Network for a Cause
A favorite local fundraiser of mine is Network for a Cause. This charitable event isn’t presented by a nonprofit organization or sponsored by large corporations. Network for a Cause is planned and presented by Colleen Flynn–one lady with a big heart. Colleen launched Network for a Cause back in 2005, and with the help of a few volunteers and a multitude of generous donors, she has been organizing the event three times a year ever since.
Colleen started Network for a Cause because, as she notes on her website, “Networking is a great way to make new business contacts and social acquaintances. What a better way to do it while giving back to the community.” And she does exactly that, providing a fun and entertaining environment for both networking and giving. For a $20.00 entry fee, guests receive one free drink and appetizers. The event typically has live entertainment and a raffle with tickets for $2.00 each.
All proceeds collected at the Network for a Cause events go to a featured charity, typically a small local nonprofit. To date, thousands of dollars have been raised for local charities such as the Andre Center, Josh & Gus’s Run for a Reason, Community Shares, The Chanda Plan Foundation and many more.
The second Network for a Cause of 2008 is next week and will benefit Art Street, a Denver youth program that creates opportunities for local youth. All the event details are provided below:
Date: Wednesday, June 4th.
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The Hornet
Address: 76 Broadway, Denver 80203
**Purchase tickets online through Blacktie-Colorado in advance.
Colleen is still accepting donations for the raffle. Email her if you have an item to donate.
The final event this year is on Wednesday, September 10th and benefits Home Aid Colorado. Colleen manages invitations to Network for a Cause events through an email list. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on her list and receive information about future events.