Slought recognizes the power of formal and informal infrastructures, partnerships, and economies. We are committed to developing an organizational model that is inclusive of both and finds value in each. This approach negotiates the tension between grassroots activities and complex organizations, which often approach power, money, and institutionality differently.
As a small, volunteer organization, we find resilience in the reciprocal exchange of time, knowledge, and community, and recognize the value of small donations. As a partner to complex organizations, we are committed to accountability and the transparent distribution of their financial and institutional resources.
For over ten years, this alternative approach to organizational sustainability has enabled us to uphold our values and our commitment to thinking differently.