Power2give.org is an online cultural marketplace connecting donors with projects they are passionate about. Based on a crowd-funding model, Power2give is a flexible platform which can adapt to evolving trends in fundraising and make giving to the arts more accessible. The site allows arts organizations to post and promote projects in need of funding and invites donors to contribute directly to the projects that are most intriguing to them.
Culture Works goal in launching the site, made possible by a founding gift from the CareSource Foundation, is to broaden the base of support for the arts by engaging and mobilizing new donors and funds. Key to Power2give’s success are matching funds, which provide an incentive for organizations and motivate people to donate through the site so that their gift will have the maximum impact. For the initial launch the DP & L Foundation will match the first $50,000 in gifts. The provision of matching funds enables CultureWorks to help arts groups reach thousands of new donors, generate a new stream of revenue for the local non-profits, increase the organizational capacity of these organizations, reach out to underserved communities and new organizations and help arts groups better tell their own stories.
How it works
With Power2give.org, anyone can make a difference! Find creative projects focused on a personal cause, make a gift, watch your gift get matched by a sponsor, and share the project with friends and family. Organizations post projects with funding needs up to $10,000 and invite donors to contribute to those projects most intriguing to them. Projects are listed on the site for a maximum of 90 days, or until they meet their financial goals. All power2give donations are tax deductible. There are currently 35 projects on the site and some need as little as $500 to achieve their goal. Whether it’s helping Musica purchase a piano, teaching the teacher filmmaking, or helping folks runaway to the circus, the projects are as varied as the residents of the Miami Valley. Don’t take our word for it, find a project you like and help fund it!
Then leave us a comment telling us who you funded and why and Dayton Most Metro.com will make a $100 donation to the organization with the most mentions by Friday, 3/ 7/14.