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10/29/17 Amy Faulkner w/Greg

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Welcome to conversations I'm your host record thanks for spending some time of the series this weekend. Joining me this segment is Amy Faulkner she's the executive director of the world is on good morning. And learning to join us as we look at the issues that affect us here at home and our community and across the nation. Being charitable something that increases one's own connection to the community. Simplest making a financial donation to organization do you like or joining a team running a five K York stomping up some steps in the name of some good cause but. When it comes to coordinating these events creating them were linking humans to the organization that need them. Got a group of Seattle it's that are doing just the right things to make it all happened to hold the world is on and we'll find out more now for Amy itself. I guess they mean let's start simply what is the world is fun. Sunday's nonprofit organization earrings yeah animation to get in and giving back to the Seattle community. And basically we wanted to show that giving back is spun in social and can do great things in the community and it's. Breaking down a perception that aren't hearing something you do you're in you're trying to get a speeding ticket. The well it's it's I think it's a good day there already answered my second question which is why the name and it's like two but it would certainly be super hard work you've about had the two positive. Progressive like fund name. We actually he didn't name is kinda good an accident. But we never set out to be in non profit organization actually started his blog or things to do and CIO. And then during the recession. I'm an event in Eritrea and realized that I think can be working for a while during recessions are started doing charitable events owner. Who just to fill my time and got involved. Within event beard and stacks fast trees in the end 38000 dollars for tree house. An organization hostage in hearings. Us Contessa Brewer whose tree house a lot move we have we've been great partners with the minutes are a lot of fun to be able to work with them. Specifically wind guests and just jumping way ahead in my itinerary here at public. I guess. Having an event back round how does that change your events with the world was found compared to mid what we think up as a charity event. Believe ten look at events Harris. There's a different way to do it where you neatly. The perception especially with you in their twenties and thirties is a charity events are things that you do when you are money annual expense. A lot to support the is it media not experience necessary. And in our situation we'd like to create unique and trying to experiences. And sneak it that the proceeds from those experiences go to charity. So we do things differently there's a lot of times we're doing beer fast car has served this summer we to Perino asked. Reporter like I mentioned just steered in stashed fast it's not your typical. On charitable about how do you take a city brainstorm these ideals of them wickedly to booed off the top of someone's head and just rumba that. We have a lot of creative meetings that happen in essence. Sometimes there's all along. I. It's really time. Area we have a volunteer staff at close to a hundred people that. I. To this start just as you doing this and then branching to more people like always the progression from being a blog action being to the point we've raised almost two million dollars. Who is a shared his glove and then it did Sarah it's just me having me idea to do it. And then wondering imminent officials I don't see renowned process. The idea is that I ring. Volunteer. Four hours of my time a month and it would be my hobby. And I was on here once and I include my friends and I do want to teach fundraising and sear. Home to that intersection and we now an audience 181000 setup I like to jokes that now 181000 brands. And as we. Just this year had 112. Year. Oh my goodness that's bananas. When you start when you make that transition attributes the most is not thinking like I wanna do a 501 C three also but it might seem a little daunting. Almost a challenge in what was the process like. To go from being someone who was just casually don't throw an event to try to out to then becoming a charitable. Organization like that. I think it not having any not a rock critics he works in nineteen America's I was blissfully unaware of what was ahead. But it's I think the challenge is just kind of diving in and figuring it out it would work out and our favorite and I think a lot of that past experience. I'm betting we don't talk about Sierra trees right. It was just. Going for a change maybe not being fully educated on what that was in the Berkeley in the future really helps me. I don't know fighting in interior one of the things that has. Ben no problem choruses when we originally started sounding. Tour a nonprofit that just volunteers once a month has drastically different than an entrant into and it has 181000 people audience. In 5000 volunteer says there's been things away and we've had a court scratch and figure out a solution for. Us now I've just kind of cruising around the world is fond dot org the world this fund dot org it's a site and Diana so that there wasn't just what one specific area that you're tackling put everything from veterans to seniors to all over the with X seventeen different areas you focus your efforts. Why be so multifaceted. Rather than focusing on one specific idea or genre or something. I think that the organization and Aaron that are