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GivingTuesday is building a new kind of learning fellowship for grassroots leaders to discover and share best practices for increasing generosity and driving systems change.

The Starling Collective is designed to identify creative, passionate leaders who are working to accelerate particularly innovative approaches to catalyzing generosity, empathy, equity and justice. We want to arm Starling participants with the tools to rapidly implement these ideas.

GivingTuesday's Starling Collective welcomes innovators of all backgrounds, breaking down the barriers that often leave diverse voices and nontraditional movement builders on the sidelines. We encourage experimentation and sharing of both successes and failures so we can all learn from each other.

If selected, you’ll participate in a 6-month Starling Collective learning community, and receive training, coaching, and peer support from experts as well as GivingTuesday's global network of leaders. You’ll channel your learnings into your own work to grow generosity. In early 2022, you will have the opportunity to pitch your initiative for a chance to receive additional funding.

Ready to create positive change and learn along with us? We want to hear from you!


Applications must be received by September 1, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

All applicants will be notified as to whether or not they've been accepted into the program by October 8, 2021.

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Please note: all Starlings will receive a $2000USD grant for their participation in the Starling Collective. GivingTuesday does not offer advice to recipients on reporting obligations or tax liabilities, but please do take into consideration any taxes that might be levied by your country. You may choose to have funds go towards either yourself or your organization.