Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Makes Giving to Arts & Cultural Organizations Easy and Convenient

power2give logo(Lake Worth/August 18, 2014):  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is deploying a new program called power2give, a fundraising platform that empowers people to donate any amount of money directly to projects created by arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County.

On Wednesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. the Council will officially go live with the website that will showcase new and innovative arts programs spearheaded by Palm Beach County arts organizations. “We’ve been working for quite some time with many of our organizations to identify projects that have great impact on the people served and our community, and will inspire individuals to support them. These projects need only modest funding, yet will help build the capacity within so many worthwhile organizations,” says Cultural Council Director of Grants, Jan Rodusky.

Power2give has generated millions of dollars for non-profit organizations across the country. Once the website launches in Palm Beach County on September 10, potential donors visiting can read about these projects, and see photos and videos before deciding on making a donation of as little as $5. “Our research has shown charitable giving to specific projects is an especially important factor to the millennial generation – who want to be more directly connected with programs they financially support. We are fortunate to have extraordinarily generous people in our community, including an anonymous philanthropist who has set aside nearly $70,000 to match the public’s donations to our local groups. That brings tremendous giving power to Palm Beach County,” says Cultural Council President and CEO, Rena Blades.

Any non-profit cultural organization that is a member of the Cultural Council, or past grant recipient of the Council, is eligible to participate in the crowd-funding program, as long as its project costs less than $10,000 and can be funded within 90 days.

Note to Editors:  The Council will donate power2give gift cards to media wishing to try out the website at one of the Cultural Council’s computer stations on September 10 at 10 a.m. at the Cultural Council building – 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth. There will be interview opportunities with Cultural Council and community representatives at that time.

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