Stanford University – Dollars for Doers Challenge
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|Title||Donors for Doers Challenge|
|Submitted by:||Brian Roth
The Stanford Fund
|What is it?||A giving challenge that converts hours of volunteer service into dollars that support Stanford students through financial aid, academics, or student life. It included these 3 easy steps: 1.) You’re a senior or recent graduate, 2.) Complete up to 10 hours of volunteer service, 3.) Submit a form to unlock your gift|
|Who was the audience?||The class of 2021 and alumni from the past four years|
|When did it take place?||Spring and summer 2021|
|What was the goal?||Participation, service hours, and relationship building were more important than the total amount of money raised.|
|What makes it unique?||Enabling students and recent graduates to give back to Stanford and support their local community or the charity of their choice. We can help them do both, rather than either-or.|
|Did anything surprise you?||The positive response from students and young alumni, as well as the variety of ways students chose to volunteer their time: from cleaning up rivers to fighting fires to hosting virtual concerts for the elderly.|
|What was the outcome?||The Dollars for Doers challenge involved 250 participants contributing close to 2,000 hours of service and raising more than $45,000.|
|How can you learn more?||Click on the title links below to watch these on-demand webinars:
Involving Students in Philanthropy
Engaging and Soliciting First-Year Alumni
Increasing Young Alumni Engagement and Giving
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