How do I start?
Hang on, what is a Giving Circle?
A Giving Circle is a group of people, recruited by a Leader or
Leadership Team, who reach out to their networks to pool
contributions to change our country, starting in a key state
My Giving Circle will change our country? Seriously?
Yes. Seriously. Future Now Fund has identified the competitive
state legislative chambers where you can make the biggest
difference. In each state our goal is to elect a new majority,
or—in the case of NC—to break an existing supermajority. In
these states, flipping an entire chamber is cheaper than
winning a single Congressional seat. Together with your family,
friends, colleagues and neighbors, your pooled contributions
can literally change the balance of power in the state you
choose—and improve millions of lives.
How does Future Now Fund work with Giving Circles?
Each Giving Circle chooses the state its dollars will impact
from our list of five possibilities. Future Now Fund will
provide the tools, expertise and support—everything from
insider knowledge on your state to details on the
inspiring candidates we are helping elect
At every step, we make it easy to raise funds, track progress
and make sure that together we have the biggest impact. And our
team is always on call to help you succeed!
Where does the money raised by Giving Circles go?
The amount each Giving Circle raises will be allocated to
Future Now Fund's budget for the selected state. Collectively,
Future Now Fund Giving Circles are some of the largest
contributors in each of our states. Depending on the state,
this may include contributions to endorsed candidates (see our
awesome list here
), candidate training,
digital asset creation, canvassing efforts, research and
analysis, and more. Future Now Fund provides each Giving Circle
with dollar by dollar details on the funds it raises and
overall spending in its selected state.
I’ve never been good at asking for money. Is this the right thing for me?
Many Giving Circle members are new to soliciting contributions.
Our members tell us that it works for them because they are
appealing to their friends and family to support and join a
cause that really matters—and they are offering those people
a concrete way to help.
How big should my Giving Circle be?
There is no perfect size. Giving Circles can be as small as 5
people or as big as 500!
How much money should I raise?
You can choose any fundraising goal that feels right. Giving
Circles have raised from $2,500 to $250,000. Future Now Fund
can work with you to determine and the appropriate target
based on your network.
Why these 5 states?
In 2018, we are focusing on five states where we believe
Future Now Fund can play a huge role in electing a new
majority—Arizona, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire and North
Carolina. These are five states where the stakes are high
AND where we see a clear path to building a new majority.
But why states?