Democracy Fund

The Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people.

Democracy Fund

Summer Strategy Retreat

Don’t worry, you’re in the right place! Thank you for planning to attend Democracy Fund’s 2016 Summer Strategy Retreat on Monday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 31st. We are excited to see you all and engage in a robust discussion about our future.

What did you just receive?
The clips you just received are a sneak peek at a possible future of politics in America. During this retreat we’re going to explore four very different “scenarios” that have been developed for this strategy retreat through research, interviews, and workshops.

What are scenarios and what is scenario planning?
Scenarios are stories about possible futures. In an uncertain time for American politics, the Democracy Fund has chosen to use scenario planning to take a longer view of the threats facing American democracy. We hope scenario planning will help us consider the unpredictable future and explore the strategic implications.

What is our objective?
Our objective in this retreat is to tap into your experience, creativity, and expertise to ensure the Democracy Fund remains focused on our mission, and is prepared to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

What’s coming?
Next week, you will receive a briefing book with a full retreat agenda, scenarios, background on scenario planning, biographies of our retreat participants, and other pre-read materials. We will share the materials digitally and in print.

What do we expect?
Throughout this retreat, we ask you to stay engaged, keep us on our toes, and help us shape the future of democracy in America. Your contributions during this retreat are an invaluable asset to our strategic planning, and we are grateful for your support and leadership.

Please contact Karla McLean at if you have any questions about transportation, lodging, or the retreat agenda.