About Us



Adventure Giving is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization that connects people to giving opportunities at home, abroad, and the places they go.  We facilitate one's desire to good by providing fundraising, giving, and volunteer portals for those who want to create and/or implement charitable projects.

Mission/Vision

Our Mission: To connect you to giving opportunities at home, abroad, and the places you go.

Your Mission: To recognize a need; inspire others; and do something about it - today.

Our Vision: Everyone takes part to improve communities and increase humanity.


Purposes

The purposes of Adventure Giving are outlined in the following areas:

Giving & Volunteering
  • To connect people and organizations to charitable giving and volunteering opportunities in their local communities
  • To connect people and organizations to charitable giving and volunteering opportunities abroad and in the places they travel.
Advocacy
  • To encourage individuals and organizations to identify and accomplish self-initiated projects
  • To encourage capital campaigns by community leaders
Fund-raising, Training, and Implementation Assistance
  • To provide fund-raising portals and fund-raising assistance to communities, organizations, and volunteers carrying out approved projects
  • To provide project management training and/or assistance to communities, organizations, and volunteers carrying out approved projects
  • To provide implementation training and/or assistance to persons, organizations, and communities carrying out approved projects.
  • To mentor youth volunteers on carrying out successful charitable projects

Ten Truths of Sustainable Development (Adventure Giving Philosophy)

  1. To care, to learn, to teach, to act, and to support are the forefront principles of sustainable giving and service.
  2. Superior impact comes through friendship and one-to-one relationships.
  3. People are inspired to take action when they truly listen, observe, learn, and understand.
  4. The act of giving becomes enduring and sustainable when all individuals and cultures involved feel like they are both the giver and the receiver.
  5. It is unwise to do for [others] what they can do for themselves (Flynn, 2010).
  6. To have skin in the game is essential (Van Leeuwen, 2008).  Buy-in comes through local leadership; ongoing support comes from the community; funding and resources come from all.
  7. Positive change requires patience and persistence.
  8. Wisdom comes from making mistakes; correcting them; sharing them; and staying on task.
  9. Sustainability increases when local leadership, training, accountability, and self-sufficiency are maximized.
  10. Giving is fun, rewarding, and challenging.

Goals for 2011

  • Provide implementation and fund- raising assistance to eight volunteer groups or organizations carrying out community projects at home or abroad.
  • Fund 50% of the projects in 2011
  • Develop fund-raising portals
  • Finalize Bylaws
  • Develop Operations Manual, "How to" manuals, and downloadable media kit
  • Develop collateral and Powerpoint to present to municpalities and NGOs
  • Raise $120,000 in operating funds through grants and donations
  • Finalize goals; measure progress; demand accountability
  • Employ an Executive Director
  • Develop Intern Program and employ volunteer intern(s)


Board of Directors

  • Ben Nolte, Director, President
  • Emily Haleck, Director
  • Jennifer Hamelin, Director
  • Nathan Hanamaikai, Director
  • Kelsey Nolte, Director                                                            Apply to Board of Directors

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Contact Us

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Phone: 801.921.3311
Email: ben@adventuregiving.org

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