Written by: Maggie Brockmeyer

Director, Development & Community Engagement 

What if fundraising practices could also lend support to the community around us? What if the connotation of “disruption” could be used for social good? How can influence drive business? 

These questions, and many like them, are high on the list of considerations as Rung for Women begins to move into fundraising and development practices. As an organization committed to continuous learning, Rung is in a fortunate position to be able to implement new and innovative programs due to our novelty.  

One such example is “Give STL Day,” a staple in our philanthropic community designed to drive impact giving to various nonprofit organizations. Each year, nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in 24-hour fundraising events, solidify matching or challenges gifts, and gain new donors through their Give STL Day strategy. Rung for Women has been a proud Give STL Day participant for the last two years, and this year will be no different; however, our goal for the day has changed. Rather than focusing on the number of new donor acquisitions or the total dollars raised within a time period, Rung’s goal is simple: educate as many new community members about our work and the work of three local women-owned businesses as possible.  

At Rung, we inspire all women to climb the economic opportunity ladder, so we invite you to join us throughout Give STL Day as we highlight a female entrepreneur in the food industry through our “Coffee, Confections, and Cocktails – Oh, my!” campaign. Follow our social media channels as we drop the locations of the businesses where we will be hanging on Wednesday, May 10 at 8:30am, 12:30pm, and 5:30pm.

By shaking things up a little this Give STL Day with Good Disruption, we hope to inspire you to participate in “Coffee, Confections, and Cocktails – Oh, my!”