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Chase Community Giving Chicago

Chase Community Giving

Since 2009, Chase Community Giving has been donating millions of dollars to community voted charities.  This season, dance companies in Chicago decided to take this fundraising opportunity to a whole new level.

Forming a voting block of ten companies and using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a variety of other social media, these ten expanded their audience base. They also succeeded in creating a unified front for funding endeavors as well as setting an example of how free media outlets such as Facebook can really make a difference in the game of Not For Profit organizations.

By mobilizing Chicago dance companies, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Chicago Dance Crash, Chicago Tap Theater, Culture Shock Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project and Visceral Dance Chicago have each received a portion of the 3 million dollars in grants that was awarded to a total of 100 charities across the United States. Their innovation and coordination is another example of artists who are creatively and actively finding ways to finance their projects.