Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction!
Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns.
So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please...
International Fund for Animal Welfare
International Fund for Animal Welfare works to rescue and protect animals around the world. They work on a variety of issues related to animal welfare including political advocacy, wildlife conservation, wildlife crime, and more. Their vision is a world where animals are respected and protected.
Star Wars: Force for Change
Star Wars creator George Lucas is famous for his charitable giving (the George Lucas Educational Foundation is actually a force behind Edutopia), but what's less known are the philanthropic efforts of the cast & crew of The Force Awakens to help nonprofits like UNICEF.
Comic Relief's mission is to "drive positive change through the power of entertainment". They tackle issues ranging from homelessness and poverty to ebola and LGBT rights.
Emily's List's mission is to elect pro-choice Democratic women to political office. As a champion of diversity they recruit the strongest candidates, support campaigns, study the electorate, and encourage people to turn out the vote. We're proud to represent an organization that works with strong women like Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
The Art League
The Art League was founded in 1954 as a charitable and educational nonprofit. They have a gallery, school, store, and outreach program to achieve their mission of enriching their community through the medium of visual arts.
The Harry Potter Alliance
The Harry Potter Alliance turns fans into heroes. They're working to change the world with the power of activism and storytelling. Some of their current campaigns include "A World Without Hermoine" that works to raise money to keep girls in school around the world and "Neville Fights Back" which encourages supporters to call their congressman to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Words, Beats & Life Inc.
Words, Beats & Life Inc. began as a hip hop conference at the University of Maryland in 2000. Since then it has evolved to take on a holistic approach to community and youth development. They host workshops on mural painting, a hip hop academy, and an ambassador program where they send artists aboard to facilitate cultural exchange.
Joe's Movement Emporium
Joe's Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for programs and productions in education, the performing arts, and work readiness. They have programs ranging from adult classes to youth summer camps to a dance company and memoir writing. There serve over 70,000 visitors annually.
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Unlike WestWorld, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence promotes research in and responsible use of artificial intelligence. They aim to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders on the potential of current AI developments.