About Aina Giving

What is it About Aina Giving? Our Story and Our Team…

In 2014, the Ebola crisis hit the mainstream news. Feeling called to action, two busy mothers decided to help. Reaching out to organizations locally and around the world, they asked what they could do.

They were told that they could do nothing to help – had no part in helping the world – except in giving money.

And oh, this made our co-founders furious. Because we have SO much more to give than just money – and communities don’t thrive on money alone.

So, determined to do something, our founders decided to search for what they could do. Believing that changing the world is everyone’s responsibility, they felt sure there would be other organizations with this same philosophy.

After months of dedicated searching, they found nothing.

And so, they reached out to their network – and their network begged them to start this project. Having worked within leadership in the government, education, community, and NGO sphere for over two decades, they realized they could fix this. Thus was born Aina Giving.

After almost 20 years in the field, our founders knew that we are all leaders. And we all change the world.


They also knew that community engagement is essential to make that happen. And frankly, that’s what it is about Aina Giving – it is all about empowering communities, wherever they might be, to grow and work together effectively in Servant Leadership.

Having worked with leaders around the world, they also realized how hard it is for each person to discover her spark. And thus was born the Aina philosophy of nurturing that leadership baby in each of us and giving the steps to take to grow it into a force for good.

And so…what is it about Aina Giving? Well, we meet you where you are, of course – just as we wanted, way back when.

We give you our Free Membership level stuffed full of top-notch leadership training from developers around the world. That way, if your servant leadership baby is small and needs everything it can get, you can find it, on your own terms.

And then, when your servant leadership baby is a bit older – perhaps at the toddler stage – we give you networks of In-Home Leadership Collectives, so you’ll have a network of support and learning as you grow.

And when you’re ready to release that leadership baby into the world, we have Global World-Change Retreats and Corporate Programs for you to lead, wherever you are.

We’re all about growing the family.

And so we work every day with our strategic partners to bring you the very best workshops to develop and support your people and help your organization thrive.

Our philosophy is simple: Conscious Leadership, System Leadership, Servant Leadership.

We assess your specific needs and meet you there to fill gaps and build on what you’re already doing well. Our workshop leaders know their topics inside out, and they have the certifications and degrees to create the most powerful learning experience. Participants consistently rate our sessions high for interactivity, effectiveness, and fun.

With almost two decades of experience of seeing and fixing the hardship that comes along with saving the world, we know how to nurture that amazing servant leadership in you. Come join us.

Our Team

Carmen Westbrook Aina Giving Leadership
Sharon Njoki Aina Leadership Becoming Superwoman
Isabelle Lee-Gelard Aina Giving