We asked one of those founding members to tell us why he continued to support Impact100 SA, and here is what he had to say:
“Why Impact100 SA?” – David Dall, Founding Member
“In early 2014, my long-time colleague, Geoff Day invited myself and many others from his extensive network to come and hear about the mechanics of collective giving and specifically to launch Impact100 SA.
At Macquarie, where we worked together for 15 years as financial advisers, there was an ingrained culture of giving. Every few weeks in the Adelaide office there would be a focus on a particular charity or cause and donations sought.
I have heard objections to joining giving circles like Impact100 South Australia, “I give privately”, or “I prefer to choose where my donations are directed”. Yes, and yes, but collective giving has a different feeling to it. You are part of a team.
Similarly, there is a different feel to winning a game of football or hockey, to winning a game of singles in tennis. Team sport is about sharing the moment with others.
Likewise, being in the room with other donors when the winning names are announced or attending the functions during the year with other like-minded individuals.
Call it collaborative, collective or even team giving, it has a different feel to it. It has a buzz about it which I like. The power of contributing a relatively small amount but together making a difference as a team of donors to make a greater impact.
For the past six years, I have enjoyed the ‘culture of giving’ within Impact100 SA. I look forward to seeing you at the next Impact100 SA event as we head towards our seventh year of giving. If you have not committed yet, I wholeheartedly encourage you to join the team. David Dall.