Speed philanthropy events will benefit Northern Kentucky nonprofits
Give Where You Live NKY, a joint initiative presented by Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and Mueller Financial, Inc., has announced the dates for its 2019 membership gatherings.
Give Where You Live NKY will take place on:
- Thursday, March 21 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 20 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 19 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, December 12 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The deadline to sign up for 2019 membership is Friday, March 1. The first event on March 21 will be held at the main branch of the Boone County Library.
“Give Where You Live is coming to life in Northern Kentucky,” says Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “This is a great way to join together as Northern Kentuckians to support the nonprofits that serve our community, and we are excited to convene this energetic group.”
The format of Give Where You Live NKY lends itself to community members who might be too busy for boards or volunteering, but want to make an impact in Northern Kentucky.
Participating members arrive at a meeting and place the name of a Northern Kentucky nonprofit of their choice in a pool, and three names are randomly selected and briefly discussed by the group. The members then vote on the three organizations, with the top organization receiving the funds from that meeting. Each member contributes $100 for the grant to the winning organization, and the group disperses. All takes place in under an hour, just four times per year.
“We are thrilled to see an incredible level of excitement building around this concept and are eager to see the impact that Give Where You Live NKY will make in our community,” adds Mueller Financial, Inc. Partner Woody Mueller.
The format also provides a way to connect funds to nonprofits without the need for nonprofits to expend financial resources and staff time on fundraising. Give Where You Live NKY aims to offer nonprofits at least $10,000 through each quarterly vote, with the check being administered by Horizon Community Funds.
The program plans to convene at least 100 charter members for 2019, and its advisory board is currently collecting a list of interested participants.
Find Give Where You Live NKY on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GiveWhereYouLiveNKY.