Think of people in your life who have expressed an interest in collaborative giving, who are looking for creative ways to share their resources, or who you think would be open to joining your group. Rally your classmates, teammates, officemates or your entire neighborhood to collaborate in giving. Share with them the vision and how you think this might help you and them to give in ways that are more engaged, transformative and connected.
We’ve created a Common Change video for you to us as a way of introducing friends and family to the idea of collaborative giving. We suggest sending the link to a few friends and asking them if they’d be interested in being a part of something like what’s in the video
Got a group of people who are interested but want to know more? Why not host a Generosity Dinner.
Generosity Dinners are opportunities for interested individuals to gather in a comfortable and personable environment, share a meal, and participate in a giving experiment. Generosity Dinners introduce individuals to the Common Change model, demonstrating in a hands-on way how giving groups work, and exploring the underlying principles of collaborative giving.
Invite friends, family, colleagues or other interested individuals around for a meal that you are hosting. Dinner guests make donations to add to the group dinner “pot”, or fund. During the meal, each person has the chance to share ideas and opportunities about people, projects, or passions that they care about. Guests discuss and collectively decide how to use the dinner fund. By the end of the dinner you’ll have met and chatted with friends, had a fantastic meal, heard more about collaborative giving AND shared much-needed resources with someone you know – giving them a generous gift of love and support.