There are presently no open calls for applications.

GivingTuesday is building a new kind of learning collective 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. 

We are looking to support specific projects that are either 1) new, or 2) that add a new, scalable, or innovative dimension to work that is already being done. See here for some examples of past Starling projects.  

If selected, you’ll participate in the Starling Collective learning community, and receive coaching and peer support from GivingTuesday's global network of leaders, along with funds to fuel your work. We also ask that you complete a short form to share what you learned from the execution of your initiative.

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

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