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How can the community benefit from my philanthropy?
A. Every year thousands of nonprofit groups struggle to cover expenses associated with executing the organization’s mission and goals. Your philanthropy and active community involvement helps to bridge the budgetary gap for these organizations -- leading to the accomplishment of goals that create a better society. Your pledge to these organizations signals a commitment to becoming a lifetime giver. This act inspires your friends, colleagues, family and future generations to do the same which subsequently becomes a legacy that will empower future generations.
What support will the EnVest Foundation provide?
A. EnVest has developed a curriculum to support you along your philanthropic journey.
Our events and programs, such as Philanthropy 101, provide continuing education about philanthropy; accountability matrices and philanthropic advisory which assists in helping you decide how your gift should be distributed via your named fund.
What are the benefits of membership in EnVest?
A. Membership provides you with opportunities to develop a lifestyle of philanthropy through your participation in EnVest membership-only events, programs, and networking with the greater community of EnVest supporters. Ultimately, EnVest is about getting you who and what you need to achieve your philanthropic goals.
Where do my membership contributions?
A. The annual general membership of $300/$25 per month allows the foundation to encourage and support philanthropy. In addition, your generous donation supports EnVest events, programs and the general operating budget which ensures our doors always stay open to individuals looking to make a difference in their community.
How can a donor advised fund work for me?
A. A charitable giving vehicle administered by a public charity and created for the purpose of managing charitable donations on behalf of a corporation, family, or individual. A donor-advised fund offers the opportunity to create an easy-to-establish, low cost, flexible vehicle for charitable giving as an alternative to creating a private foundation. For more information, please contact Joshua Humbert at email@example.com
Are there volunteer opportunities?
A. EnVest also offers volunteer opportunities outside of the mentoring program throughout the year. Visit our website frequently for future volunteer opportunities, or join an EnVest committee.
How can I help EnVest beyond my membership?
A. EnVest has recurring projects and standing committees responsible for growing its programmatic outreach. These include; membership, finance, outreach, events and communications committees. If you have interest and experience in any of these areas, we want to work with you. For information about joining a committee, please contact Joshua Humbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Demek Adams at email@example.com.
What is the EnVest curriculum for new philanthropists?
A. EnVest has designed a curriculum to transform you from an occasional donor to a lifetime giver. Through your participation in our curriculum, you will benefit from educational, motivational and inspirational activities that will encourage and support your lifestyle of giving. Participation in our Philanthropy 101, Bellwether Series 201 and additional EnVest programmatic activities, will develop you as a philanthropist. Our goal is for you to grow from a general member to a donor advised fund holder ensuring that your gift to the community has meaningful impact.
How can the EnVest Foundation help me professionally?
A. It is no secret that there has always been a connection between the business community and philanthropy. That's why EnVest has established relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders in the business community, and we incorporate these networks into our programmatic work. Doing so ensures that our members have an opportunity to meet the business community at our networking, recognition, and additional philanthropic focused events. At EnVest, we understand that your growth as a professional undoubtedly plays a role in how you can make a difference in your community and in the lives of others.