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Gabrielle S.

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Review for Pachamama Alliance, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a volunteer for nearly four years and now am working in a paid role at Pachamama Alliance. I am passionate about their work and am proud to have worked with them for so long.

The organization and all its' programs are the most grounded, committed, courageous, inspiring, bold, beautiful efforts I have ever worked with.

Activism work is often as the agitated activist which is not often effective at waking people up to where we are in the world and where we need to go. It also creates stress on the activist. And life is stressful enough! Pachamama Alliance brings a sacred foundation to this work. They make no one wrong or evil. And they do this while also creating a sense of urgency.

Their mission of a sustainable, just and fulfilling human presence is now a guiding principle for my life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I meet people all the time who are shifting their values and taking action from the local to global level. I work with ATD communities around the world and I see what it has shifted in their lives as well as their communities. Changing the dream of the modern world is a big task. It is difficult to measure, but the organizations that are coming together, the changes people are making in their own lives and in their communities are all demonstrations of what this works calls forth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help it grow its staff. Too few people are doing too much. It is growing rapidly around the world and has done a great job maintaining a simple office and small staff. But expanding to have teams around the world would support efforts on more local levels.

Role:  Volunteer & Facilitator of the ATD, CTD Symposium, Facilitator Training Leader, Co-Organized the 2010 Leadership Summit and now am the Community Support & Expansion Manager.