Returning SC Member Applicants: December 3rd 11:59PM PST
Returning SC Member Applicant: Manager/Director: December 3rd 11:59PM PST
New SC Member Applicants: Early Deadline: December 3rd 11:59PM PST
Project by Project is a 501(c)(3) grassroots leadership development organization aiming to develop a pipeline for the next generation of Asian Americans in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. Founded in 1998, Project by Project has since supported 37 nonprofits in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco impacting issues including: human trafficking, health care, domestic violence, affordable housing, education, civic engagement, media/arts representation, and economic empowerment.
Through a competitive application process, a local community-based non-profit organization that specializes on issues within the current partner theme is selected to participate in a year-long campaign to receive aid in its fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness efforts. The year-long campaigns include the planning of Project by Project’s signature fundraising event, Plate by Plate, our annual tasting benefit featuring top restaurants and beverage purveyors in LA, NY, and SF attracting thousands of like-minded philanthropic attendees nationwide. For the last 20 years, we have been able to award over $800,000 in grants to our Asian American nonprofit beneficiary partners, enhancing sustainability in serving the needs of their communities.
Project by Project aims to develop leaders through innovative philantrophy. In 2018, with Asian Americans & Immigration as Project by Project’s national campaign theme, our objective was to raise awareness regarding anti-immigration propaganda and major policy changes sweeping our country. PbP-LA partnered with community nonprofit OCA-Greater Los Angeles and championed their Mentored Path to Citizenship Grant program, which alleviates the financial burden and pairs applicants with immigration lawyers to help overcome the barriers facing our immigrant community in securing status and status for their families. At $725, the current fee for the naturalization application has increased 80% in the last 10 years, compared to minimum wage which has only increased 40%. Through the support of the Project by Project community and Plate by Plate attendees, we successfully raised funds to help individuals achieve the dream of American citizenship.
In 2018 we launched a new Project by Project program CASES (Collaborations Accelerating Sustainable Engagement and Solutions), an initiative where we provide pro-bono skills-based learning opportunities for our steering committee members. These opportunities include a Leadership Development Curriculum to provide members exposure to the social sector and best practices in nonprofit management, as well as a Nonprofit Training Curriculum bringing industry experts and leaders in to share insights on how to effect change in the community. Volunteers apply the knowledge obtained from these experiences to their steering committee and project team duties, enhancing their leadership competencies that would prepare them for future board leadership roles in the AAPI community.
On October 24th, 2018, PbP-LA hosted Project LEAD, a 1-day hackathon-styled case competition, as an expansion of CASES with the goal of exposing a wider audience to civic engagement and public-private partnership opportunities. The event featured nonprofit clients, guest speakers, a panel of judges, and a group of strategy advisors to support volunteer consultant project teams in developing pitches. Learn more at our press release.
We are looking for committed young professionals passionate about the AAPI community to join our LA steering committee.