Affinity Credit Union Launches the Business for Good Social Venture Challenge

December 1, 2014

In a perfect world, you’d hit every green light on the way to work, the sun would shine 365 days a year, and you’d get to help decide which of your favourite organizations get a part of our profits. We may not be able to help with traffic or the weather, but letting you decide where our money goes? That we can do!​

Enter the Business for Good Social Venture Challenge – a friendly crowdfunding competition where three non-profit or charitable organizations pitch their social enterprise business ideas to the community for a chance at $50,000 from Affinity’s District Council 23. A social enterprise is a business that is created to address a specific social or environmental issue facing our community or world. And you get to decide which organization will be the lucky winner while also supporting this social enterprise to get off the ground or go to the next level.​

Your community, your dollars, your choice

Earlier this fall, Affinity asked social enterprises in Saskatoon, Warman and Muenster to apply and explain how they could use the $50,000 of District Council funding to launch a social enterprise that will help build a better world. Three finalists were chosen and now it’s all up to you to decide who wins this amazing funding opportunity. 

The Business for Good “vote with your dollar” crowdfunding campaign is your way to help choose one winner out of the three finalists. By donating, you’ll give your favourite organization a vote. Donate a little or a lot, the choice is yours because each donation, no matter what the amount, is important. The winner of the $50,000 will be decided by both the amount of funds raised and the number of unique contributors. That means no matter how much you give, your vote counts!

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The contest closes on December 8, so submit your vote today!