Babbie Jacobs has been an adventurer, entrepreneur, and community development activist her entire life. She previously moved from Alaska to Brooklyn to join Bolder Giving as their program manager and then program director. Bolder Giving is an NGO in NYC whose singular mission it is to inspire philanthropists to “risk more and give more” to those they choose to fund.
While in Alaska, Babbie co-owned and operated a remote wilderness mountaineering guide service in the heart of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park on the Yukon Border. As her passion shifted from adventure to social justice, Babbie worked with The Alaska Community Foundation. Here she assisted volunteers in developing local community foundation affiliates in rural communities throughout Alaska. She engaged board members, funders and community members by coordinating events and implementing new development and organizational systems. During her tenure with the Foundation, Babbie developed “Conversations About Causes That Matter,” a series of dialogues designed to engage philanthropists in conversations about social justice issues including teen suicide, feeding hungry youth, early childhood education, and women in philanthropy. This series is now a core program of the Foundation as well as a model program statewide.
Currently, social justice, community outreach and socially conscious giving and investing make up Babbie’s passion and focus. In this space, Babbie has consulted with numerous non-profit organizations supporting their marketing and development work, political campaigns and various other project-based efforts. Currently Babbie works with Triskeles and the Criterion Institute to help individuals feel as much commitment and enthusiasm about their investments as they do about their giving.