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Deep Adaptation Forum


Connecting people, in all spheres of life, to foster mutual support and collaboration in the process of anticipating, observing, and experiencing societal disruption and collapse.


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Donors who give regularly hold the door open for new people. Your support ensures DAF continues to serve as a vital resource for compassionate list... Read more

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Support the following initiatives from Deep Adaptation Forum.

Embodying the 4R’s of Deep Adaptation, this 6 month project seeks to bring attention and raise fu...

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To create and maintain spaces for the DAF community to interact, learn, share, and be.
Rediscovering what it means to be human together in the physical world.
Please consider a meaningful acknowledgement of DAF facilitators' time and expertise, which they ...
Our Diversity & Decolonising Circle is a restricted project with an express commitment to promoti...


Deep Adaptation Forum is hosting the following events.

Past event
12:00 AM UTC
A course on Deep Listening, with Katie Carr
Past event
03:00 PM UTC
Let's explore white privilege and systemic racism in our lives, and how they show up.
Past event
03:00 PM UTC
A course for those who wish to confidently hold space for Deep Relating, with Maria Perkins
Past event
09:00 AM UTC
A course on Deep Listening, with Katie Carr.

Deep Adaptation Forum is all of us

Our contributors 425

Thank you for supporting Deep Adaptation Forum.

Kathryn Soares


£1,145 GBP

Sarah Heynen


£1,000 GBP

Dorian Cave


£254 GBP

The Schumache...

One-time Contribution

£20,443 GBP

Roots to Reach Appeal

£5,150 GBP

Jack Heynen

Roots to Reach Appeal

£2,500 GBP

Terry LePage

Roots to Reach Appeal

£2,370 GBP

Jonathan Gosling

Roots to Reach Appeal

£1,600 GBP

Jane Dwinell

Recurring Donations

£1,150 GBP

Fernando Garc...

Recurring Donations

£1,150 GBP

Carolee Bol

Recurring Donations

£1,050 GBP

Jem Bendell

One-time Contribution

£1,000 GBP


Help us make a difference in the world!

How we prepare and adapt to the convergent crises overwhelming the planet will make a critical difference to how the future unfolds. Deep Adaptation Forum is having a transformative impact, enabling members and participants to travel through grief, anxiety, and despair, and join a community facing the truth of what is with curiosity, compassion, and respect. By embracing our interconnectedness with one another and our environment, we embark on a conscious journey of solidarity, breaking a cycle of bewilderment and aggression and replacing it with opportunities for generative dialogue, listening, and learning.

DAF’s platforms and activities promote and encourage critical conversations about personal and practical adaptations that foster deeper emotional and psychological resilience. Our unique mission comes from the fact that we have moved beyond ‘managing’ the impacts of a changing climate, seeking ‘sustainable’ outcomes, adhering to false narratives about ‘progress’ and ‘development,’ or maintaining a deeply inequitable status quo. Instead we aim to generate and communicate knowledge, exchange information, build out interpersonal networks, and enable positive action.

DAF helps people face troubling and uncertain times calmly, creatively, and decisively. Our platforms and activities, and the participant-led projects we nurture, help members to make renewed - and even radical - commitments and contributions to life.

Here’s how you can help!

We run primarily on the human-powered fuel of dedicated volunteers. (Hopefully, dear reader, you are one of them!) DAF also has a core team of five part-time freelancers who receive stipends in exchange for the expertise and passion, which they combine with the sweat-equity of volunteers in order to share Deep Adaptation with those yet feeling isolated and adrift. Modest contributions and gifts of every size are leveraged to offer the respite and renewed purpose that our community provides.

If you feel our work has brought value to you and you believe it’s important for it to continue - and if you possess the means to make a financial contribution now - we would be so grateful.

Here’s what we’ll do with your donation:

We will invest in the people and platforms that help build awareness, support our affinity groups and volunteers, enable online and also in-person community (when again possible to do so), and provide professional and educational resources that will help bring DAF messaging into settings where they may have an important influence. In short, you will help provide the ideas, tools, and systems that allow collapse-aware individuals to take empowered action.

We are committed to co-creation and emergence; your support will enable us to continue to involve members to shape our strategy, so we can best serve our communities and stay relevant and responsive.

And be assured that every donation will be rapidly and wisely put to good use. DAF runs lean, with minimal financial reserves on hand month to month.

Anything else?

Presumably you are here because you wish to support Deep Adaptation Forum. Please carry through on that goal, with our deepest thanks! If you would like more information, visit us at the DAF website, where you can also find links to all of our social media accounts. One particular page on our website bears special mention: Our Charter, which shapes and guides how we strive to interact as a community and as individuals.  

For individual assistance please contact

Thank you!

Given more support, we have a chance to reach a critical mass, and make Deep Adaptation blossom into a genuine social movement with impacts reaching far and wide, beyond borders, cultures, and social classes. We have the opportunity to become a catalyst for peace and positive transformation in an increasingly fragmented world.

We are so grateful for financial contributions, and yet we value more than anything the joy and warmth with which we nurture each other, our community, and this beautiful planet that sustains us. Thank you for your generous spirit and all the ways you share your gifts with the world.

All funds are administered by our fiscal sponsor, the Schumacher Institute, a registered UK charity. 
Company No: 6606284
Registered Office: Create Centre, Smeaton Road BRISTOL, BS1 6XN
Registered charity number: 1144674

Our team


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Diversity & Decolonizing Solida...

Credit from Mary Cotter to Diversity & Decolonizing Solidarity Project

Contribution #616518
Monthly financial contribution to Deep Adaptation Forum (...

Credit from Greg Undeen to Deep Adaptation Forum

Contribution #615215
-€440.00 EUR
~ £386.73 GBP
Invoice #118969
Today’s balance

£185.14 GBP

Total raised

£78,947.60 GBP

Total disbursed

£78,762.46 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£46,036.93 GBP


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Deep Adaptation Forum

Updates on our activities and progress.

Deep Adaptation Gratitude Month - August 2022

Dear DAF Supporter, I am grateful. For you. For your presence in the Deep Adaptation community, and for choosing to support Deep Adaptation financially. Thank you. Your generosity is multiplied many times over through the dedication of volu...
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Published on August 3, 2022 by Kathryn Soares

Good news - a 'New DAF Space' is emerging!

Dear Deep Adaptation Forum supporter, We’re excited to tell you that DAF is about to make some big changes. Following a year and a half of rich conversations between a group of DAF volunteers and Core Team members, we’ll be introducing new...
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Published on June 20, 2022 by Dorian Cave

Encores to Once You Know

Your support in December and early January helped Deep Adaptation Forum enter the new year with the momentum that only a robust community can provide. With deep appreciation for your contributions, we share a presentation of our 2021 effort...
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Published on January 9, 2022 by Tom Schloegel


Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Fiscal Hosting for Malawi Innovative Program

Published on July 13, 2022 by Joseph Njeula

Teach For Malawi is a local Non-Governmental Organisation registered in Malawi to ensure systemically marginalised children in Malawi have access to excellent education, support and opportunities to shape a better future for themselves, the...

A DAF video 'explainer'

Published on March 29, 2021 by Tom Schloegel

Please view the video here:

Thank you!

Published on March 2, 2021 by Tom Schloegel

Aimee, Nenad, David, Kat, and Tom - DAF appreciates your donations! ·