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Welcome to
The Collective

A gathering of changemakers to

unleash purpose and reignite big vision

October 21-24, 2024

At the Kona Kai Resort and Spa

San Diego, CA

Gathering Details

Facilitation Info 

Travel & Venue

Leaders from all levels in philanthropic, non-profit, network groups, and justice-focused organizations are invited to join The Collective - a professional development experience to recharge, connect with other purpose-motivated changemakers, and reignite your big vision.


This space welcomes people from all backgrounds and career levels who are looking to invest in their personal and professional development.  

To foster deep connection and personal attention, space is limited for this gathering.


Registration opens in May 2024. 

What You'll Experience

Coaching and Encouragement: Benefit from Bina’s specialized coaching during and after The Collective. Her practice is known for helping every changemaker find their purpose, take action by using creative and impactful tools, and make progress on strategic efforts to advance equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression. Attendees will also have a 1:1 coaching session post The Collective to support your leadership and purpose. 

Community Growth: Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of connection, collaboration, and camaraderie. Engage with like-minded individuals who share your passion for creating a positive impact to change the world. Together, we will grow The Collective community and inspire one another to reimagine what is possible.

Replenishment for Body and Soul: Indulge in exquisite culinary delights, savoring the finest flavors crafted with love and care locally. At the Kona Kai resort, you will experience the perfect balance of nourishing meals and an enchanting and soul-nourishing ambiance, ensuring you are replenished in every way.

Recharge and Strategize: Embrace the power of rest, nourishment, and spaciousness to more deeply activate your radical vision of what is possible. This retreat encourages you to step away from the chaos of everyday life, allowing your mind and spirit to recharge and reimagine what is possible; discovering the ability to dream big, embrace boldness, build changemaking strategies, and ignite radical change within yourself and your work. 

Don't miss this opportunity to come together with others on this purpose-filled retreat experience and community. 

Why The Collective?

We need us. This space has been created specifically in response to the need Bina has heard from changemakers around the world feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, and in need of time and support to be more strategic in how they create change in their organizations and how they further catalyze their leadership.

Over the course of three days with other purposeful and values-aligned leaders from philanthropic and non-profit organizations, you’ll experience: 

  • A growing community of leaders investing in innovative, bold, and impactful strategies. 

  • Time to share and gather insights and practices from leaders working to advance anti-oppression, anti-white supremacy, and inclusion. 

  • A shared space that supports clarity of thought, creative thinking, and strategy development that advances changemaking in service of your organizational mission and the communities you serve. 

  • Support in amplifying your leadership and purpose.

Bina M. Patel is most well-known for her facilitation and coaching approach — one that focuses on more holistically building unencumbered leadership to advance collective good. With over 25 years of experience working with cross-sector leaders who are committed to equity and inclusion, the gatherings she facilitates are unapologetically in service to collective progress, liberation, and making measurable change for all communities experiencing oppression and marginalization. Her facilitation and coaching creates growth for leaders looking to amplify impactful work. She is also a certified mindfulness coach, which allows participants in her gatherings to benefit from practices that reduce stress and amplify presence.  

If you are formally or informally taking on work at any level — that includes DEI, anti-racism, belonging, and racial equity within your organization as a community leader or in practice of deeping your allyship — this space is for you. 

A few things to note about specific practices and learning modules The Collective will cover: 

  • Best practices for creating a culture of care

  • Anti-Oppression 

  • Purpose rooted leadership 

  • Cross-sector and peer learning  

  • Strategic Visioning for tangible work in 2024



$1475.00 USD per person

(airfare and hotel not included)

Registration closes Oct 9, 2023.

After you complete your registration for the gathering, reach out via the link below or by phone to confirm your lodging reservation directly with Kona Kai Resort and Spa.

Kona Kai Reservations Details

Reservation Link: The Collective, a Saathi Studio

You can also call the Kona Kai Resort and Spa reservations line at 1-800-566-2524, mention you are with The Collective, a Saathi Studio.

The group rate will be available until Monday, October 9, 2023.  

** If the room block is full or you get an error using the online link, please email

The Collective gathering will open on the evening of Tuesday, Nov 7 and adjourn at lunch on Friday, Nov 10.

We'll be meeting at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort and Spa. This beautiful waterfront venue is the perfect setting for The Collective.  

The resort is located 10 minutes from San Diego International Airport. 

Refunds are not available for this event.  

Registration is closed. 

Reach out to with any questions. 

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