GlobalGiving was founded on the principle that good ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time. That’s why we want to hear your ideas.
GlobalGiving is introducing a new fellowship, called Community Voices, to elevate and amplify the ideas of nonprofit partners in the GlobalGiving community. The program will focus on nonprofit partners from countries in the global majority and underrepresented in the mainstream media. We want to help you share your perspectives in response to current events and climate action, gender equality, disaster response, health, education, economic growth, child protection, and justice + human rights.
Community Voices is an eight-month fellowship that will support invited nonprofit partners in the GlobalGiving community to develop written pieces that will be published here in GlobalGiving’s content hub, the Learn Library. The Learn Library attracts approximately 1 million views every year, and each fellow’s published work will also be shared with an audience of hundreds of thousands via GlobalGiving’s social media and email channels, as well as promoted through media outreach.
GlobalGiving will invite a cohort of six individuals from our nonprofit partner community to participate in the Community Voices fellowship from May-December 2023.
For the Community Voices fellowship to be a great fit, applicants should:
In addition, the ideal candidate would be able to:
The OpEd Project will be GlobalGiving’s external training partner for Community Voices fellows, and the fellow’s tuition will be covered by GlobalGiving.
Community Voices fellows will participate in a two-day intensive virtual Write to Change the World workshop. This workshop is based on time-tested models of transformational learning, designed to unlock knowledge in powerful and unexpected ways. We explore the source of credibility; the patterns and elements of persuasion; the difference between being “right” and being effective; how to preach beyond the choir; and how to think bigger about what you know—to have more impact in the world. Participants emerge with concrete results (op-ed drafts and more), and access to our national network of journalist mentors for individual follow-up. Our workshops are also designed to inspire and cultivate a greater sense of social responsibility by clarifying our potential impact on the world.
In April 2020 we went 100% virtual, which has allowed for an exhilarating learning experience – with participants joining us across geography, time, and an enormous range of identities, voices, and ideas. We now typically welcome global cohorts of 50+ people, and we break into smaller cohorts of ten for discovery-based work, in which participants learn by doing. As always, our model is based on discovery through group interaction, so we ask participants to show up and participate in full.
Upon completing the Write to Change the World workshop, fellows will also have the opportunity to complete the two-day Accelerating Ideas advanced workshop.
GlobalGiving will also lead a two-hour training session for fellows on the internal content production process.
Members of GlobalGiving’s Marketing and Communications team will offer support to guide fellows in framing their contributions for the Learn Library and will manage the technical aspects of publishing.
Applications for the Community Voices fellowship will be accepted through this survey from April 1-17, 2023.
Responses will be shared with the GlobalGiving invitation committee and reviewed from April 18-May 5, 2023.
Six applicants will be notified of their invitation to join as a Community Voices fellow and communicate their acceptance between May 8-12, 2023.
Training will take place from May 15-31, 2023 with two options for participation in The OpEd Project training:
The written content contribution period will begin in June and last until November 30, 2023.
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