Good companies are good citizens. They determine how they are uniquely positioned to serve the community around them. Then they mobilize whatever that is for the benefit of others.
But not all good companies make the impact they intend. Without an understanding of community priorities or the local needs-assessment data, even well-meaning philanthropists fail to hit their intended target.
Therefore, the Get Comfortable campaign absorbs the complexity of social innovation to make serving simple for others, concentrating the generosity of many around the agencies doing the most pressing work.
The win? Generous businesses can feel confident their philanthropic dollars are channeled toward our city’s greatest disparities, and the agencies doing the heavy lifting can go further faster.
DIY philanthropy is admirable—crucial, even—but aligning the resources of many is better.
If you represent a DeKalb-based nonprofit agency seeking 2021 Get Comfortable funding, the 2021 Request For Proposals (RFP) opens on October 1st and closes on October 23, 2020. Agency selections will be announced on December 10, 2020, and the 2021 program will officially launch on February 7, 2021.