Introduction

Jakki Behan

Movement Partnerships & Grantmaking Coordinator

Jakki Behan

Jakki Behan

Jakki Behan

Movement Partnerships & Grantmaking Coordinator

Jakki (she/her) joined Solidaire in 2017 to support operations and recently transitioned to become our Movement Partnerships & Grantmaking Coordinator, where her love for order and documentation shine. Her professional background is focused on operational optimization and project management with social justice organizations and technology startups. Jakki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Technology from the University of Minnesota. Originally from Wisconsin, she is currently a full-time nomad exploring the US with her partner and cats.

What Liberation Means to Jakki

Tell us why you do what you do.

Traditional grantmaking models can take ages to move money. We are trying to make grantmaking as painless and quick as possible while still being compliant so that our grantees can spend more time doing their amazing work.

What’s most important to you about being part of Solidaire?

I worked for many years with companies that did not align with my beliefs. At the end of the day, I’m proud of the work that I am doing to help create change in the world.

What does liberation mean to you?

To me, liberation means freedom from unnecessary restrictions and oppression.