co-created and informed by the needs of the community.
How do decisions get made at the Robinwood Center? Decisions about big picture programming are made through the Robinwood Center Board of Directors. Daily decisions about the programming are made by the Board Chair and Founder, Sophie Saltonstall. Sophie donates all of her time to the organization.
What is the center working on now? In 2021, we are excited to be hosting a few COVID-safe events in the barn. On the fourth Saturday of each summer month (June, July, and August) we are hosting movie series featuring films that center the Black experience, the Indigenous American experience, and climate justice. September will feature a personal storytelling series. We are continuing to foster the relationships with partners that we developed in the past year and hope to deepen future community building efforts on the Seacoast.
Can I use the facilities and how do I arrange that? Yes- you can rent space in our barn or land. Email Sophie at email@example.com for more information. Please include what your proposal is and how much you are able to pay. For community events that are in line with our mission statement, we will be able to work with you on the price for what you can pay. For private events, email Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your plans and pricing options.
What populations are being served? The Seacoast of New Hampshire and the tip of Maine are the focus areas, but all are welcome to come to our events. Our intention is to build relationships with both privileged folks in the region and with organizations that are serving less privileged communities so that we can collectively use our privilege for good. We will build relationships with organizations that need support so when there is an ask, we can leverage our access to resources to support them and their work.
What does the Robinwood Center offer to other non-profits or organizing groups? We can offer extremely reduced rates to rent our barn space and land. We are also happy to use our newsletter to promote other groups events.
What is the Robinwood Center's Theory of Change? We believe that enriching the community through deeper connections and partnerships, both individually and organizationally will lead to a better world. In a time of fear, disconnection, and anxiety, the Robinwood Center offers a salve to the detrimental systems in our world.
What's the relationship between the Saltonstall Farm and the Robinwood Center? The Saltonstall Farm is the location; it is the host farm. The Robinwood Center rents space from the Saltonstall Farm. The Saltonstall Farm offers private events in the barn, income from which will subsidize the Robinwood Center events.
Feel inspired? Want to get involved? Drop us a line, sign up for the newsletter, give us input, and come to our events!