Building strong leaders for the movement is key to achieving social change. Leadership development can look a variety of ways, including structured programs to models that incorporate leadership development in all aspects of the work. This Giving Project will support organizations and groups who develop the leadership of those most directly impacted by the issues they work on, and whose leadership development work has a clear connection to how they make structural change. (Seattle Giving Project open to Alumni Only)
Intro Session: June 8 10am – 5pm
- Get to know one another
- Establish commitments, expectations, and goals
- Set foundation for further work
Screening: July 13 10am – 5pm
- Democratic grantmaking process to decide which applicants will get site visits
**Site visits as scheduled (participants commit to at least one)
Community Building: August 3 2pm – 5pm
- Political education and social event
Final Decisions: September 21 10am – 5pm
- Democratic grantmaking process to review site visit reports, discuss finalists, and choose grantees
Wrap Party: October 2 6pm – 9pm
- Celebrate our success and evaluate the process
Giving project structure
- All Giving Projects have the same basic structure:
- A cross-class, multiracial group of 15-25 volunteers commits to the entire process.
- Each person makes a meaningful gift — whatever that means for you.
- Through workshops and trainings we develop a shared analysis of race, class, and the issue focus of this Giving Project.
- We train you in grassroots fundraising and provide lots of hands-on support as you raise money from your friends and family.
- We train you in our grantmaking process and support you as you read and score proposals, participate in site visits, make collective deicisions, and move money to some of the most inspiring, effective social change work in the region.