The Affero Blog
Hey, thanks for stopping by! We’re stoked to officially launch the blog and ‘newsletter sign-up’ in preparation for ‘The Affero Project’ going LIVE in September. Its been almost a year in preparation and now we’re almost here! Let me take a few moments to explain the mission of The Affero Project and what were up to!
Have you ever thought to yourself, “gee I’d love to able to give away a million dollars one day?” Or after you heard a major need with an organization you support and pondered, “I wish I could write that $500,000 check right now and give it away?”… but the only problem is, you don’t have the money…. and probably never will! Well, you’re not alone!
About a year ago, a number of young and passionate global justice freaks dreamed together an idea that could revolutionize the way people give and increase the effectiveness of ones gift, by multiples of thousands! We said… what if we could create the worlds-first online giving platform and community that allows people to give small change every month, joining with thousands of others, and together they vote monthly, where and to what organization that money is given? What if we could make a program that could be accessible for those who could only afford to give $1 a month and also appeal to those who could give $1000 a month? What if we could create a way that people could spread their gifts out across many pressing global justice causes and needs, and assist the work of hundreds of amazing aid organizations, NGO’s and ministries out there changing lives? What if…
We got excited! We told others, who got excited and now its has grown and the platform is almost built and ready to launch!
The Affero Project is quite simple…. You Give, You Vote, You Decide.
The word ‘Affero’ is a ancient Latin word meaning ‘to contribute, to bring, to empower’. We have the ability to contribute small monthly commitments, whatever you can afford, to bring about sustainable change in communities and lives all around the world, and to empower individuals to break the cycle of poverty and oppression and succeed in life. We can actually do this!
You see its the law of co-operative giving. One person cannot give enough money, or shout loud enough to impact the whole world, but together, we can each do ‘what we can’, joining with thousands of others and do just that. A rising tide, lifts all boats, two voices are louder than one.
And its way more than just giving! As Affero grows we will have regular articles from people around the world sharing stories and insights into real situations on the ground. We will have teams of people going out all around the world engaging in ‘hands-on’ work in justice hot-spots, where you will have the opportunity to see first-hand, to help with some of these issues (human trafficking, child soldiers, poverty, famine, AIDS, and much more) and come back changed person. We’ll have film crews and photographers creating compelling presentations that you can use back in your schools, universities, churches and community gatherings to empower others to ‘be the change’. Plus much, much more.
Like the old Chinese proverb says “One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.” We are a generation who will gladly plant the trees, who will tear up the seeds of injustice, scream for those with no voice, bring good news and hope to the hurting, give food, medicine and clothing to the poor, so that others in future generations can enjoy the shade. We are the Affero generation! And together… we can change the world!
Would you consider joining us today by signing up to the newsletter on the side of the page. In the next few months as we prep to launch the project into ‘beta’ phase, we’ll have many announcements and ways you can get involved on a grassroots level to help us build and grow Affero. There will be a number of ‘town hall’ type meetings in and around the Nashville area where we will gather input and ideas from you and the community.
It will be an exciting few months for sure and we’re looking forward to your input.
Here’s to changing the world!
The Affero Team