“When I first met with Community Shares staff, I didn’t know much about workplace giving.  When I understood the concept—the democratization of philanthropy—I became passionate about the idea,” said Lark Paulson, Director of Membership Services & Administration at Dane Buy Local.

She said that, working at a nonprofit herself, she understands how small amounts can make a difference.  “Many people maybe can’t afford to contribute $250 a year.  But people can afford small amounts.  And when you add these amounts up, it can become significant for the CSW nonprofits.

“I hope more businesses get involved with CSW giving—it’s a great program.  Plus you’re investing in your community.”  And she added something that’s important for all of the staff at Dane Buy Local.  “You’re also giving on a local level!”


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