On November 28, millions of people will go online or pull out their checkbooks to support their favorite non-profits, churches, and community organizations for Giving Tuesday, a global giving movement that started just a few years ago. The timing for Giving Tuesday is great, as people are pausing to reflect and be grateful for the blessings in their lives,.
For Giving Tuesday 2017, I’m asking you to support ReCity Network. We exist to fight pervasive, systemic poverty and injustice, using our accelerator space to connect and equip non-profits, churches, and mission-driven businesses determined to build a more equitable Durham for all.
Running ReCity, like any other business or non-profit, takes lots of resources and and lots of effort. When we started this organization, our board had big dreams for a better Durham. That belief has been unwavering, and we are dreaming bigger than ever for 2018, looking to add more community partners, sponsors, and capacity-building resources for the incredible roster of organizations that call ReCity home.
You can help ReCity in three different ways this holiday season—the first two involve time and talent, while the last one requires treasure.
First, you can sign up to be a social ambassador for ReCity Network. We have a great system we’ve built for helping our advocates conduct outreach via their social networks in places like Facebook and Twitter. All you have to do is sign up—we can share the details, and while no actual work is required of you, with this program you’ll maintain complete control of your accounts and ReCity-themed content. Please contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more! People are already signing up for this great opportunity, and we are so grateful to our early adopters.
Second, you can sign up to offer your talent and expertise as a business and professional advisor to the nonprofits and mission-driven businesses that form ReCity Network. Through a unique partnership with local software startup Protopia, we'r launching " ReCity Connect" an innovative digital networking platform that enables us to easily match advisors willing to donate small chunks of time to community leaders who have questions in areas like business strategy, legal, accounting, marketing, and much more. In other words, you’ll spend a little time offering a lot of talent for community impact. The platform goes live in January, but you can go ahead and pre-register now!
Last, but certainly not least, we’re asking for treasure. It takes money to provide the space and resources our partners need to accelerate collaboration and impact in our community. I invite you to join the ReCity First 100 by becoming a monthly sustainer of our mission. Whether you give a dollar a week, a dollar a day, or even more, visit our campaign page to be a part of rewriting the story of our city together.
Thank you for all of the ways you support ReCity Network. Our first full year of operation has yielded many success stories, but it’s only the beginning. We are looking forward to making an even bigger impact in 2018, together.