“We believe that giving back should be easy,” said Emily Shannon, Executive Director of Social Capital. “That’s why Social Capital events are structured like a fun night out with friends. When we allow people to attend a charitable event with a low cost of entry to kick off a Saturday night, everyone wins.”
This Social Capital event raises money just like the preceding events—Social Capital lets attendees decide how much money they want to donate and choose what charity gets their donation. Attendees can learn about each charity while at the event and can donate as little or as much as they like. This method has proven successful in the past—attracting hundreds of people and raising thousands of dollars in a single night.
This model was born from the idea that there needed to be a way for people to get involved in philanthropy in a simple, fun and affordable way.
“The very reason Social Capital exists is because we believe that social networks have power and that gatherings can create change,” said Shannon. “We serve the community with that in mind.”
Those interested in learning more about the upcoming event on November 17 are encouraged to visit http://www.iamsocialcapital.org or http://www.facebook.com/
About Social Capital
Social Capital is a Minneapolis-
Social Capital believes there is strength in numbers and that a fun night on the town can be a powerful way to do good and party with a purpose. In the end, everyone wins. Check out http://iamsocialcapital.org/
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