What is the #ChooseYourImpact Campaign?
With the spread of COVID-19, we've been hearing from Canadians that they want to help those who have been affected. But they don't know where to give to make the biggest impact. The truth is, most of us don't have the time & effort needed to make an informed decision on where to give.
In partnership with Vancouver Social Value Fund and Social Innovation Academy, the #ChooseYourImpact Campaign connects you to passionate changemakers, thought leaders, and student analysts who have informed opinions on where you can give to make the most impact. No matter what cause you want to support, they're here for you.
How does it work?
1. Find the cause you want to support:
Under Giving Groups Supporting This Campaign
, you'll find a list of causes that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
2. Learn about the cause:
Each Giving Group showcases an Impact Portfolio. This is a group of charities handpicked by the ambassador of the cause and/or a team of UBC & SFU analysts from the Vancouver Social Value Fund and Social Innovation Academy.
3. Give to the cause:
on the Giving Group that aligns with the cause you want to support and your gift will only be sent to the charities they’ve chosen as the most
4. Get your tax receipt:
You’ll receive a tax receipt for your generosity right away. With an Impact Account, your tax receipt will be stored in your dashboard. Without an Impact Account, we'll email you a copy directly.
5. If you want, turn on monthly support and share with friends & family:
Turn on monthly giving and commit to supporting the Impact Portfolio for as long as you like. After all, real change takes time. Share with your network to create even more impact with the #ChooseYourImpact hashtag.
Who are these ambassadors?
Impact Ambassadors are engaged and passionate advocates for a particular cause. These individuals have strong, expertise-backed beliefs about where you should give to create the most impact — no matter how much you give. An Impact Ambassador creates an Impact Portfolio
, which is a group of charities hand-picked for their proven ability to drive significant change in this area.
Some Impact Portfolios have been developed with, or solely by, a team of UBC and SFU analysts from the Vancouver Social Value Fund and Social Innovation Academy programs. These students are taking the time to understand cause-specific issues better by holding conversations with those who work in this area already. They are helping to identify the greatest needs in the community, and to learn which organizations are able to make use of charitable donations in this causal issue today. As this work is completed, the Impact Portfolios will be updated to reflect the understandings gained from these conversations.
We want you to give with confidence. Now more than ever.
If you know others who resonate with this cause, please share the #ChooseYourImpact Campaign with them. If you have any ideas or questions, please let us know at email@example.com.
For any technical support or general questions about the Charitable Impact platform, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.