The mission of Spur Local, formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy, is to create a more equitable, more just DC region, creating equity of access for small local nonprofits – access to donors, networks, information, and relationships – elevating their voice and impact, empowering them, and working with them to strengthen our communities. For donors‚ this means taking the guesswork out of giving by identifying critical community-based charities in Washington D.C. and nearby Maryland and Virginia counties. For nonprofits‚ it means raising their visibility and building their capacity.
Being part of the network means you’ll be recognized as a critical community-based nonprofit in the region—something that means so much to supporters‚ both existing and new. While no specific financial benefit is guaranteed‚ the track record shows that when nonprofits engage in a committed partnership‚ they receive both financial and other returns. Spur Local has helped raise over $55 million for the local nonprofit sector since 2003. Partners also gain access to many capacity building and collaboration opportunities that currently thousands of nonprofit attendees take part in annually.
What the partnership will do: