The idea is simple. You give $365 – a dollar a day – to make our community better. You pool those daily dollars with others. Then you decide together which organizations you want to receive the money.
It's this easy:
Step 1: Join. Join online any time during the year, and your membership will be good for 365 days. You can pay with a one-time donation or through monthly installments. Want to give more than $365? You can also become a Lifetime Member.
Step 2: Submit a grant theme idea and/or vote on the theme. In the fall, you will be asked to submit your idea for that year's grantmaking theme. Give us an idea if you have one! Or sit that one out if you don't. You will have the opportunity to vote on the annual grant theme in late fall, and the theme is announced at the December Holiday Cocktails.
Step 3: Join a grant review team. Or don't. GiVE 365 members can be as active as they'd like in the grantmaking process. Some members just contribute financially. Others join the Advisory Team or grant review teams. Some members volunteer at the grantee organizations or attend other events. GiVE 365 membership is inclusive and flexible - so you can engage in a way that fits your schedule and interests.
Step 4: Vote on your grantee choices. Grant finalists, selected by grant review teams, present their projects at a Finals event in April. Come to the Finals to watch those 3-minute presentations in person (with snacks and wine!) or later, on YouTube. Submit your top choices using a voting link sent in late April.
Step 5: Watch your dollars at work: We will announce the grantees in May, and you will get to see a year's worth of impact and progress. We will keep you updated on the status of the grants, invite you to engaging events with featured grantees, and give you other opportunities to have fun with fellow GiVErs.
Don't miss out on any GiVE 365 news or upcoming events! If you would like to receive our member e-Newsletter, please e-mail Elizabeth Warren at ewarren [at] cfgm [dot] org.