Common Change was born out of a vision that still guides us: That there is enough for all who inhabit the planet. We believed then, as we do now, that if we could just get enough people together we could eliminate personal economic isolation.
In a recent conversation I was asked how Common Change works financially (beyond gifts given to directly meet needs) and it occurred to me that I have not done a very good job of explaining the “tipping/gifting” model that we have at Common Change. This time of year seems as fitting as any to give some clarity.
Common Change believes that generosity begets generosity. Relationships rooted in generosity and gratitude matter because, in times of crisis, that web supports us in turn. This isn’t just what we do and believe at Common Change, it is how we operate as a nonprofit. By offering Common Change in the “gifting” manner we do, we are asking people to decide on their own “level of gratitude” instead of it being dictated to them. And, at this particular moment, we hope that you will reciprocate any amount of goodness that you have received from Common Change.
I invite you to consider giving a gift of gratitude to help continue the ongoing work of day to day operations of Common Change:
- in your year-end giving, as we are in need of $15,000 in the next 30 days, and/or
- becoming a partner by giving reoccurring contributions throughout the year for future work.
Let us know if you have any questions or you may share a gift online at http://goo.gl/gSRNVg.