Here is a great link to article by Michaela Haas and the Huffington Post on one of our Gift of Travel Partner’s Dining for Women: ‘Dining for Women’ and Engaged Giving: Thinking Beyond Checkbook Philanthropy
Gift of Travel and our Travel as a Fundraiser program has long advocated thinking beyond checkbook philanthropy. It is important to engage donors beyond the traditional campaigns and offer than many different types of ways to contribute to a program’s fundraising success without having to always “write another check”.
Haas writes “Traditional “checkbook philanthropy” relies on the tried and true methods still successfully employed by thousands of nonprofit organizations, namely simple appeals for cash. Yet the advent of social media combined with emergence of a truly concerned global citizenry has created a new, only recently tapped market for nonprofits…. One of the most successful and innovative forms of engaged giving is Dining for Women (DFW), a national dinner giving circle that empowers women and girls living in extreme poverty in the developing world….The entire model is bursting with engagement and creativity, which lies at the heart of DFW’s success.”
Gift of Travel helps our non-profit partners such as Breast Cancer Fund, Dining for Women, InnVision the Way Home, Ag Against Hunger, the Marine Mammal Center, Little Smiles, Wounded Warrior Project, Pop Warner, Save Our Shores and many others! Our travel partners are Travelocity Partner Network, Apple Vacations, AmaWaterways and Wildland Adventures. If you know of or support a charity that can benefit through our Travel as a Fundraiser program, please let us know!