It all started with an idea…
Back in 2013 in Sydney Australia, 3 passionate and highly successful social entrepreneurs Laurence Marshbaum, Nina Skryzynski and Jenny Newmarch shared a vision that everyone can make a difference by getting involved with philanthropy. They saw that young professionals like themselves wanted to live purpose driven lives and to give back to their local communities. However they lacked the time, knowledge and framework to do so in a way that made a difference.
On the flipside grassroots for purpose organisations (not for profits) found it hard to find financial support and volunteers to sustain their work. Laurence, Jenny and Nina got together 10 friends and organised an event with each friend inviting 10 of their friends and they lined up 3 charities to attend. That night they raised $ 11,000. The night was a success and the concept of 10×10 was born.
10×10 has started a movement worldwide and aims to empower the next generation of giving. We are successfully building a community of likeminded young individuals who are inspired to come together to support innovative grassroots charities in a fun and engaging way. Our innovative model and technology platform makes the 10×10 concept simple, replicable and low cost.
Our committee members love being part of the 10×10 experience with over 94% recommending it to friends – they build new networks and gain skills in leadership and teamwork. More importantly for us their 10×10 experience ignites a passion for philanthropy and this translates to a whole new generation of people giving more from a young age.
For participating charities, 10×10 offers an innovative and fresh way of directly engaging with a young supporter base. Many come away from an event being provided not just with financial help but also with a valuable network of involved professionals who can assist with expertise and connections.
We are now working with corporates who want to offer this innovative experience to their teams. 10×10 Corporate provides a dynamic and interactive CSR (corporate social responsibility) offering that can engage young staff in active giving and also more deeply connect them to existing corporate charities. Find out what the media says about us.
Share our vision, come onboard and join the amazing 10×10 journey of giving back and making a difference.