How to Ask for a Donation Match for Big Day of Giving

By Metro Chamber|April 24, 2019

By Taylor Toledo, 2019 Inspire Giving Communications Committee Brand Manager, 3fold Communications How to Ask for a Donation Match for Big Day of Giving With Big Day of Giving just around the corner, you may be feeling the pressure to give, and to give in a meaningful way.. You’ve dipped…

Inspire Giving: How to #MakeYourMark in the Community

By Metro Chamber|April 24, 2019

By Anna Fontus, 2019 Inspire Giving Communications Committee Program Manager, Capitol Impact LLC Inspire Giving: How to #MakeYourMark in the Community Every once in a while we have an opportunity to be a part of something bigger than what we do in everyday life. Our mission as the Give Committee…

Inspire Giving 2019 Grant Recipient: Department of Sound Sacramento

By Metro Chamber|March 6, 2019

By Karlee Cemo-McIntosh, 2019 Inspire Giving Chair Manager of Sacramento365, Visit Sacramento 2019 Will Bring Some Good Vibrations I have proudly served on the Inspire Giving Leadership Council for almost four years, and now, it’s an honor to serve as the 2019 Chair.  Year after year, I choose to remain…

Inspire Giving 2018 Grant Recap: GRID Alternatives

By Metro Chamber|March 1, 2019

Powering The Future By Becca Russell, GRID Alternatives 2018 Inspire Giving Grant Recipient It’s February 2019 and our GRID Alternatives Natomas office is buzzing with a new cohort of Installation Basics Training participants and with visitors who are observing our Workforce Development program in action. It’s been exactly one year…

Inspire Giving 2018 Grant Recipient: GRID Alternatives

By Metro Chamber|June 4, 2018

By Becca Russell GRID Alternatives, Corporate and Community Relations Officer A LITTLE IS ENOUGH, IF ENOUGH PEOPLE DO IT Good jobs change lives.  In Sacramento and around the State, job growth is accelerating, unemployment is decreasing.  The economy is still booming, but the benefits don’t reach everyone.  There are neighborhoods…

Inspire Giving: Why I Give

By Metro Chamber|April 24, 2018

Why I Give By Taylor Toledo 3fold Communications, Account Manager When I joined Metro EDGE in 2015, I didn’t have much experience in the realm of philanthropy. I knew that it was good and right and ethical to support important causes, but I had never found ‘the one’. Enter Metro…

Blog: Lilliput Families and the Inspire Giving Grant

By Metro Chamber|January 23, 2018

By Donnie DeBolt, Lilliput Families We were so excited to apply for the Inspire Giving grant for 2017, with the hopes of getting a grant to build an ADA accessible front entrance at our main office in Citrus Heights. Every day we would see just how important it was to…

2018 Inspire Giving Applications Open for Local Nonprofits

By Metro Chamber|September 12, 2017

Inspire Giving was established in 2009 as a program of the Metro Chamber Foundation and is held as an endowment fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. The goal of the program is to cultivate civic-minded leadership, volunteerism and philanthropic giving in the Sacramento region. Inspire Giving’s motto is “a…

Blog: A Q&A With Metro Chamber Foundation Board Member Michael Smith

By Metro Chamber|June 9, 2017

Meet Foundation Board member, Michael Smith! He was in Leadership Sacramento 2002 and served as the Leadership Sacramento Co-Chair in 2009 and Chair in 2010. He was the Chair of Inspire Giving since inception in 2009 and currently serves as Vice Chair. Michael is truly a leader in our community…

Blog: Inspiring the ‘There’

By Metro Chamber|June 9, 2017

By Kerri Warner – Freelance Artist & Inspire Giving Founding Member In the 1930s, Gertrude Stein famously said of Oakland, California, “there is no ‘there’ there.” She was the first to put into words how the lack of any special qualities or attributes might make a place unworthy of notice,…