Partnering with Mission-Minded For-Profits
In August, ReCity, which offers space for co-working, meetings, and events, will present an opportunity to have 40 Bull City companies hold free meetings in ReCity’s downtown hub. Dubbed the Race for Space Challenge, the organization is launching a campaign for 40 area companies looking to make a difference in Durham to hold meetings in ReCity’s two conference rooms and meeting spaces during the 40 days spanning August 21-October 13.
“We’ve seen the power of this place and the way it affects people,” said Shields. “We know that if we expose ReCity to 40 new companies, whether it’s for a client meeting or bringing their whole team over, seeing area non-profits and churches working together to change lives will make many for-profits want to help, too.”
Celebrating a Year of Breakthrough Success, Positioning for the Future
Throughout September, ReCity will be celebrating its first birthday in several ways, with details on a special luncheon for the first-year partners and a concert. “We are thrilled that our first year has been such a huge success,” said Tucker Stevens, head of operations at ReCity. “We owe that success to our visionary board of directors and the early-adopting organizations who have formed a tight-knit, fearless, and determined family of great organizations at ReCity. In the near future, we’ll be sharing some information on how we intend to make our first anniversary month special.”
Non-Profit LaunchPad: a Competition to Promote Social Entrepreneurship
Later in the campaign during the months of September and October, ReCity will host Non-Profit LaunchPad, a virtual pitch competition for mission-driven entrepreneurs looking to form new non-profits or take going non-profit concerns to greater levels of impact through the help of the community. As part of its mission to provide incubator space and resources to purposeful for-profits, ReCity will award competition winners access to multiple network resources, including co-working, meeting, and event space, as well as access to experts in legal, marketing, leadership, and business planning who will mentor the cohort of contest winners.
“With partners like the Forrest Firm, a certified B Corporation, and Helius Foundation, an incubator of necessity-driven entrepreneurs, ReCity is uniquely positioned in the Triangle market as a nurturing place for social entrepreneurs,” said Shields. “We have affordable, generous resources and a thriving community that will see to it that those with vision will succeed.”
Inaugural ReCity Banquet
At the conclusion of the campaign, ReCity’s leadership and partners will host the organization’s inaugural ReCity One Banquet, a fundraiser to catapult the organization to even bigger heights in 2018. Look for announcements coming soon about this November event that will leave the Network even healthier and stronger in its missional impact for changing Durham to a place where all people have a stake in opportunity for success.