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BENEFITING: Ventures

ORGANIZER: Ventures

EVENT: Pitch In

Rippy Bhatia

THE STORY:

Why I Care:

I have been volunteering with Ventures since 2014, I was on the marketing committee during the rebrand and the food truck launch and have come to admire how this organization innovates on behalf of clients - hundreds of courageous Entrepreneurs. The launch of a new business can have a powerful social impact, and aiding in that process is very satisfying. Entrepreuriship empowers people, generates employment, kicking of a flywheel that can combat multiple social issues.  

A little can go a long way, the $3 for a side of fries, $5 for a grande latte, $6 for the happy hour glass of wine. My personal pledge is to give up Starbucks during the four week campaign (no mean task because I pass 4 of them on my way to work), and put that money into this fundraiser instead.

Even if you don't have the money to spare,  help me spread the message about this wonderful organization.  

Ventures wrote -

Pitch in to empower local entrepreneurs to move out of poverty through small business ownership. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to triple the amount of customized business coaching we provide this year for individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential.  

Ventures provides robust business training, coaching, microlending, and more to equip low-income individuals in our community to launch and grow micro-businesses. Our most impactful service is the customized one-on-one coaching we provide to help clients identify and overcome barriers to business success. Our staff are more than just coaches: they are teachers, mentors, counselors, and business consultants. They help clients implement lessons learned in Ventures training courses to create successful marketing, sales, and financial plans so they can grow their businesses. Coaches also teach soft skills like confidence and goal-setting, and provide invaluable moral support to help clients achieve their dreams.

Our ultimate goal: empower clients to increase their incomes and achieve long-term financial stability. You can help us achieve this in 2017. Pitch in to promote a just, inclusive, and empowering society where everyone has access to the American dream of small business ownership. Pitch in to equip local entrepreneurs with the tools they need to move out of poverty. Donate today.

Want to know more?

 

  • Ventures serves about 800 low income individuals each year. About 3/4 are from underserved communities such as women, people of color, or immigrants and refugees.
  • The typical Ventures business is a microenterprise (fewer than five employees), young (less than three years of activity), and has low start-up capital needs (under $35,000)
  • The average Ventures client supports a family on $23,000 a year when they first enter our program
  • Within two years of arriving at our door, 63% of clients move out of poverty
  • The two-year survival rate for businesses served by Ventures is 83%, compared to the national average of 80% for businesses of all income levels
  • After two years, 22% of businesses have paid employees
  • 90% of Ventures clients say the skills and confidence they gained from Ventures’ training helped them succeed in their current job.
  • The repayment rate on our collateral-free microloans is 98%

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To This Fundraiser

$300

MONEY RAISED
  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patrick Ward

     

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60% Raised of$500 Goal

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The Team: $13,170 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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David Goldberg

Amount Raised

$6,800

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Dave Spicer

Amount Raised

$2,500

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Juan Lopez

Amount Raised

$2,200

 

110% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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Berry Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$400

 

50% Raised of$800 Goal

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Melissa Forziat

Amount Raised

$300

 

60% Raised of$500 Goal

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Chris Rooks

Amount Raised

$300

 

60% Raised of$500 Goal

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Rippy Bhatia

Amount Raised

$300

 

60% Raised of$500 Goal

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pamela jones

Amount Raised

$125

 

25% Raised of$500 Goal

Donor Comments

Patrick Ward

Patrick Ward

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Birthday gift for mom 3 years ago