Changemakers Hawai‘i has new initiative for a Native Hawaiian nonprofit organization
On July 31, Changemakers Hawaiʻi, a Hilo-based community and economic development financial institution for Native Hawaiian and underserved communities, will announce a new initiative to provide 1,000 hours of free fund development assistance for a Native Hawaiian nonprofit organization.
The announcement will be made during a live-streaming event on Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day) at 12:45 p.m. at changemakershawaii.org.
“We hope non-profit organizations will tune into our live streaming event on July 31 to hear how our new program may help them,” said Olani Lilly, executive director of Changemakers Hawaiʻi. “We encourage all eligible organizations to apply, because this amount of free help can make a huge dent in an organization’s ability to achieve its goals.”
Raising Change, part of Changemakers’ Philanthropono program, requires participants to volunteer 90 hours at a Native Hawaiian or underserved organization to help them meet their fundraising goals.
All of the Raising Change program participants will donate their time (1,000 hours in one year) to the chosen project, which will be announced in September.
Applications will open during the live-stream event on July 31 at changemakershawaii.org. Depending on the applications, one or two projects will be chosen and announced in September.
Changemakers Hawaiʻi designed the Philanthropono program to strengthen the capacity of community organizations to meet their mission and Raising Change is a part of that program. Philanthropono is focused on developing passion professions in underserved and Native Hawaiian communities and offers various learning opportunities, such as grant writing and financial planning.