A community of friends who pool their money to meet the needs of people they know.
That is what Common Change is all about. And that is the non-profit that my wife, tbV, and i work with and have been for the last year and a half.
Almost every time we explain the concept to people and they get it, it excites them and they want to know more.
But many people in that boat feel like they are the only one of their friend group who might be interested in that idea.
IF THIS IS YOU, THEN CONSIDER HOSTING A GENEROSITY DINNER?
One of the ways we have seen people really grab on to the idea of how Common Change works is through hosting what we call, ‘Generosity Dinners’.
# Invite some friends round for a meal that you are hosting
# each guest brings a donation to add to the group ‘pot’
# after the meal, each person has the chance to share a need of someone they know
# after a lengthy discussion and whittling down process, a decision is made
# the whole of the group ‘pot’ goes towards the need that was decided upon
# a follow-up email a few weeks later shares some feedback on how the gift went down.
Common Change presently covers groups in the United States and we are working with people in the UK, Costa Rica, Canada and South Africa to see what it will take in those countries to run groups there. But a Generosity Dinner can happen in any country in the world. It really just takes an invitation to some friends, the hosting of a meal and then an evening of sharing some money and meeting needs of people you love.
It is that easy. What is holding you back? This could be the start of a transformational season of you and your friends starting to think a little bit differently about the way you interact with your money and resources.
Contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how you can throw your first Generosity Dinner or click here for more information.