The Young Giving Network - The Future of Philanthropy
Goodwill is very fortunate to receive support from such a giving community. Every day, people donate their clothing and household items, their time, and their hard-earned money to empower people in Central Texas to transform their lives. Yet, we realized one thing was missing – a way for young people in our community to give and be more involved with Goodwill, without giving at the Good Works Society level.
First and foremost, we appreciate any gift, big or small! But, we recognized that our constituents wanted a formalized giving program that allowed them to engage with the organization even if they weren’t in a financial position to contribute at a higher level. The solution? The launch of the Goodwill Young Giving Network!
The Young Giving Network (YGN) is a strong network of young change-makers, ages 18-40, empowering Central Texans to transform their lives through work. YGN is a giving association, but it offers gift options at a level that may be more attainable to some donors while still providing networking and volunteer opportunities.
Find out more at the launch party – IMPACT: An Interactive Mission Exhibition – coming up on August 31st at the Goodwill Community Center. It will be the first chance for members to get to know one another and explore the mission of Goodwill Central Texas through fun and interactive activities.
Meet some of our founding YGN members….
“The Young Giving Network is poised to bring people together to build a cohort dedicated to make Austin the best version of itself. How do you say no to that opportunity?”
Matt Glazer, Executive Director
Austin Young Chamber
"When I give, I’m extremely conscientious of where my money goes. I can rest assured that the return on my gift to Goodwill is high…I know that $.90 of every $1.00 is going toward creating multi-generational change - that’s impressive. "
Ana Rummer, Director, Student Services Communication
Austin Community College
Members of YGN commit to giving a monthly donation at a designated level for one year, and attend one YGN event each year. They also get priority notice for special events and retail sales, and special discounts.