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Global Grassroots welcomes individual and group support for and engagement with our work. We invite you to peruse our offerings of resources and ideas for:

Change Agents
Partners and Contributors
Consciousness Practitioners

Our greatest need is always for fundraising so that we may continue to grow our work and fund new social projects benefiting women. There are numerous ways groups may get involved in sponsoring a project or conducting a fundraising event to help engage their community in supporting our programs.

Take the example of Cherokee Elementary School in Scottsdale, Arizona. An initiative led by parent and activist Jami Schulman has engaged students, teachers and the broader community in learning about water issues in Rwanda. The school designed their own water bottles which they then sold to raise money, which has helped launch the Have a Good Life water project in Rwanda.

For more fundraising ideas, such as how to host an African dinner party, or a screening of The Devil Came on Horseback, go to our site for Change Agents.

The Conscious Social Change (CSC) Certification Program provides an intensive and experience-based training in the methods, philosophy, skills and frameworks of Conscious Social Change, preparing new CSC Practitioners to integrate Global Grassroots' approaches into their own professional work and/or lead or provide technical support for Global Grassroots' core programs. The CSC Certification Program is a three-part training program delivered over 15 months. Click here to download an overview of the program and contact us to register for our next course:

Founder, Gretchen Wallace is now offering an uAcademy for Conscious Change course for university students. Our inaugural program was offered at Dartmouth College in 2012 in partnership with the Dickey Center for International Understanding and the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy as an eight week social venture incubator, where students learned to apply our tools, methodology, skills and frameworks in conscious social change to design new ideas and serve as mindful leaders and change agents in their home communities and abroad. In 2014, our curriculum was offered at the University of Virginia as an accredited course during an eight-day, January-term intensive, and in 2013 as a May five-day intensive for students embarking upon summer service learning projects. These courses were offered in partnership with UVA's Center for Contemplative Science and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Our engaging new program represents a unique fusion of personal leadership, global citizenship, and international development. If you are interested in bringing the uAcademy to your campus, email us at:

Global Grassroots feels it is critically important to help break down the disconnect that often exists between those living in the West and the underserved women we support in Africa. One way to help people feel more connected is to host an awareness-raising event or form a circle in your community that will make a commitment to personal and societal transformation. In addition to all the ideas contained in the Change Agents section of our site, consider inviting Global Grassroots founder, Gretchen Wallace, to host a workshop or speak at your event.

For Speaking Engagements:
Contact Julie O'Keefe at GDA Speakers 214.420.5105

For Conscious Social Change Workshops:
Email us at to learn more.

We rarely accept volunteers outside of our certified Conscious Social Change Practitioners, whom we train and then engage to deliver our programs overseas, provide coaching to our venture teams and offer technical support for our eAcademy users. If you are interested in volunteering in the US on a specific project basis, please download and submit our volunteer application with your resume.

Our Wishlist

If you don't need them anymore, consider donating the following items as gifts in kind:

  • Laptop computers
  • Video cameras and tripods for our film projects
  • Airline miles
  • HP 21 and 22 printer cartridges
  • Free international shipping


If you are interested in volunteering, please download and submit the following volunteer application with your resume to

Download Volunteer Application (.doc)

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