This is part of a series of interview/conversations with people involved in collaborative and democratic approaches to moving money in service to a Just Transition.
These sessions are part of a discovery process that will inform the design of an "action-learning lab" in 2021 to support collaborative funding practices for networks and organizations. Learn more about this inquiry on the Now What?! Invitations blog here.
Ariel is an educator and organization builder. She loves messy problem solving, strategic thinking and DIY hacking whether she is upcycling cashmere baby clothes, or helping grow an organization through the bootstrapping phase. As the Managing Director for CED, Ariel partners in stewarding strategy, operations and culture for CED, and is the lead program manager for the Solidarity Economy Initiative, and the organization’s training and technical assistance work.
Prior to her time at CED, Ariel worked in social justice education, at the intersection of nonprofits and higher education, and supported local economic development work as a volunteer in Somerville, MA and Southeastern Vermont. Ariel practices solidarity economy in daily life through cooperative community gardening, collective child care, and experiments like “a year of no shopping."