Raising the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Bang! (That’s the Sound of Your Buck)

If our years working in the non-profit sector have taught us anything, it’s that the best solutions don’t just fill a need, they’re also strategic, self-supporting, pool the resources of like-minded partners, and have the potential to self-replicate with limited additional investment.

How About Now? is acting on proven research which shows that if kids learn to give at a young age they will grow into lifelong givers. To start that engine, we’ll be building integrated partnerships with effective non-profits that provide long-term stability to our giving network. And, when even the tiniest fraction of the millions of parents who need our service choose charitable parties, we’ll grow an army of givers like yourself – effectively cloning the care that motivates your own generosity.

Because our model is built around parties – by definition, fun, engaging, and recurrent – donations made to the development of our website will leverage your gift many times over as both guests and hosts actually enjoy the experience of giving and seek to repeat it.

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Kids: Power Plus

One thing we can count on in up-and-down economies: resources will often be hard to come by, making problems more widespread and individual giving more important.

Our strategic approach is simply to engage children in the act of caring and giving, harnessing their:

  • Natural ethic of empathy and care.
  • Boundless energy.
  • Sheer numbers.
  • Substantial cultural influence on social behaviors.
  • Ability to understand, respond and deeply feel the rewards of being the solution.

The HAN? solution combines all these strategic elements, wrapped in two attractors that everybody loves: convenience and fun. Your support can help this unique proposal start working to change the world, one party at a time.

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Did You Know?

  • The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression resulted in the biggest reduction in charitable giving on record. - The Foundation Center, Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates, 2010.
  • In 2009, the nation’s more than 75,000 grant making foundations cut giving by 8.4 percent - The Foundation Center, Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates, 2010.
  • Nearly two out of five surveyed grant makers reported using their endowments to shore up grants budgets in 2009 - McGill, L.T., and S. Lawrence, “Grantmakers Describe the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Their Giving”: Foundation Center, 2009
  • Even in this environment, 65% of households continue to give, showing a clear desire to support worthy causes - The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of all charitable giving in 2009 was from individuals - Giving USA 2010 Annual Report on Philanthropy, AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy
  • Among people who recall parents frequently supporting nonprofits, 52 percent are donors today. - Russ Reid, “Heart of the Donor” (1995 study) from Six Actions that Grow Generous Kids, Future Donors, Non-Profit Times, April 4, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011 from source
  • Among those who saw parents providing occasional support, 46 percent are now donors - Russ Reid, “Heart of the Donor” (1995 study) from Six Actions that Grow Generous Kids, Future Donors, Non-Profit Times, April 4, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011 from source
  • Among those who rarely or never saw their parents model this behavior, only 26 percent are donors today - Russ Reid, “Heart of the Donor” (1995 study) from Six Actions that Grow Generous Kids, Future Donors, Non-Profit Times, April 4, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011 from source
  • By the year 2055, some $41 trillion dollars in accumulated assets will transfer from this generation to the next - The Center on Philanthropy, op.cit.
  • In a society where services provided by government are being drastically reduced, America would simply not be able to operate without charities and non-profits. - AAFRC Trust for Philanthropy, op.cit.