It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special.
Start Giving Local was dreamed up during the long training sessions our founding team members logged while volunteering as endurance athlete fundraisers for other charity organizations. By participating in marathons, triathlons, and century bike rides to raise money for charity causes they saw several common flaws in most race/event fundraising programs. They launched Start Giving Local to address those flaws and mobilize the endurance sports community to "make giving easy."
From that humble beginning Start Giving Local has evolved into the nonprofit leader it is today:
an organization committed to ending health inequity.
Our charity athletes initiative remains a pillar of our programming. It remains a "win, win, win" model serving as a key fundraising channel, an opportunity to engage the community in "healthy" activity, and a vehicle to increase the visibility of the work we do in the world.
And, as we have scaled we have been able to expand our programs. Today we are lucky to have a variety of active projects including educational and experiential learning programs. We have a growing volunteer staff and systems that enable us to harness our skills and resources to successfully achieve our goals.
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