As Brackets For Good charity competitions throughout the U.S. reach the home stretch, a co-founder of the Indianapolis-based nonprofit says a nationwide tournament is under consideration. Executive Director Matt McIntyre says new communities are continually asking about joining and that growth is being driven by corporate involvement. Brackets For Good now has a presence in 13 cities and states, including Indianapolis and, more recently, statewide in Indiana.
Other markets participating in Brackets For Good include Minnesota, St. Louis, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Kentucky, Denver, Dallas, Maryland, Nashville and Miami.
In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, McIntyre said interest and participation continue to grow for multiple reasons. "What’s interesting and sort of an eye-opener for us is we’re able to do what we do without even setting foot in those communities, and I think that’s a testament to Indianapolis becoming such a big tech scene and also the fact that nonprofits across the country are looking for innovative ways to further their mission."
The tournaments turn fundraising into a game by pitting participating nonprofits into an NCAA Tournament-style bracket and charities battle head-to-head through donors voting with their dollars. McIntyre says the Indianapolis and Indiana tournaments alone are on pace to raise close to $1 million by Friday night’s conclusion. He adds the combined dollar figure in the state should top what was raised for charities last year when it was just Indianapolis. "As always, dollars is just one metric we look at at Brackets For Good. As much as we look at awareness and new people discovering the nonprofits within their (own) communities," he said.
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In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Brackets For Good Executive Director Matt McIntyre says interest and participation continue to grow for multiple reasons.