All giving circles are good. But, we’ve got a Better Giving Circle. We hope you will join it this year.
As you likely know, a giving circle is a form of participatory philanthropy where groups of individuals donate their own money and/or time to a shared cause, seeking to increase awareness of and engagement in the issues covered by the project. Giving circles are great social vehicles too.
Giving circle examples abound — from church knitting circles to Women Moving Millions (individuals who pledge $1 million or more to support nonprofits helping women and girls around the world). The Impact 100 (100 women donating at least $1,000 each, who study multiple nonprofits and select at least one to receive their pooled funds) is an excellent example of $1,000 Giving circles in the Chicago area. Rotaries, other service clubs, and philanthropic boards are giving circles too.
We believe that amplifying this basic human urge to come together, network, and give support to others is a faster way to a better world.
Amplifying and connecting ever growing giving circles is core to our publishing mission, too. We built our highly successful platform by doing just that right from our start 10 years ago, through our media sponsorships of nonprofit fundraisers. Doing it right takes time, and a lot of resources though, so we’re asking for your support to help us keep growing the circles of good.
Our Better Giving Circle allows you to underwrite a media sponsorship by donating $1,000 to your favorite nonprofit. The organization then enjoys our impactful connection-growing, evergreen online content, and significant support for at least one fundraising event.
And now, the fun part: You will also be invited to join other Better Giving Circle members and champion your cause at our gala dinner, curated by Make It Better dining editor Julie Chernoff, next fall. You will enjoy not only a great dinner, but also meet 99 like-minded, philanthropic friends.
You can view a similar networking event to what we will do in our MIB TV video of our 10th Anniversary Celebration. As you will see, the positive, powerful energy and connections are palpable!
One other “gift that keeps on giving” comes with the Better Giving Circle too. We provide your nonprofit with a free platform and amplification for all matching grants of $10,000 or more, and we look for other media sponsors to help promote it too. Please see our articles about these three recent matching-grant initiatives as examples:
- Update: Make It Better Teams Up With CBS and Red Cross to Raise $150,000 for Hurricane Relief
- Update: Make It Better Partners With 4 Bay Area Magazines to Raise $20,000 for California Wildfire Recovery
- How You Can Help Keep the Lights On in Puerto Rico
As you can see, our Better Giving Circle media sponsorships are a win for you, win for your favorite cause, win for the world.
Please join us. But, please hurry to do so, as the number of 2018 Better Giving Circle media sponsorships is limited to only 100, and those are going quickly!