What if every time a social problem is surfaced, everyone in the room immediately starts thinking about what they can do to help solve the problem? What if for every societal problem, we can confidently say "There's a groundup for that"? What if every time you face a problem, you know you can be the solution?
When we at the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) started on our groundups journey back in 2016, this was what we set out to achieve. We're not there yet (or we'd be out of business), but what we've seen so far has fuelled us to keep going.
We've seen complete strangers come together to bring smiles to the faces of those around them. We've seen people invest time and money into solving social problems, work that often defies logic and returns. We've seen aspiring social starters actually go on to start their own groundups and community projects, creating impact around the causes they care about.
All of these gave us the confidence to immerse ourselves in the groundup space and we built up our knowledge in the area, providing an avenue for individuals to bounce off their ideas, a community where social starters can meet like-minded peers, and even an incubator programme to journey alongside budding groundups.
So now the question is, what will you start?
Groundup Sandbox is a non-profit incubator programme that serves as a launchpad for individuals to jumpstart their ideas to do good. Alongside seed funding, we have curated a series of workshops, networking and mentorship opportunities to help bring your ideas to life.
Groundup Connexion is a series of workshops that take place on a quarterly basis, designed to build the capabilities of groundup founders and core volunteers. What's great about the whole experience is that you get to meet like-minded individuals and fellow groundup leaders at the same time!
MEET THE TEAM
The Talent Enabler
The motherly figure to four humans in the Groundup Central team and the mother to four cats at home!
The Impact Solutionist
Always on the hunt for ways to design better solutions for the team, just like what you'd expect from a sports junkie!
The Content Producer
Armed with her camera, she looks forward to meeting & documenting the everyday heroes of our lives.
The Social Strategist
Bringing fresh perspectives to the table, and leaving ego at the door. Say the word dog, he'll be all over the floor.
The Experience Curator
Bent on delivering a great user experience, if you're lucky she might even serenade you with a song!