Activating a base of donor organizers across race and class

Moving money to movements 

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We made this visual to show how the ten member funds in our network are using the Giving Project to move towards our vision of well-resourced liberation movements. GPN’s primary purpose is to build the capacity of Giving Project practitioners through an active peer learning community where we share innovations and adaptations. Grounded in our vision, priorities, and values, we evolve the Giving Project model within shifting conditions. We hope that anyone, anywhere can do a Giving Project and our secondary purpose is to support replication efforts.

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Graphic by Karla Rojas

Giving Project Network Staff

Tracy Gagnon (she/her)

Co- Director

Sian Miranda Singh OFaolAin (she/her)

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Co-Director

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Tracy leads the Giving Project Network's collaborative, internal learning community of Giving Project practitioners and the onboarding of new member funds into the Network. Tracy brings first hand experience into the Network as a Giving Project alum as well as an expansive view of the model across all ten Network Funds. She designs and facilitates interactive gatherings, both in person and virtually, to connect practitioners and create new possibilities together.

 

Tracy joined GPN in 2019 after working in food justice across Oregon and Alaska. In her free time you can find her baking cookies, walking her dog, playing tennis, reading novels, camping in the woods, and hosting dinner parties.

Sian leads the Giving Project Network's external work connecting with folks interested in piloting the model and building relationships with funding partners to support the Giving Project model and the network. Sian coordinates the GPN Steering Committee. 

 

Sian has worked as an organizer, facilitator, evaluator, and fundraiser within social justice organizations focused on economic justice and racial justice for over ten years. Trained in transformative organizing through Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD) and the Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO), Sian brings an intersectional, Black feminist perspective to her movement building work. Raised in the U.S. South with Afro-Caribbean and Irish family roots, she lives with her partner and daughters in New Orleans.   

"Participating in the Giving Project helped me relate with money, myself and my family in a new way.  Through the race-class analysis workshop and individual conversations within the project, I began to unravel the stories, fears and conflicts I had experienced regarding money.  I let go of the value judgments I placed on my access to money, and saw my class background in a larger context of historical events and cultural and social norms.  This enabled me to have more authentic conversations with both friends and family, as well as to step forward and use my resources in a way I feel good about—for  healing and social change." - Giving Project Participant, Social Justice Fund

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