Report by Shiree Teng and Tom Pyun, Independent Consultants
Reviewed Solidaire Network’s library, including Board memos, Executive Director performance reviews, press clippings, website, and other external communications materials.
Conducted 19 one-on-one interviews and 12 mini-focus groups that included 27 Beloved Friday participants. Facilitated two Board meetings to garner feedback.
Conducted an online survey with Solidaire members to share their giving history toward social change movements from 2019-21 and projected giving from 2022-24 (n=25). Synthesized online survey results from Movement Partners (n=36).
Estimated projected giving for 2022-2024 was based on an anonymous survey of 24 Members with highest and lowest values removed, then extrapolated to 2/3rds of the present number of Members. We consider this a conservative estimate as it does not account for any future Members who may join the network.
We acknowledge at least two limitations to the contents of this learning and [e]valuation review, and they both have to do with choice-making with available resources. The first is we did not hear from movement organizations that are not already in the Solidaire Network. Similarly, we did not speak with foundation representatives that are not already a part of Solidaire.
So Much Gratitude
Thank you to our 19 Solidaire Members who we interviewed for your candor, insights and love for Solidaire:
Deb Hayes Stone
*Also participated in the Beloved Friday focus group.
And our appreciations to the 27 Beloved Friday mini-focus group participants for sharing your perspectives and reflections:
Isaac Lev Szmonko
James (Jom) Michel
Laura M. Flynn
Photos and illustrations
Photo in the report header is by Mariyah Shahrin / Scop.io
Photos in section headings for Reflections & Learnings, for Moving Forward, and Conclusion are licensed from Brooke Anderson Photography / @movementphotographer
Illustration elements of vintage dandelions and meadow plants are licensed from @alenamilolika
Illustrated Afro-futurist elements are licensed from @kris.vibe