Transfer and Cancellation Policy

We understand schedules for social change leaders can change, so we have developed the following transfer and cancellation policies to accommodate that reality, as well as maintain the Billions Institute’s financial sustainability.


If you are enrolled in the Skid Row School and would like to transfer your enrollment to a later date, please notify the Billions Institute as soon as possible in order to enable applicants on the waiting list to participate. Only one transfer is permitted, and must be fulfilled within one year of the original training. The following policy applies:

If you transfer… Then…
60 days or more prior to the start date of the Skid Row School 100% of tuition will be applied to the new session
Less than 60 days prior to the start date of the Skid Row School A $100 transfer fee per person will be charged

If you do not fulfill your enrollment within one of the next three available schools, your enrollment will be cancelled and your tuition will not be reimbursed.

If a family emergency or similar circumstance prevents your attendance, please contact the Billions Institute immediately. Each case will be handled individually.


Billions Institute must receive notice of cancellation by email.  The following policy applies:

If you cancel… Then…
60 days or more prior to the start date of the Skid Row School 90% of the tuition will be reimbursed.
Less than 60 days prior to the start date of the Skid Row School 70% of the tuition will be reimbursed.

You may always substitute one staff member for another at no fee, simply notify us via email with the name of the new attendee.

The Billions Institute reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Billions Institute cancels a program, we will work with you to transfer your enrollment to another session (without a transfer fee) or you will receive a full refund for your tuition.

“I knew that leading large-scale change would be exhilarating work. What I didn’t know was that it could also feel incredibly isolating. Skid Row School gave me a community to call “home” in this crazy journey — a safe harbor to openly discuss challenges and barriers, to try on new ways of thinking, seeing and doing, to confront my own fears and biases, and to be inspired by the sheer humanity and ambition represented in the room.” ~ Eunice Nicols, Vice President at

“Being a change agent in the world is a fullKatie Hongcontact sport and requires that you bring your best in mind, body and spirit. If you want to be a more effective change agent and do the work in community with other incredible change agents, then I would HIGHLY recommend the Skid Row School. This has been a transformational experience and I love being part of the Skid Row School community.”             ~ Katie Hong, Director of Raikes Foundation

Maša Užičanin “This seminar translates large-scale change into a set of concrete actions you can take tomorrow. If you’re looking to go beyond theory then this is the training for you. The faculty have done the hard work of large-scale change which makes all the difference. Their shared experiences of collective successes, and failures, inspired and reignited my flame and made me believe that the change I personally want to see is possible after all.” ~ Maša Užičanin, Executive Director of Sevenzo

Holmes Hummel “Devoting a week to this smart, structured process advanced our work by light years” ~ Holmes Hummel, Clean Energy Work

Marc Skvirsky “The passion, creativity, and skillful facilitation was evident and  energizing every minute of the workshop – no small feat with a room full of seasoned professionals. I left with so many innovative tools and strategies that will assist our organization as we scale to have an even greater impact in helping to create a more just society.”~ Marc Skvirsky, VP Facing History and Ourselves 

Jenn Hoos Rothberg“This is truly a “master class” for large-scale social change. I will look back on my experience as a catalyst in my own work and personal transformation. I will be able to apply this approach and lessons learned throughout my life.” ~Jenn Hoos Rothberg, Executive Director, Einhorn Family Charitable Trust

Tom Low Playworks (1) “This is not death by PowerPoint! This is all about doing: ideating, testing, piloting and iterating. As a practitioner of nonprofit scaling and systems transformation, I found the Billions approach, supported by the Switch framework, gave me the confidence that leading transformative scale is indeed possible.” ~ Tom Low, Chief Financial Officer, Playworks

Mary Tobin “I keep bragging about the Skid Row School and how it was literally the BEST training I’ve ever been to. Becky is every good thing anyone has ever said about her. Thank you for being so authentic and selfless in your desire to share your experiences with all of us. You made me feel like I can literally change the world and that’s just what I plan to do.” ~ Mary Tobin, Director, Brownsville Partnership

Amy Baker “I say this without hyperbole – this was the best training I’ve ever been to. It felt complete and whole to all sides of what it takes to pull off large-scale social change. It’s not just the strategy and aim; it’s also as importantly how you function as a human being and leader. Somehow the “fluffy” stuff didn’t feel fluffy, and that was a huge benefit. I felt like I was in a room of “do-ers” not a room of consultants, and that shared vibe was as palpable as it was helpful.~Amy Baker, Managing Director at Service Nation


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