WHAT IS THIS?
Do Things Better is an original, annual fundraising challenge (our first) benefitting PlanetRock Foundation and America’s favorite nonprofits. Through this effort, donors acknowledge higher expectations for the nonprofit community and advocate for greater efficacy through increased national and local collaboration. We’re all in this together.
WHO IS PLANETROCK?
PlanetRock is a visionary nonprofit startup dedicated to the idea that in all things – education, business, culture, and politics – we can do better. We believe every problem has a solution and solutions demand action. Our new, free platform will enable anyone to crowdfund long-term, solution-driven efforts focused on education, children, wellness, the arts, community, jobs, and justice.
WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO ACHIEVE?
For us, the focus of our upcoming DO THINGS BETTER is capacity building, specifically the acquisition of full-time core staff, along with in-house designers, architects, and engineers to implement our original projects in New Orleans, Ferguson, Chicago, and Baltimore. There is substantial work to be done in these cities (and everywhere!), and we’re committed to working with local and national nonprofit partners to solve the complex local causes of injustice, inequality, violence, despair, miseducation, illness, and joblessness, all of which will not go away by pretending they doesn’t exist. It’s time to face the storm, head on, and erase it by doing things better.
WHAT PROJECTS WILL YOU IMPLEMENT IN THESE CITIES?
With your support, we will introduce our signature Artisan Strong, Lyons Club, Faire/Share, Alumni Strong, PlanetPark, Cafe Prep, and Academic All-Star Celebration projects to the cities of New Orleans, Ferguson, Chicago, and Baltimore. This can’t happen without your very generous support. Thank you.
IS THIS YOUR FIRST FUNDRAISER?
Yes. DO THINGS BETTER 2016 will be our first.
SO I CAN DONATE TO ANY ORGANIZATION?
Yep. In keeping with our values and priorities, we will forward, in honor of anyone who requests it, 50% of your donation to the nonprofit of your choice.
CAN I JUST DONATE TO PLANETROCK?
ARE MY DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
DO YOU HAVE A CHARITY NAVIGATOR RATING?
Not yet. Charity Navigator only rates organizations that have seven years of financial data. While this is our first fundraiser, our goal is to be the most financially transparent organization ever. All fundraising data will be posted here and at www.planetrockfoundation.org. at the conclusion of this campaign. It’s time to do things better.
HOW DOES PLANETROCK BENEFIT FROM THIS?
This is new so we’re not sure yet. We’re a grassroots organization that needs to raise money for our own capacity (we won’t generate funds through the free PlanetRock crowdfunding platform), but we also want other nonprofits to benefit just as much. Do Things Better is meant to be a win-win for U.S. all.
WHAT IS RANDOM P-ACTS OF KINDNESS?
Random P-Acts of kindness is a new and innovative fundraising opportunity designed to support PlanetRock and increase appreciation for America’s nonprofit community. See how it works.
WHERE ARE THE PLANETROCK BOTTLE WRENCHES RIGHT NOW?
We have no idea. Check out photos HERE.
WHAT IS THE DO THINGS BETTER GOLF CHALLENGE?
The Do Thing Better Golf Challenge, beginning in Southern California, will give participants the opportunity to break the Guinness World Record for the longest golf putt in history. The winner will win a high-end, luxury sports car and be officially recognized, with a trophy, as the world’s new record holder.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN A DO THINGS BETTER GOLF EVENT?
To see more events, please GO HERE.