Storytelling is still so important for cultural context and conveying messages to diverse groups. The Giving Net‘s success is partially because they foster space for people to convene and tell their stories. Through story telling, people learn, find common ground, are empowered, and social change can be created.
The Giving Net, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was founded by Arkansas native, Andrea Price, in 2013. After growing up in the Delta, working throughout the South on community-based initiatives and on community development projects, she saw a great need for an organization that focuses on empowering citizens to have a voice in their neighborhoods, communities, state, nation and world. Thus, The Giving Net was born. The power to strengthen our communities lies within people who are connected to each other, informed about the issues that affect them and are willing to use their strengths for good. The Giving Net works to empower people and ultimately strengthen communities.
The Giving Net’s “doing” is designed to encourage citizens, of all ages, to give their time, talent and other resources to causes that strengthen communities. The Giving Net hosts a Radio Show where guests from around the world share their personal stories of service and civic action.
The Giving Net designs and facilitates conversations and action based planning sessions for
- Local governments
- Faith-based institutions
- Educational institutions
- Political candidates
- or others seeking to use collective, citizen power for change.
The Giving Net shares information, ideas and stories about civic engagement via our Blog. The Giving Net host and co-host public programs related to civic life, philanthropy, justice and social change.
Listen to Gregg Potter, Project Kinect’s Founder, on The Giving Net’s radio show.