Seattlest Volunteer Spotlight: Team Up for Nonprofits

This article was written by Kimberly A. Dixon for seattlest.com and posted in Miscellaneous on April 7, 2010 1:00 PM, to see this article please click here

Each week Seattlest highlights an individual whose philanthropic efforts are helping to make our fair city a better place. From environmental causes to the health and wellness of Seattleites and animals, we recognize that every contribution helps. We’ll also feature information as to how you can get involved. This week, Seattlest looks at Team Up for Nonprofits.

Today, we recognize Mandy Maxwell. An active volunteer, she has been involved with Team Up since its inception in 2009. Serving as Vice-President of the board of directors, her primary role has included creating Team Up’s business plan and strategy, and other activities like developing Team Up’s Web site. The organization’s mission is to produce high-quality concerts and provide tools that increase awareness and raise funds for nonprofits, creating giving opportunities for the wider community.

Maxwell enjoys volunteering with Team Up because it combines her two greatest passions, philanthropy and music. “We all have the opportunity to impact and improve the community that we share. We can affect positive change by doing something we love and are passionate about. For me, this is music.”

There are several ways you can get involved with Team Up for Nonprofits. Those interested in marketing and social media can join the street team. If you’re looking for something more hands-on, they need volunteers to aid in the execution of each event. Team Up is also looking for bands to perform that share their enthusiasm for philanthropy, as well as for local nonprofits to partner with and benefit from Team Up’s concerts. Most of all, they need people to support their efforts by coming out to the shows.

The first Team Up for Nonprofits event will take place in late May at the downtown Seattle Hard Rock Café. While details are still being finalized, proceeds from the event will benefit Seattle Against Slavery, a local anti-trafficking organization.

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