Creating legacies of owning our communities

Allyson Reaves is a member of CIN’s Board of Directors in January 2012. Read more about the Board on our website.

Wow! The Cultures of Giving Donor Challenge — now through Thursday, April 26 — is an amazing opportunity we have to support the valuable work of CIN, our donor circles, and our communities.

Networks are as strong as their members, and as members, we have a very unique chance to anchor the work of CIN like never before. With the $20,000 challenge grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, we have unprecedented momentum to launch a financial support base for the organization that provides so much for so many.

I joined the Network so that I could be a part of affecting change directly in my community.  By connecting resources with purposes, CIN circle members can do what government and the private sector can’t: build a movement of people who take back their communities and create a legacy of owning them.

We have the chance to frame the sustainability of our work by meeting the challenge’s goal at $20,000. We must maximize our efforts to raise more than that.  By doing so, we will be able to tell a story of successful collaboration, expand our sustainability plan, and create conversations for future funding opportunities for the Network and the circles that comprise it.

Here are a few ways to think about to meet the $20,000 goal by shakin’ some trees in your backyards:

  1. Register early for the CIN Conference at the discounted rate of $200 (this rate is for the conference, not for any lodging or travel costs).
  2. Contribute the amount of your community’s area code: 843, 404, 60.1, 720, 9.19, 54.0, …
  3. Offer a $1,151 donation covering the costs of CIN operations for one day in 2012.

Post a comment below, or post your ideas to CIN’s Facebook page and affect change in 10 days!

Giving with a cheerful heart, Allyson

About CJ

Writer. Humanitarian on the long slog to freedom. Baker with many a sweet teeth. Outdoorsman who is a kid at heart.
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