Why GlobalGiving Reimagined The Way It Welcomes Partners

When we realized the Accelerator wasn’t the equitable nonprofit onboarding program we thought it was, we had to make a tough choice: keep iterating or rethink it altogether.


“The phrase, ‘Kill your darlings,’ gruesome as it may be, is common advice given to novice authors.

It refers to this action of eliminating beloved but unnecessary characters—or beloved storylines but unnecessary storylines. Because frankly, they’ve gotta go for the sake of the overall story.

The Accelerator program was a GlobalGiving darling.”

In this talk from the 2022 Feedback Labs Summit, GlobalGiving Senior Director of Evidence, Learning, and Innovation Alison Carlman shares how GlobalGiving committed to radically sharing power and trusted the community to rethink the organization’s process for welcoming new partners.

Want to learn more about GlobalGiving’s journey to becoming more community-led?


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