Open For Service is proud to be 1 of 64 non-profits to participate in Brackets for Good!
I want to tell you more about this great organization and what it means for Open For Service!
1. What is Brackets for Good?
Brackets for Good is an Indianapolis-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts online fundraising tournaments for other nonprofits at no cost.
2. Why is this so important?
Open For Service was selected from over 250 organizations to participate. We are the first LGBT organization to be a part of this. If we can raise enough money, we could win $10.000 in additional money!
3. How long does it last?
We run in week-long sprints. Right now we are in the middle of Round 1, and the donating will end at 8pm EST on Friday. If we are lucky to make it into the next round, it starts immediately!
4. Where's the money gonna go?
A fantastic question. The answer is - it depends.
If we raise less than $1500.00, we are going to put it into savings to use for our normal operating expenses, (website, directory, email marketing, Hootsuite, etc.) Open For Service is completely volunteer-based and it costs around $400.00/month to run. If we are able to raise $2,000 to $9,000, we will apply this to a fundraising consultant that can help us get grants and sponsorship to make us sustainable. If we are super lucky and raise over $10,000 - we will seek a contract Executive Director to help steer us into better serving our mission.
5. Yeah, how are things coming with the mission?
GREAT! We took some time to sit back and watch how people have responded and what is needed out there. We believe that providing resources to people who could be potentially discriminated against in several situations is important. We have plans and potential partnerships that will help you find public accommodations, education, housing, jobs, employer resources, health care and wedding vendors. We are 90% complete on a new website directory that looks pretty cool . . if I do say so myself.
6. What if I cannot donation money?
No problem! Please share Open For Service social media posts, blogs, and promote us! We want more business listings and more advocates for our human family.
We sincerely appreciate all of the support during this campaign. It means the world to us! If you would like to donate - please click - https://indianapolis.bfg.org/matchup/open-for-service