Online: Thursday, March 21

10:30am - 12:00pm Pacific Time

Grab your dance shoes and join us for Flash TANGO! -- a high tempo 90-minute version of the wildly spirited Tango convening that the #NoRegrets team launched in 2021.

Designed for our Globetrotter Foundation grantees, Cienega Capital investees, and funder community, this dynamic online gathering will create a space for you to spark relationships, discover trusted partners, illuminate your role in the #NoRegrets ecosystem, and root your work in soil.


Flash TANGO! will dazzle yet again with a mix of learning, listening, and sharing together in groups and intentional dance pairs (i.e., one-to-one tangos) to ignite new connections and deepen current relationships. Please register by Monday, March 18. 

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— Reflections from TANGO Alumni —

"I love the structure and really appreciated the use of a beautiful and enlightening discussion to spark more discussions."

"It was beautifully facilitated. I loved connecting, being in community, and learning!"

"Tangos with such epic people! You were right! We all need to know one another to play and get some cool stuff done!"

"Tango astounded me with unprecedented thoughtfulness, capacity to create human connection, rejection of our regular frameworks of thought work, and a healthy mix of productivity, compassion, and magic."

"The curated tangos felt special, were quite generative... Nikki's style is of course energizing and grounding."

— Why TANGO? —


We see the #NoRegrets Initiative as an entanglement of relationships dancing within a beautiful ecosystem aimed at growing healthy soil and healthy communities. Our intention in offering Flash TANGO! is to bring us together face to (virtual) face, in a facilitated and juicy social dance to reorient ourselves to the rhythmic soundtrack of our collective work and engage with the community in which we thrive.


In a dance of Tango!, both partners have a role and responsibility. Our goal for Tango! is to reveal ourselves. For our part, that means dismantling the opaque veil of philanthropy and investment so you can see us, know us, and put us to work as your trusted dance partner. For your part, that means dismantling the insidious concept of scarcity so you can leap into joyful, coherent collaborations that mirror healthy ecosystem function.

— Agenda —

Our intention is to awaken, enliven and build trust among our network and to transcend our traditional silos so that we can embark on intersectional movement building. Here’s a taste of what’s to come during our facilitated 90 minutes together:

Let’s get curious about each other!  As Tango is a dance of two, everyone will be assigned DANCE PARTNERS from the #NoRegrets ecosystem — based on connections that we think would be fruitful, or at your specific request — for a one-to-one conversational “Tango!”. 

We have an abundance of expertise within the #NoRegrets ecosystem and we will highlight and LEARN about some of the exciting work being done around soil, community and connection to self.

We’ll meet the #NoRegrets Initiative Team - Sallie, Avery, Elaine, Esther, Karla, Megan, and Martha – and reveal who we are and what we do within the #NoRegrets ecosystem.

And when our time together concludes, we hope that you will leave with a full dance card of new relationships to power you forward in the next phase of your work.

— Facilitator —

Tango! will be guided by the #NoRegrets Team and lead with expert facilitation by Nikki Silvestri, founder of Soil & Shadow, and a master of fostering real interconnection:

If you’ve been lucky enough to experience facilitation by Nikki, you’ll know that she creates a brave space for sharing enlightened as well as difficult conversations and has an unparalleled ability to sense the room and shift energy when needed.  Nikki can keep a group on track, for hours at a time and have us all be happy about it!  She is a siren with a beckoning smile that lures you back into the room, back on topic and back on task, if you’re ever tempted to stray.  She can pull threads from the group’s intentions, weave them together and create a beautiful tapestry reflected back with systems-level thinking garnered from a wealth of experience that gifts the group clarity and ways to proceed.  Don’t think for a minute that you can hide when Nikki’s joy is captivating the room – she SEES YOU!  Nikki connects with each dancer in the room, having them feel seen, heard and special all while keeping a dynamic group choreography running beautifully with an end result that is mesmerizing, deep and inspiring.  And then there’s the little red wagon song… delivered with the full force of her sass and voice for an unforgettable experience of pure joy of being in a group enthusiastically singing with Nikki! 


— Register —

Flash TANGO! is for our current #NoRegrets grantee, investee and funder community. Please check your email for an announcement with the link to register. If you did not receive an email invitation, please reach out to [email protected].

Thank you!

— Questions? —

For questions, please contact Megan at [email protected]


— Conveners —

Flash TANGO! is a program of the Paicines Ranch Learning Center (PRLC) whose mission is to educate, inspire and connect people with new ideas and networks that advance healthy soil and healthy communities. Life in the soil is at the core of each gathering, convening and workshop that we hold. And the land is our key collaborator in the work to solve complex ecological and social problems. With our regenerative agricultural community, we are exploring and mapping a radically different path forward, and a commitment to educating ourselves.

The PRLC is a part of the #NoRegrets Initiative which is an integrated relationship-centered approach to land and asset management that uses a variety of capital – human, natural, investment, and philanthropic – to affect change in our agricultural food system.