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Classes For Causes


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Classes for Causes is a 501c3 non-profit with the mission of connecting people to raise money and awareness for causes through teaching and learning. Anyone can teach a class and the money raised in tuition goes to the charity of the instructor's choice.

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Classes For Causes

  1. 1. Classes for Causes A New Way to Give
  2. 2. Background • An Inconvenient Truth • Running • Team In Training • Ironing Shirts • Teaching
  3. 3. Mission • Connecting people to raise awareness and money for causes through teaching and learning.
  4. 4. Vision • Grow into an organization that is recognized as the premier network of socially minded people dedicated to leveraging education – both teaching and learning – as a way to raise money for, and awareness of, causes that make a positive impact in the world.
  5. 5. “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. 6. Concept • Anyone can teach • Teaching is a new way to give • All you need is time and passion • 80% of tuition fees go to the charity/cause of the instructor’s choice • Giving is easier because you are getting something in return
  7. 7. Example Classes So Far… • Women’s Endocrinology • PayPal for Pros • How to Make Cell Phone Ringtones • Marketing with Search Engines • Style Sampler • Dance Sampler • Sculpture Molding • Branding • Create Your Business Plan Workshop • Holistic Care for Dogs • Intuitive Instructional Design
  8. 8. Donating to… • Support Network for Battered Women, San Jose • Autism Research Institute • Women’s Initiative • The Foundation for AIDS Research • We Can Solve It • Brighthaven Holistic Animal Retreat … and many more
  9. 9. Teaching and learning is fun "... While I have a reasonable technical background, I had no real understanding of search engine optimization. Your class last night gave me the information I need in a package that made it easy to understand. I left with a clear sense of *exactly* what I need to do to improve my ranking. More importantly, I left with supreme confidence that I can do it!..." -- Renata J. Razza, Life Coach
  10. 10. Non-profit Startup • Received 501c3 Status on May 21, 2009 effective April 23, 2008 • 20% of Tuition from classes goes to Classes for Causes • Additional fundraising is necessary • Board of Directors is the support staff • Need volunteers
  11. 11. Volunteers Needed • Finding venues in both the SF/East Bay and Silicon Valley area • Planning and executing fundraising events • Partnering with other nonprofits • Promoting the classes • Recruiting students • Recruiting teachers • Grant research and applying for grants • Legal advice • Website redesign and print collateral design
  12. 12. Thank You • Thank you for your interest and support today • Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering • Donations are welcome :-) • Thanks to everyone on the board of directors for their extraordinary assistance in growing the organization Susan Barnes 415-305-6403