The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting the Rotary Club of Indianapolis to rethink how it approaches its annual volunteer effort, Indy Do Day, and turn it into a year-round philanthropic campaign.
The civic organization said the event, originally scheduled for September 24-27th, has been postponed this year due to challenges associated with the pandemic. But in its place, the Rotary said it is transitioning to a new philanthropic approach.
The Rotary Club of Indianapolis has announced it has forged a partnership with Indianapolis-based Selfless.ly, a digital platform that focuses on social responsibility.
“This innovative partnership will allow us to reimagine Indy Do Day as something bigger and better while reinforcing our place as the most civically-engaged city in the country,” said Nick Reich, president of the Rotary Club of Indianapolis.
Reich said the Indy Do Day team has worked hard to create alternative solutions for area nonprofits through the organization.
Since 2014, the Rotary Club of Indianapolis has overseen the four-day volunteer push, providing help to area nonprofits by marshalling volunteers from various companies and other organizations.
The Rotary said Indy Do Day will continue to focus on one weekend per year for large-scale events, but it will expand its mission via the partnership Selfless.ly.
“Our technology and platform partners understand the gravity of the situation for all nonprofit organizations who utilize Indy Do Day for volunteer and donor engagement,” says Joshua Driver, co-founder of selfless.ly. “We are honored to work with Indy Do Day, facilitating impactful opportunities during these uncertain times.”
Nick Reich and Josh Driver will be on this weekend’s edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick. Click here to see viewing times in your area.