Americans gave nearly $400 billion to charitable organizations and individuals last year – to make education work better for our children, put food on the tables of our most vulnerable, and to create safer and healthier neighborhoods and communities for everyone, to name only a few of the causes supported by philanthropic giving in 2016.
Dear Fluxx Community,
In 2011, we founded Fluxx based on the belief that if we could make philanthropy’s job easier we could do immense good in the world. And based on the work you do, day in and day out, I think we’re well on our way to making that happen. We're ready to do more.
What does it mean to give?
For such a small word, it is incredibly powerful. It’s a word we put a lot of thought into around here.
That’s why we’re thrilled to participate this year in the unifying day of giving that is #GivingTuesday – a day that unites charities, corporations, small businesses, and individuals from across the globe to show that collectively we can leave the world a better place than we found it.
A day of unity is just what we need right now.
Whether you call it “all hands on deck” or “all oars in the water,” it has always made sense to me that we employ all the tools at our disposal to stanch the flow of intractable problems we face as a society.
How do you know you’re making an impact?
This has become one of the most frequently asked questions by philanthropic leaders in recent years. Perhaps the question gets asked so often because a simple answer is elusive. There is no silver bullet. But answer the question we must.
As you may have read in Forbes, Fluxx is entering an exciting new phase of growth. We recently raised what we think is the perfect Series A round of funding, with backing from Felicis Ventures and Kresge Foundation.
That the investment comes from both the Silicon Valley venture community and the foundation world is not accidental. Fluxx aims to bring modern, cloud-based technology to the sector, working hand in hand with the philanthropic community to reinvent the way grants management works – empowering both grantmakers and grantseekers to think differently about how they accomplish and report on their missions.