IT ALL STARTED WITH AN IDEA…
In 2013, three passionate social entrepreneurs in Sydney shared a vision that everyone can make a difference by getting involved in philanthropy. Together, Laurence Marshbaum, Nina Skryzynski and Jenny Newmarch saw that professionals like themselves wanted to lead purposeful lives, but lacked the time, knowledge, and framework to make a difference.
On the flipside, grassroots for-purpose organisations struggle to find financial support and volunteers to sustain their work. Laurence, Nina and Jenny organised 10 friends and partnered with 3 innovative social purpose outfits. Each friend invited 10 of their friends to an event, bringing together 100 people together to raise $11,000 that boosted the partners in helping people in need.
10×10 is a global movement whose purpose is to empower the next generation of changemakers. We build Project Committees of 10 volunteers and support them to identify promising new ideas to solve the most compelling problems at the grassroots. The team organises a fun and engaging event that raises funds, awareness and support for early-stage and emerging social purpose organisations.
Our Project Committee members learn about social issues and what makes an effective social purpose organisation. Through a 10×10 campaign, our volunteers help to make a difference as donors, philanthropists, fundraisers advocates and ambassadors. They build networks of like-minded peers, gain new skills in leadership and teamwork and most importantly, make a genuine difference in their local community. Over 94% of our committee members recommend the 10×10 experience to their friends.
For our partner organisations working at the grassroots, 10×10 offers a fresh way of directly engaging with a new audience. Organisations come away from an event not only with financial help but increased awareness, plus a valuable network of talented professionals who often volunteer their skills and expertise.
In recent times we’ve adapted our model to the new conditions. We now provide the resources and tools to Project Committees to produce live in-person, digital and hybrid events, constantly learning how to improve our engagement and impact.
Share our vision and join the amazing 10×10 journey of giving back and making a difference.