Ivan and Beth Misner talk about the BNI-Misner Charitable Foundation. Beth has “the greatest job in the world:” awarding money to charities. She and Ivan created the foundation 9 years ago because of their belief in the importance of giving back to the community.
- True to the spirit of BNI, grants are given out by referral only.
- The foundation’s grants benefit children and education.
- The foundation has given grants all over the world (e.g. a library and 2 preschools in Sri Lanka after the tsunami).
- BNI members can make directed contributions (designate a recipient for their donations).
- Mini-grants go to purchase books for school libraries and equipment for teachers.
Beth’s main goal for this year is to increase visibility of the Foundation within BNI and encourage members to contribute monthly.
Refer a school or charity for a mini-grant: have them e-mail [email protected]
Visit the Foundation Website.
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