Do You Faithify?
Have you heard about Faithify.org?
Did you know there are CER Congregations who currently have projects on FAITHIFY? Yes there are (and they aren't the first ones!). First Unitarian Church of Barneveld, NY has a project to make their church more accessible. The Delmarva Cluster (Delaware area) has one to support their Fall Cluster Retreat. First UU Church of Youngstown, OH is working to bring Rev. Clark Olsen to town as a speaker on Racial Justice.
Are you asking just what is FAITHIFY?
FAITHIFY is crowdfunding for Unitarian Universalists. If you have heard of Kickstarter, GoFundMe or other crowdfunding sites, FAITHIFY is like that with a twist. FAITHIFY is a crowdfunding platform for Unitarian Universalist ministry projects. Projects include everything from youth work to justice, service, buildings, staff positions, and emerging ministries. FAITHIFY is full of projects that are “faithified” through the direct support of others.
For those of you who are looking for ways to give money to projects that will further Unitarian Universalism in some way - here is a place to look. You check the site, read about the projects and donate to those you think are worthy. If the project receives enough donations to reach its target then your credit card is charged. If they don't then you receive a notice telling you that it won't. The crowd (that would be us) decides what gets funded and what doesn't.
In addition to providing funds, individuals can also support projects by sharing them on social media, which increases the number of people who see the projects and will potentially donate. So it's more than just providing money. You also need to engage.
Need more information? There is a webinar called FAITHIFY 101 - A Webinar for the Rest of Us - TONIGHT - September 14th at 7 pm (they usually record them if you miss it). Details on the Facebook Event Page.
Interested in posting a project? No problem - the steps for that are listed on the FAITHIFY website, complete with a video. Need more help? Contact your primary contact. We'll get you connected with those who can help you.
Just one more example of how we Unitarian Universalists are Better Together.
Beth Casebolt CER Communications Consultant