GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed the way it approaches its work as ‘the world’s largest crowdfunding community’.
Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving. Photo: Reginald Cunningham.
So Alliance called up CEO Alix Guerrier, who joined GlobalGiving in 2018 from a background in education, to explore questions about the influence of the pandemic, GlobalGiving’s work with the neutrality paradox, and what changes institutional philanthropy should be considering as it looks at crowdfunding and grassroots movements.
Elika Roohi: The health crisis over this past year has laid bare all the gaps in the systems that provide social care in our societies, but at the same time it also led to a proliferation of local, grass-roots movements and mutual aid organisations for communities to take care of their own. As the CEO of GlobalGiving can you tell us about GlobalGiving’s response to the events of the last year?