“Every act of generosity counts and means even more when we give together.”
This is a key message from the founders of #GivingTuesday – a global movement to celebrate and encourage giving, which is aptly timed to kick off the traditional Christmas giving season and to act as a reminder of the ‘reason for the season’.
Impact100Sydney is actively promoting #GivingTuesday through its next event to be held on Tuesday 28th November – where eight Sydney community organisations who have been selected as semi-finalists for our 2018 $100,000 grant will be announced.
Like #GivingTuesday, Impact100Sydney aims to inspire people to come together and take collective action to improve their communities, and to give back in smarter ways to local causes. Our model is simple – we invite individuals to join with 99 others, each donating $1,000 to create an annual high impact $100,000 grant.
” Through a uniquely participatory and engaging process, individuals are able to not only give but more importantly connect more closely with where their giving is going. For this year it will be to organisations working hard to build a more socially inclusive Sydney and support our youth at risk, refugee, and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities” says Nicole Shore, Impact100Sydney Grants Committee Chair.
Recent research out of the US on Giving Circles like Impact100 Sydney indicates that those involved aren’t necessarily looking to support major charities, but are finding local causes and organisations within their communities that might otherwise be overlooked and where the grant can have a greater transformational impact.
“To have clear visibility and know that your donation, combined with those of others, can be ultimately make a high-impact and substantial difference to individuals in need here in Sydney is very rewarding,” says Jeremy Motbey, Impact100 Member.
Impact100Sydney, only in its second year, is a relatively new group of willing volunteers all giving their time and donations to make a tangible difference to the lives of people in need within this great city we call home. Joining is as simple as donating and then #Giving as much time as you are willing to be involved in the grants selection process, which will take place between February and April next year.
There is still plenty of opportunity to join us – the more members, the more support for these worthy local causes. Come along to The Occidental Hotel, in Sydney CBD, from 6.00pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 28th November to be inspired and learn more about Impact100 Sydney. Please RSVP via www.impact100sydney.org.au/events.
For more information, please contact:
Nicole Shore: M: 0413 957 636, E: firstname.lastname@example.org