AAPIP Voices

In Third Place…


To celebrate the impact of our growing National Giving Circle Network, our Facebook page featured photos and stories from our 31 Circles for 31 consecutive days. We challenged our Circles to accumulate the most “Shares” of their photo by calling on their friends, family, and community members.

Our Giving Circles met and exceeded our challenge: their photos and inspirational words generated multiple days with over 10,000 distinct looks. Together, we’ve generated thousands of shares and spread diverse and distinct stories of our community. Thank you for looking, commenting, liking, and sharing our 31 Days 31 Circles contest; with 35 Giving Circles in our Network, you continue to support our people-powered Movement.

In addition to inspiring new leaders with their stories of impact, the the top 3 Giving Circles with the most “Shares” on their featured date won prizes.

Please meet our third place winner:

Asian Pacific Community Giving Circle

Tell us about your giving circle.
We have a diverse membership that includes a cool collection of Millennials, Gen Xer’s and Baby Boomers.

What does it feel like to be a winner? What strategies did you use to win?
It feels wonderful! We are so proud of our partner featured in the photo–API-Equality and their new website Q&A Space they created with the support of our giving circle. We are grateful for the support of AAPIP in both our grant making as well as our journey to help inspire the spirit of philanthropy among out giving circle.

We were strategic in collaborating with our partner API-Equality to help us share the photo.

How will you use your prize?
We still need to decide on this, however we have a deep desire to increase participation of young professionals in giving circles. So maybe the turn-key promotional kit to help increase awareness (and potential members) of the Asian Pacific Community Giving Circle among Millennials.

Are there any announcements you’d like to share from your circle?
We just held our 1st meeting for the 2013-2014 cycle. We received reports back from our three partners on all the wonderful work they were able to do with the support of our $5000 grants. It was inspiring and exciting to hear and see all that they had done. Our meeting coincided with the launch of API-Equality’s new website Q&A Space for LGBT Asian & Pacific Islanders. We also decided to award two $5000 grants for this next cycle towards programs that: 1) provide health care enrollment for the undocumented and 2) address issues of bullying of API youth.

Anyone in particular that you’d like to thank?
We’d like to thank our giving circle member, Rick Eng for taking a thoughtful, thorough, and enthusiastic role in leading us to victory with this AAPIP Facebook challenge.