Buy More Black Challenge: Day 19
Week 3: Leverage Your Buying Power
This Week’s Goal: Learn how to progress from loyal fan to an influencer for Black owned Brands.
Day 19: Impact Change With Philanthropy
Today’s Task: Impact change with philanthropy
After yesterday’s task, hopefully you are feeling really empowered about what you can do with your money and how you can use your buying power. You really can make an impact when you are a conscious consumer. Perhaps you aren’t ready to buy a black-owned business, but maybe you want to give a donation, small or large, to a black startup company.
You’ve probably seen people promote their new tech idea or even their desire to launch a new business or movie project on Kickstarter and GoFundMe. These two platforms aren’t particularly my favorite choices for crowdfunding (I explain why in my Platform to Justice program) but I do agree with their concept in allowing the community to back projects they believe in and essentially help turn nothing into something. It’s actually really a genius idea! You get to determine the validity of your idea before you launch and waste money on something nobody wants. Lack of funding is a major reason why a lot of ideas don’t take off. Through your support of both social sharing and giving a small monetary donation, many people can see their dreams come true, some even overnight. So, today, consider finding a friend or even a stranger that could use some extra cash to turn their hobby into a business.