Event organisers in North America can find, vet and book community impact projects through a new business events industry online resource, Giving Good. The project was officially launched at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders 2017 in Austin, Texas, this month.
The new resource provides a snapshot of key information which US organisers can use to add a give-back element to their event. Features include the ability to connect with other event organisers, get additional information from destination service departments, or reach out to the community impact project directly for further information.
Giving Good was designed to be an organiser’s first stop when booking community outreach programmes.
Giving Good began with an Innovation Grant from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2014, to assist in getting the project initiated.
In 2015 PCMA created a beta site via their Conscious Meeting Project, initially launched at Convening Leaders in January 2016 with 13 supporting destinations. Reviews from destinations and event organisers followed, along with support from industry associations ASAE, DMAI, IAEE and MPI.
Thirty destinations now feature their community impact projects on Giving Good.
“We are thrilled to be able to launch this industry resource benefitting business event professionals looking to incorporate a give-back element to their event,” said Deborah Sexton (pictured left), president and CEO, PCMA. “The support of the major industry organisations has catapulted this project to the next level, expanding its reach to organisers. In the coming year, we look forward to gathering and reporting on social impact data showcasing the many positive outcomes of business events.”
For more information on Giving Good, visit www.givinggood.com