As the kids in our Clubhouse will tell you -
it definitely DOES take money to make money -
even when it's for a good cause.
Here you will find all the links and help you need to raise money,
apply for money, spend money and use your money for your good!
FIRST THINGS FIRST!
It's important to understand what type of business to be when you are on a mission like yours!
Kids (or grown ups too) that want to use their money to create change in the world and give back are called Philanthropists. Some famous philanthropists you might know of are people like Oprah Winfrey, John Rockefeller, Milton Hershey or even people like Beyonce and Angelina Jolie. Just like your main" job" is a student, they have other jobs too but they give a lot of their money to help good causes. You can learn more about them by clicking HERE. They do this giving through organizations they have created called 501c3.
Even though it sounds like one, a 501c3 is not a robot from Star Wars.
It means being approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. "Charitable" is broadly defined as being established for purposes that are religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering of national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty to animals and children.
Are you wondering if you should become a 501c3 Charity? The answer is most definitely YES!
Thanks to our partnership with the law firm of Foley & Lardner, Daisy Button has recently started a 501c3 branch and this is a really important task for you too! It can feel like a big undertaking but we can help you so make sure to reach out to us if you need it. You can CLICK HERE for a link to common question about how to get started. Also, you can and should be raising money for your cause. Taking donations, selling things you make, can drives, bake sales and car washes. All those funds can be going into your work and all of them can help make your mission grow and grow.
Think of things like what these groups do:
How can you raise your own money?
Here are a few things some of the kids in our club have been doing, click on their picture and you can go to their profile and ask them how to get started.
CLICK HERE for more suggestions. People are always generous and love to help kind kids like you making a difference.
ANOTHER GREAT IDEA! = SHARE YOUR EFFORTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS - They can support and help fund your efforts too!
Crowdfunding is when you visit a site like YOU CARING or GO FUND ME and you set up a page where people can come and give you money for your cause!
WE CAN HELP TOO!
Apply for funding?
This must be a project already established because we need to see that you took a leap of faith and started your project because YOU felt you needed to do something to help – even without the money in the beginning. You must have already executed on your idea once or twice and been successful and now you want to do it BIGGER and BETTER! You must be someone who is looking for money but also press and recognition, information and answers on growing your project.
You must also want to meet and participate with our community of experts and other like-minded kids who are making a difference in this world. By teaming up with us, there is no stopping you!
What if I don't have those kinds of things yet?
There are still lots of options for you! Please start by visiting our friends at www.startasnowball.com. They offer $100 grants to kids just getting started.
REMEMBER: As a Believer and member of our club, you have FREE ACCESS to our Research Page and can ask questions to Daisy, her friends, our Creators or Advisory Board anytime. We are here not only to help fund your project, but guide you to big success!
Next steps if you have an established project and want to apply for our GRANT:
- To be eligible for funding your profile must be complete. To check or edit your profile click here.
- Please fill out the form below explaining what your idea is and what you plan on doing with the Grant Money to make a bigger impact.
- If you win, we will notify you right away and then follow up with you in a few months to see what you’ve accomplished with your new found energy!
- Good Luck! We will be cheering you on!