It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo da Vinci

Pay it Forward

The Concept

At Making Good Work we recognize that both individuals and organizations have unique strengths – areas of expertise that could be extremely valuable to others. We also recognize that changing the world often doesn’t pay well, at least not financially.

That’s why we are pleased to offer Pay It Forward.

The concept is pretty simple.

Every quarter we will select an organization for which we will provide pro bono services. In order to be considered, organizations will submit applications providing an overview of the project with which they need our help. Examples include, but are not limited to, writing a grant proposal, developing an outreach strategy, conducting a customer satisfaction survey, designing a program, and strategic planning.

So what’s the catch, you ask?

All we ask in return is that you pay it forward, agreeing to provide a specific service at no cost to another organization in need. At the time of the application, we don’t require that you have a pay-it-forward organization identified – we can help with that – but we do require that you describe what service you will be prepared to offer. Organizations that receive your services will be encouraged to pay your good work forward, too.

All participating organizations will be featured on our Web site.

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Eligibility requirementsOrganizations must be nonprofits working to advance the greater good.
Selection criteriaPreference will be given to applications that:

  • Show that the project is a logical next step to support the growth and development of your organization

  • Clearly demonstrate how the project will contribute to your mission

  • Include specific and measurable results

  • Describe the service your organization is committed to pay forward
    DeadlineAugust 31, 2020
    ApplicationDownload the Application
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