Change Gangs is about to hit an amazing landmark. When I started this 5 years ago, I wrote a check for $50,000 made out to “Charity”, pinned it on my wall, and thought, “If we could do that, that would be really cool.” Well, when we make our next donation in December, we will have donated more than $50,000!
In case you are not familiar with us, we are virtual giving circles– aka we are donation teams. We pool our small donations ($25/month) with the donations of other people who care who also care about the same cause. Members suggest charities for us to consider, our donation committee researches those charities, and then members vote on which charity they think is going to make the biggest difference. The charity who gets the most votes receives our group donation.
$25 a month doesn’t sound like much, but that’s the magic of giving circles. Doing something small, doing something consistently, and doing something with others adds up! Not only will we have donated over $50,000 by the end of the year, we sent it to great charities doing great work. We feel great that we’re putting our money where our heart is and making this world a better place.
You Can Do It, Too!
We have a special membership drive, because we have a big goal. It took us 5 years to reach this milestone. We want to hit it again in only 2 years. And you can help us do it. We just need 40 new members, and in 2 years, we’ll be saying “I Gave 100k!”.
Do you want to make small donations that make a BIG difference? Will you be one of our new members who helps us reach this goal?
Once, you’re a member, a few things will happen.
- You get to be a member of a giving circle! Seriously, this is good stuff. Our members love their giving circles. You can read what they have to say about it here: https://changegangs.com/our-members/. As a giving circle member, you can nominate charities for us to consider and vote on where we give our money– but you don’t have to. This is a guilt free zone, and you’re welcome to participate as much or as little as you’d like. If you have more questions about how we operate you can find those answers here: https://changegangs.com/frequently-asked-questions/.
Together, we’ll be a powerful donation team, and in a few years, we’ll be saying, “I gave 100k!”
- You’ll get a copy of my book 365 Ways to Live Generously: Simple Habits for a Life That’s Good for You and for Others when it’s released in January. This will be the last time I give this book away for free to giving circle members, so don’t miss out on this opportunity. It’s a great book! And I’m not just saying that because I wrote it! You can find out more about the book here: https://changegangs.com/free-book
- You are eligible for our super awesome members only bonuses that are happening during our membership drive. If you recruit another person to our giving circles, you’ll get one of these commemorative t-shirts to wear with pride. These t-shirts will not be available for sale, so the only way you get one of these t-shirts is to help your giving circle grow so we can give even more money to great charities!
- And there’s more! A few of our members have generously agreed to donate $25 to your giving circle each time you get a new member to join! That could means hundreds of extra dollars for your new giving circle! For example, if you’re a member of the Pets Giving Circle, and your friend joins any giving circle, your Pets Circle gets $25 to donate in December!
Here’s a little about our sponsors who together are donating up to $1,000 to encourage you to invite your friends and family to join.
Nicole Hanson (Pets Giving Circle member) and owner of KEVCO Property Management. KEVCO is a property management company in Fort Collins, CO, and if you are looking to rent a place or you’re a property owner and need someone to manage it for you, these are the people to call. I’ve worked with a lot of property managers over the years, but this company is the best. I’ve never met a group of people who work so hard and are so well organized. You can find more information about them here: http://www.kevco.com/
Amanda Fewell (Poverty Busters member) is the founder of Conscious Business Connection, a nationwide network for win-win partnerships. And in her one-on-one work, she creates Wealthy Visionaries. She believes that if you are hard at work solving an epidemic in our society, your life should also improve. Through authentic marketing, speaking, and strategic PR, she can help you get paid well to change the world. I happen to be a member of her business mastermind which helps me stay focussed, achieve more, and get the support I need to share my own important message. Find out more about her here: http://www.consciousbusinessconnection.com/
Christine Forster (Pets Giving Circle member) and founder of My Big Day Events. My Big Day’s mission it to give every event the ‘memorable moments’ you are looking for. When you invest in a party, you want it to be worth the time, effort and money you put into it. My Big Day specializes in the creative touches so many events these days are lacking. With superior organization and original ideas, we pull off amazing events! And I can share my own personal endorsement of her services. She is the BEST! Her events are unique and fun, and I’ve never met a person so darn organized. Nothing falls through the cracks with her. Find out more about her here: http://www.mybigdaycompany.com/
Cathy Capobianco (Poverty Busters member) and founder AlCat Designs. Their ergonomically designed folding chair gives you the best posture so you can sit in your chair all day without strain or back pain. I’ve been watching my aunt take the arduous journey of bringing this vision into reality, and now it’s finally arrived. There is no other chair like this on the market, and I love it!! Check it out here: http://www.alcatdesign.com/
Rachael Jayne Groover (Poverty Busters member). There are few people who’ve had as big an impact on my life as this woman. 10 years ago she invited me to her first Art of Feminine Class, and it changed everything for me. She helps women (and a few great men) increase their magnetic presence, awaken their impact, build a career they love, while never forgetting what matters most. If you love personal development, making a difference, conscious entrepreneurship, feminine spirituality, living your purpose, and being a light for this world, then you need Rachael Jayne in your life: http://www.rachaeljayne.com/RJ/
Sharon Lipinski (that’s me! Founder and member of the Pets, Poverty, and Veterans giving circles!). I am the t-shirt sponsor and will be covering the cost of the t-shirts that you will receive when you recruit a new member. Change Gangs is my labor love, and where I actually make a living is through my Best Life Habit courses helping people turn good intentions and knowledge into common practice. I help people create habits so that they are healthier, happier, and more productive at home and at work. Find out more about that at http://bestlifehabits.com/
Just to be super clear… Our sponsors are only donating $25 for the first 40 giving circle members who recruit a new member. That’s our enrollment goal, and I hope we use up all of the possible funds our sponsors have agreed to contribute. But we can’t do it without your help!
The membership drive ends 12/31/2016, so join now! What cause do you care most about?
Pets Giving Circle
Do you love your pets, and does it break your heart to see an animal suffer? Does it light you up to watch what happens when a special connection develops between someone and their dog? Then join the People With Compassion for Pets Giving Circle.
Poverty Busters Giving Circle
Do you want to end poverty? Do you believe that no matter where a child is born, they should have the opportunity to reach their full potential? Do you believe people should have access to clean water and medical care? Do you believe that if people are given the right tools, they can support themselves and break the cycle of poverty? Then join the Poverty Busters Giving Circle.
Veterans Giving Circle
Do you believe our veterans need more than thanks? Do believe that we have a life long commitment to our veterans and that they deserve to live happy and healthy lives? Then join the Veterans Giving Circle.