You’re here because a friend let you know about this One Percent Collective thing. Lucky you! You obviously have an awesome friend. Here's all you need to know in one easy place so you can make the call whether this is something you're keen to get involved with.
In a nutshell, One Percent Collective is an online platform to give 1% of your income – we’re actually pretty loose on that, you can give whatever you want – to share amongst your choice of our partner charities. You simply set up one payment, we do the rest.
Here's how it works in 1 min:
It's 100% free, meaning we always pass on every dollar of your donation to the charities you choose, since we fund ourselves through our Future 50 model and corporate sponsorship.
The 11 charities you can choose from are all vetted and selected by our talented volunteer board to suit a strict criteria. They're all smallish Kiwi-based organisations who have a proven impact on the community, and who share our values of transparency, community and connecting you with your impact. Don't worry, there's a list of the 11 partner charities on our homepage and during signup, though a good portion of people who sign up simply opt to split their donation 11 ways.
We put a huge effort into sharing stories on what the partner charities do with your funding to connect you with your impact. Each month we have a new feature story from a different partner charity, as well as follow-ups when possible to check in on how people from previous stories are doing, behind the scenes interviews with staff and profiles on donors within the 1% community.
We also aim to hold a couple of Generosity Sessions each year where 1% donors can come connect, bring a buddy, listen to some tunes from musos within the Collective and meet some of the people running the charities they support.
We set out in 2012 to evolve the regular giving experience into something better, and now with over 1/2 a Million dollars raised to date and hundreds of people donating through our systems we really just want to tell everyone we can about it and grow the movement together.
To each of us, 1% might not look like much – and that’s kind of the point. It’s scalable for a student, an average Jane, or a serious money-maker without being a big commitment, but when there are tonnes of us it all adds up to fund some seriously deserving small Kiwi causes.
So, how about it. Will you join the Collective and give your 1%?