American Speechwriter doesn’t exist in a vacuum. And I know hiring a speechwriter is a luxury. I also know that around us, and throughout the world, there are many people who lack the necessary resources to live or to be safe as we do. As I have helped fundraisers gain millions of dollars in donations over the years, I know that many, many organizations thrive with much less.
Below are organizations I support in some way. If you’ve been a client, or if you know me personally, or you randomly landed here, consider donating them money. Some of my clients have donated $10,000,000 and more to organizations they love. Please consider a generous donation to one or more of these. Mostly (but not all), these are small, low-budget nonprofits making a local, but significant impact. Imagine what a $100,000 gift could do! If that’s not your budget, even $5.00 will help. Philanthropy isn’t just for the rich.
As you check these out, you might think, “That’s not for me. My beliefs don’t match. There are better organizations to donate to.” By all means, please do. And give time. When you think about philanthropy, think about giving your time as well as your money. Coerce your friends to give or volunteer with you.
And, of course, I can help you raise money for a cause which matters.
Home Sweet Home Ministries
303 E Oakland Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701
They help homeless people in central Illinois. I volunteered heavily with them for almost a decade, teaching inmates in the county jail.
705 W Liberty Dr
Wheaton, IL 60187
They coordinate temporary housing in western suburban Chicago churches among other things. I volunteered there doing overnight shifts and making meals.
P.O. Box 1550
Merrifield, VA 22116-1550
This is a subset of Prison Fellowship, helping provide Christmas gifts to children whose parents are in prison. I was a consultant, helping them develop marketing in colleges.
Habitat for Humanity
270 Peachtree St NW #1300
Atlanta, GA 30303
Olive Branch Mission
2636 West Marquette Rd.
Chicago, IL 60629-9809
They serve the homeless in Chicago, offering an emergency place to stay.
2700 Braselton Hwy Suite #10-125
Dacula, GA 30019
They employ licensed private investigators in order to identify and locate trafficking victims, enabling law enforcement to rescue them.
Pacific Garden Mission
1458 S Canal St
Chicago, IL 60607
They are a homeless shelter in the South Loop section of Chicago, Illinois.
Make philanthropy a lifestyle, not merely a moment.