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Impact Tours

Impact Tours are an important aspect of Water For People’s efforts to show our stakeholders how our approach to sustainability is strengthening communities and fostering independence within well-defined geographical areas; ultimately bringing water and sanitation to every household, every clinic and every school, forever. It is through these trips that you will become a lifelong supporter of Water For People if you aren’t already!

Most tours spend a week in country experiencing our work first-hand and interacting directly with community leaders, local staff, government officials and NGO partners. As an invaluable contributor to our mission, we hope you will choose to take advantage of this once-in-a-life-time opportunity to connect with the people whose lives you have helped to improve.

2016 Impact Tour Update

2017 Impact Tour

Our next Impact Tour will take place in 2017. More details will be available in late 2016.

Leadership Council

Water For People has long been supported by engineering and construction industries. The Leadership Council represents one way that this connection remains strong today. The goal of the Council is to foster thought leadership between Water For People and the engineering and construction industries. Industry representatives advise Water For People on organizational and programmatic challenges; develop and share best practices for workplace giving and employee engagement; and encourage greater support from other firms in the industry.

Please email info@waterforpeople.org to learn more.

Volunteer

If you're raring to get out there and really make an impact, Water For People has several volunteer opportunities to choose from to fit your style of philanthropy.

Join hundreds of other volunteers on committees in North America supporting our mission through fundraising, community outreach, advocacy, and more. Or join World Water Corps as an ambassador for the water and sanitation crisis, helping to evaluate data vital to our mission.

Volunteer
Crowdrise
Tom and Jonas of Absolut Elyx are walking 4 miles every day for a week to collect 5 gal. of water.

Start Your Own Fundraiser

Are you running a race, climbing a mountain, giving up a birthday, or wanting to send your wedding guest list an alternative to yet another toaster? You can make tremendous impact!

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Corporate Partnerships

Water For People has a fantastic range of partnerships—from the water, wastewater, and sanitation sector; to long-time engineering firms; to consumer-facing brands who are interested in building awareness around the global water crisis. There are many ways to support Water For People’s work through your company!


The first step is to determine what type of partnership is the best fit for your company. See below for some of your options.

Fundraising Events and CrowdRise Campaigns

Perhaps the easiest way to get involved with Water For People is hosting your own company events, races, contests, feasts, and/or creative online campaigns. This is a wonderful way to show the company’s commitment to the global water crisis, while building awareness among clients, customers, and your extended network. Share your results with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We’ve seen corporate partners host some incredible events—and the pride, team effort, and collective wins for the cause are exciting reasons for every company (and its clients and customers) to celebrate.


Employee Engagement

Water For People has a Workplace Giving program available to companies interested in enhancing their employee engagement. The program includes opportunities for:

Payroll Giving

Employees to opt in to donate a portion of each paycheck to go to Water For People; for many, this option aligns well with the aspirations of the employees, as well as the sustainability practices of the company. Furthermore, when the company commits to matching funds raised by staff, there is an element of solidarity that comes from supporting a cause, together.

Workplace Giving Events

Host events for colleagues and clients, as a way to educate peers about the global water crisis and Water For People’s work. This is a great way for employees to break out of their day-to-day roles by enhancing the sense of community and playing a part in social change—plus, friendly competitions to raise funds are always a big hit.

Community Outreach

Participate in community races, committee events, and fundraising campaigns to raise funds for Water For People. Similar to the private events, these public-facing options allow the company and the employees to amplify their advocacy efforts and get their community involved in putting an end to water and sanitation poverty, worldwide.


Customer Engagement

Collaborative events, marketing initiatives, and digital campaigns are an excellent way to set your company apart in your field. Cause marketing is often used to demonstrate a company’s commitment to global challenges, as well as to give even more compelling reasons for customers to connect with your brand.

Due the time and resources involved in the customized nature of this type of partnership, Water For People requires a recurring, significant financial contribution and a long-term commitment.


Product Sales

Commercial Co-Venture Agreement

For any portion of product sales to be donated to Water For People, there’s an extensive legal and reporting process due to the time, cost, and legal commitment for both parties involved. In order to consider entering into a Commercial Co-Venture (CCV) agreement, we require: substantial financial contribution; a long-term financial and marketing-driven commitment to Water For People’s work; a standard licensing fee to use our branding; and clear brand alignment.

Sponsorship through Product Sales

For companies who are interested in showing their support of Water For People without meeting the above criteria, the best options are to build awareness and raise funds through your employee engagement, fundraising events, and Crowdrise campaigns. If you choose to mention your support of Water For People on your website, social media, or in your store, you can:

  • Declare the company to be a “Proud Sponsor of Water For People” without using the Water For People logo or branding (a link to our website is ok).
  • Declare that the company gives “$XYZ per year in support of Water For People” without using the Water For People logo or branding (a link to our website is ok). This must be a fixed dollar amount.
  • Declare that a “Portion of these sales goes to provide sustainable solutions for access to safe water and sanitation” without any mention of Water For People as the recipient of these funds.

Thanks for your interest in supporting Water For People’s work—we look forward to discussing potential opportunities with you. Questions? Email us at info@waterforpeople.org and we will get back to you shortly.

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