already focusing on one specific area. Hello we found is that you better intentionally injures student volunteering. Don't exactly know where to go or they might now I hear cars and we want to be on that of Turkey are gonna. Say I wanna get involved in some way. And it doesn't necessarily have to be that they want to get involved in charity and trying to eat Mother Teresa and maybe just get involved and meet you keep Hillary gain new skills or whatever their reason it's still giving back to the community. So we can give them a great experiences. That they can see what issues are at CEOs be singing get involved in and see where they released and what makes sense for them. We're doing answer rests in that sense. Our guest today is Amy Faulkner she's the executive director hand sort of accidental founder of the world is on a charitable. Organization that's helping connect people who won a volunteer to opportunities to be volunteers and much more than that as well. All underside to see about a zillion different people than have listed deep that are listed before any of the board members. But the more regular contributor perhaps. Think it's a wonderful statement why put your volunteers pictures first before Europe. And I know they're there and do our. Mean we're on together I don't purely there should be any sort hierarchy everybody that's in the organization is coming to a stronger. A sense says we wanted to syndicate in our community. And it doesn't exist with one of us it's a Seattle didn't. Need to grow on what it is. Now who. Would get to the incredible auction you're doing here in a moment but normally group is seen putting on an expected to. Of vets for new let's just joining us hosts a quarter and an expected event might be what that might look clicked for I you mentioned the beard and mustache fast. Well what are we what are we getting it's different from us click may be just like a ballroom dinner that's happening where there like having a silent auction or shall. I hidden. I never happened. Lauren and her aunt and probably never doubt me where the first to spring but also all seeded Seattle. We should. Timing. Last weekend we had an event at least it there was any onto scavenger hunt there. It was a fun way to engage with an hour and learn about it at the same time. You tour raising money for charity that currency to the Internet to charities. And disintegrated in the history of this city that we don't. We did garrido fest last summer tricks when he teen murder and other fossil us to won't. Loans where. It's it's kind of all over the word we had a crazy idea. Hired volunteers actually say we're gonna run it and can't. And. Honestly committed here to talk about the innovators auction it looks like all of a bunch of different fun experiential type things that you can do. Tell us about what's happening who's involved when it happens please. So no memory seventeen ends up thinking yen or fifteen Wesley we are hosting the events. And originally we set out to you know we knew we wanted to do some sort of direct fundraising event where eight years old and this is the first. And events that as a fundraiser at very obvious that it's fundraising as opposed to just attending knew about the proceeds going to charities. And we wanted to create an auction that we knew that we needed to do it differently as everything is so it is aids fundraising auction and it's nice to Google one there's no sit down dinner beforehand instead we have. Crashed cocktails. I am and supporters it runs a little later than an option we're planning on having when he I don't much. Tender silent auction content through an auction we ended up with second items in 101000 dollars or what's to auction off. The best part about it. Is this is an experience is our auction we found things that you can't just go out and I ate that and are available so. Did you hundredth. Live auction items that my favorites are there is a make or listen to the drag queen. You can make your own beer. Floating bridge during or have your own ice cream at all social ice cream store owners. And then we also have a couple others. Group opportunities where you and six friends can go to the room we Ken Jennings a jeopardy game. So it'll increase your chances of being able to solve your way out of that children. And and just a lot of really great experiences and normally couldn't signs. There's a lot of school star appeared numerous tickets for a year (%expletive) stick pub. Silly and national and international film festival bit they like there's a lot that you can really get involved in a little something for everyone which seems to be. Sort of the overall scheme of the world is fun tell us councilman who wanted to get involved with the organization. Can do bright now reach out and start helping out as soon as well as soon as possible. Syverson and you have to do is go to our sandwiches the world is fun now ordered and if you go to the events section atlas also volunteered constantly coming up and you can sign a great line. We try to remove barriers to volunteering so there's never any orientation. East China I shudder at the event stick to a four hour shifts depending on. What the event is and then it's one and done it's kind of that she's your own adventure you can Santa Cruz matches you are just one thing ends. Figure out or Austria. Cool it's the innovators auction is the specific event that we were talking about. It's tells the date and time location again please. No vendors 7730. 415 Wesley himself thinks union. Fantastic stuff the world is fun job or any pocket picked so much for joining us today. You hear hundreds of a conversation that the public affairs program of the stations.