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Community Development

Supporting community development initiatives through Giveabl allows organizations to provide facilities, celebrations, beautification projects and funds for local programs. Ensuring there are places for people to connect, feel safe and be of service in their local area is vital for a strong community.
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Community development helps to improve the quality of life for all residents. This can be seen through initiatives that focus on improving public spaces, access to services and amenities, and creating economic opportunities. Additionally, community development helps to build social cohesion and create a sense of pride and ownership within a community.

Donations to community development initiatives via Giveabl's donation API and plugins can have a tangible and lasting impact on the quality of life of residents. They can help to improve public spaces, create economic opportunities, and build social cohesion.

Some ways you can help to support local community development
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Photo by Steve Adams on Unsplash
Community beautification

Supporting community beautification projects will allow organizations to implement landscaping, food forests, and garden clubs to promote local connections and sustainability.

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Photo by Athena Lam on Unsplash
Community celebration

Help bring locals together to celebrate their community's achievements, fundraise for local amenities and services or commemorate relevant historical and cultural events.

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Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash
Community facilities

Assist organizations by donating to the design and construction of community facilities. These projects provide spaces for people to meet, play and develop their connections to their community.

Photo of people handing out food at a food bank by Joel Muniz on Unsplash
Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash
Community service organizations

Partner with community service organizations to help fund local programs such as youth mentoring, conservation groups, neighborhood protection groups or local emergency response groups.

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Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

Partner with grantmaking organizations to assist community groups in accessing local projects and services funding.

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Photo by Emily-Jo Sutcliffe on Unsplash
Neighborhood associations

Selecting a neighborhood association's organization to support allows them to continue addressing local issues and to promote or prevent planned reforms and investments that will significantly influence or change life in their neighbourhood.

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Photo by Katt Yukawa on Unsplash
Philanthropy promotion

Facilitating the promotion of philanthropy within the community allows organizations to reach fundraising goals that support community initiatives.

Photo of people witting in the park by Ben Duchac on Unsplash
Photo by Ben Duchac on Unsplash
Place-based interventions

Connect with organizations supporting place-based interventions that target the specific circumstances of their community.

Photo of women lifting boxes of food by Joel Muniz on Unsplash
Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

Support organizations that work with community members to create and foster volunteering opportunities.

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Frequently asked questions

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Why is community development important to people?

A strong connection and sense of community can help people who may not have family or friends who live close by. It can also assist people in finding purpose and fulfilment through service. Having an active community that provides opportunities for people to give back allows them to have a sense of pride in their area.

It also simply makes where you live… a better place!

Should community development be paid for by the people who live there?

Yes and no! Community development initiatives can get support from Government or private sector grants, which is great, but it doesn’t always cover all the costs associated with community programs. For some higher socio-economic communities, funding their community development projects is within their reach. For other communities, this may not be a viable option. These communities do not deserve to go without enriching community development programs simply because they cannot afford to fund them personally.

This is where community development-related charities, nonprofits and social enterprises can help. By supporting one of these organizations via Giveabl, you are giving back to a community and helping them to connect.

How could my donation help community development?

One way your donation could help community development is by funding programs that provide adults with literacy and job skills training. This could help break the cycle of poverty and increase economic activity in the community. Another way your donation could help is by funding youth mentorship programs. These programs pair young people with successful adults in the community who can provide guidance and support.

How do I know my donation is going to help community development?

Some ways to research whether or not your donation will help community development include looking into the organization's financial statements, contacting the organization directly, and reading reviews or articles about the organization. Additionally, you can look into whether or not the organization has received any awards for their work in community development.

Is it better for me to donate locally?

This is a decision that is totally up to you and your business!

Donating locally means that you are supporting and boosting your own economy. Supporting local will allow you to directly impact those around you and provide opportunities for growth in your community.

Donating to local causes and organizations also allows for the use and development of local resources. An example of this is if you were to support a local youth mentoring program. Those facilitating the program could use some of the funds to locally purchase food, drinks or materials for the session, which in turn supports local businesses and suppliers.

When you support local, it can also help to encourage others within your community to donate. Showing local businesses how you are involved in the community and its benefits to your organizaton is a powerful tool to encourage others to become involved.

A strong, connected community benefits everyone

Community development projects are vital for the improvement of local areas and for fostering connection within the community. Supporting a community development-related organization via Giveabl's donation API and plugins will allow more projects and initiatives to be actioned within neighborhoods.

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