The world is up against some incredible challenges, and the youth are rising to meet them. But with a 2030 deadline to make real progress, we all need to step up our game.
The Crew 2030 grant is a free, 15 month engagement program to help your organization make it happen. It’s designed to amplify your organizational impact with three distinct outcomes: 1) successful integration and adoption of the Crew online platform to deepen and sustain youth engagement; 2) connection to an intimate network of like-minded organizations with tangible points of collaboration; 3) a new, expanded context for storytelling to inspire and inform. Learn more about each of these outcomes by clicking below.
Using proven social networking and online gaming strategies, the Crew youth engagement platform has been successfully deepening and sustaining the participation of young volunteers for over 5 years—increasing program impact without expanding or straining existing organizational resources.
As a Crew 2030 grantee, you’ll receive one year of free access to the Crew platform, as well as one year of expert training and program consultation to ensure successful adoption—providing an important tool to enhance your program offerings, more effectively leverage your resources, and be successfully positioned for new funding.
As a Crew 2030 grantee, you’ll join an intimate community of organizations committed to a shared strategy of change: mobilizing the most socially engaged and globally conscious generation in history to create a better future for us all.
Specific collaboration opportunities include: 1) Helping determine the development roadmap for the Crew Platform; 2) identifying and developing six curricular modules of benefit to all grantees; 3) developing content for, and participating in, a 2017 youth leadership summit, currently spearheaded by Crew 2030 alumni: Campus Kitchens and Universities Fighting World Hunger.
Meet The Crew
Tapping into your volunteers’ deepest motivation is the key to sustained, productive youth engagement—and it can be achieved by positioning your mission in an inspiring global context.
As a Crew 2030 grantee, you’ll receive coaching on how to create an authentic story that frames your work as an adequate response to the crisis and opportunities of our time, with an invitation to align your work with the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. You’ll also gain access to a library of resources—from videos, to workshops, to youth-led educational modules—that can be customized and branded for your community.
The Crew Pitch
Adequate funding is an obvious component of a successful youth-focused organization. And if you’re like most nonprofits, finding foundations and individuals who strongly resonate with your work is a never-ending challenge.
As a Crew 2030 grantee, you’ll have a unique opportunity to present your work to the principle of a major, private foundation. While there are no guarantees you’ll receive funding, you will be speaking to a highly receptive audience, one deeply committed to youth empowerment and engagement.