799 karmaJoined Dec 2021Melbourne VIC, Australia


Head of Marketing at Giving What We Can

grace.adams @ givingwhatwecan.org


Thanks for this post Jenn! I think it's great to share perspectives from traditional non-profits! I think we should absolutely be trying our best to adopt what works really well at traditional non-profits. I think all the lessons you've raised make a lot of sense, and I'm especially passionate about the power of great customer service in all interactions! 

Answer by GraceAdamsMay 04, 2023112

Hey Spencer! Magnify Mentoring has 1) a fantastic mentoring program that supports women, non-binary and trans people (they also run an unrestricted round) and 2) a Slack space for all mentors and mentees who post job opportunities and aim to make connections!

I've been both a mentor and a mentee and have found a lot of value from the mentoring, as well as connecting with other people in the program.

I would definitely encourage you to apply for the next round when it's available!


Super excited to see this happening! 

Hi James, I just wanted to say that I think this post is great and is a helpful way to understand the different perspectives! I think it's critical for us to be listening to other groups who are also trying to create a better world. 

One idea I have in my mind (that is probably not well thought out at all) is that having a mix of activists and pragmatists might actually be the best solution to create change. In my mind, the activists are the visionaries who paint a picture of how the world could be, and the pragmatists in many cases are slowly making the change happen, across many fronts. Just a stray thought :)

I really enjoy reading your work and think it makes a valuable contribution!

Thanks Michelle - this was a wonderful reminder of how great a lot of the people in the community are.

Many recent events have shaken and deeply upset me, but I still remain committed to wanting to dedicate my life to helping others. 

People in this community have:

  •  been a large part in helping me to commit to the GWWC Pledge (one of the things I'm proudest of)
  • showed me how important it is to keep an open mind and explore possibilities outside of what I'm familiar with
  • helped me feel less alone in my commitment to veganism and to having a wide moral circle 

Lots of the connections I have made, I hope will become lifelong friends, and I expect a wider set of people will continue to inspire me throughout my life.

I donated 100USD :) Which is about 140AUD (which is the cost of a fancy dinner and drinks out here in Melbourne)

Thank you for taking the time to share this information during a terrible crisis. 

I've added a link to your post on our article on the GWWC website so people can find the organisations you've listed.

My heart is with you and your communities. 

Thanks Megan! Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks Nathan!! The success of your fundraiser with Émile has got me super excited about trying to do more fundraisers! 

Hi Ariel,

I agree with Ben below that there are a variety of plausible worldviews from which you could make decisions about giving to highly effective charities, and that being open to the variety of worldviews within the community is important.

I think both of the charities you've suggested are also great - but that doesn't diminish my excitement for what FEM does. I selected FEM specifically for Valentine's Day because it's focused on family planning - but I very well may pick some other organisations that empower and support women in other ways in the future.

[this comment, post and fundraiser are all done in my personal capacity]

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