By Steve Good, As Seen in the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values’ Connections Magazine

I remember the moment like it was yesterday. There I was, an 18-year-old member of Phi Delta Theta standing in the middle of the Great Hall in the Iowa State University Memorial Union with hundreds of my fellow Dance Marathoners waiting for the event’s fundraising results to be unveiled. We had just spent the last 15-hours dancing, sweating, standing, learning about overcoming obstacles, and meeting the children of the Children’s Miracle Network, who we had just supported through our fundraising efforts. We had accomplished something. We had done a little good in the world. We had raised funds to help others with terminal illnesses, and most importantly, we had just learned about the power of philanthropy.

At the time, I had no idea this particular moment would have such a lasting impact on my life. To be frank, I wouldn’t be typing this article or working on the things that I work on if I wouldn’t have had that experience. My membership in Phi Delta Theta at Iowa State led to me signing up for Dance Marathon and the experience continues to be a highlight of my life as a fraternity man.  My story is not unique though. Philanthropy is integral to the fraternity/sorority experience. Odds are, when you hear the pitch of why one should join a fraternity or sorority you will most likely hear about this thing called philanthropy.

This article is not about all the good things fraternities and sororities do within the realm of philanthropy, it is about how we can become better at helping others. Over the last eight years, I have learned there are a few key factors that are holding fraternal organizations, campus communities, chapters, and individuals back from truly becoming philanthropic. Our intentions are wonderful, but our impact can be drastically improved.

Let us first start by looking at the definition of philanthropy. One of my favorite definitions of philanthropy is this: “philanthropy is about giving of yourself, whether it is with money or your time. All you have to do is care about something – an organization, a cause or a mission – and give something of yourself to support that which has touched your heart.” There are a few key takeaways from this definition. You can be philanthropic by both raising funds AND engaging in service, but ultimately you must care about a cause, connect with it, and take action to be philanthropic.

With that definition in mind, we, both students and advisors, need to ask ourselves the following questions:

Are we using philanthropy for selfish motives?

Being recognized by others for being philanthropic is not a bad thing, but when it is the motive for doing it, change needs to be made. So how do you identify the motive of your philanthropic efforts? If the answer to any of the following questions is yes, a new approach should be considered:

  • Does your organization align itself with a charity of choice without investing in or providing programming that develops this relationship?
  • Does your community have a dollars raised, events hosted, or service hours compiled requirement in order to improve statistics to be used during recruitment?
  • Does your chapter do philanthropy to socialize, win awards, or check a box?

Through our philanthropic efforts, our stories will be told and seen by many, but true motives also shine through when the motives are not good ones.  We must go into philanthropy with a giving mindset asking how we can make this world a better place rather than how can this help us?

Are we aligning members with causes that are important to them?

We all have things that are important in our own lives. The things that are important to us drive our priorities and the attention, time, and resources that we give to them. When it comes to causes that we support, this is an extremely personal decision. For me, I support Iowa State University, Phi Delta Theta, The ALS Association, and the Humane Society because of my experiences. I am more likely to engage in philanthropic activities associated with causes I care about than activities associated with causes to which I have no connection.

So how does this affect philanthropy within the fraternity/sorority world? The majority of philanthropic activity at the undergraduate level happens at the chapter level.  Throughout the year, our chapters do something as a group to benefit a cause. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, but I have to imagine that within each chapter, there are individuals who would be more passionate about supporting a different cause based on their life experiences. Many of our chapters select their cause based on what others tell them to support.

Fraternity and sorority members will become more philanthropic when we create an environment that allows the flexibility for individuals within groups to select the cause that will drive them to be more engaged. I am not suggesting the removal of chapter philanthropy events, rather, I am suggesting two things: 1) Having a discussion as a group about why you support what you do, and 2) Encouraging individuals or small groups to go beyond the chapter’s philanthropic events to connect with causes that are important to them.

From an organizational standpoint, we should not become upset if our members choose to support a cause other than one of our partner charities. We should be proud that they have aligned themselves with causes that are important to them. They will ultimately become more philanthropic because of this.

Are fraternity and sorority members making a connection with a cause and learning about it?

The most effective philanthropists have a strong connection with the cause they support and are extremely educated about its mission. If I could identify the biggest area of improvement for fraternity/sorority philanthropy, it would pertain to connecting our members with the causes they support. As mentioned above, aligning individuals with causes they care about is the first step, but no matter what cause is selected, we have to create opportunities for members of fraternal organizations to learn more about the cause they support. Once this is accomplished, the next step is to use philanthropic events or activities to educate others about or connect them with the cause. Without an initial understanding of what one is supporting, it is challenging to achieve the latter.

Ways to connect with a cause include:

  • Having a conversation with somebody who is affected by the cause
  • Inviting a speaker to a chapter meeting to discuss the cause
  • Developing educational materials to pass out to those who attend your events
  • Researching a cause and sharing what you find to others
  • Sharing stories about the impact of the cause that you support
  • Giving a presentation at a chapter meeting to help others learn about the cause

Are we focusing on the philanthropic event or the cause that we are supporting?

Let us look at an analogy: fraternity/sorority recruitment.

Over the years, we have learned that effective recruitment happens when it is executed year-round at the individual or small-group level. Yes, we still have formal recruitment periods, but our most effective chapters are building relationships with potential members throughout the year and they are not doing it solely by inviting people to large-scale events. Recruitment over the course of one week seems rushed and relationships are unable to be properly developed.

Now think about fraternity/sorority philanthropy. There are many parallels here. The most philanthropic fraternity and sorority members are philanthropic year-round.  They may host and attend large-scale events throughout the year, but they are making the most progress by serving and supporting the cause throughout the year on their own or with a small group of people. Whether it is through volunteerism, other clubs, working part-time for the cause, infusing the cause into school projects, or individual fundraising efforts, the point is that a year-round approach develops more philanthropists.

To uncover whether the chapter is focused on the philanthropic event or not, ask one simple question to the philanthropy chair.

What are your goals for the year?

Those who are focused on the event might say:

  • To create an event that we can do every year,
  • To create an event that is recognizable on campus, or
  • To get more people to our philanthropy events.

Those who are focused on the cause might say:

  • To help more of our members understand why it is important to support the cause,
  • To educate our community about why it is important to support the cause, or
  • To raise more money in order to make a greater impact toward the cause.

Are we raising funds effectively?

Each year, fraternity and sorority members raise millions of dollars for a variety of great causes. A component of being philanthropic is the raising or giving of funds to help support the mission of the cause one supports. While the cumulative number of dollars that fraternities and sororities raise varies depending on whom you ask, I am going to make the argument that we could double that number each year if we focus on two specific components of fundraising.

Reduce costs – Fraternity/sorority philanthropic events have very high costs. How much good are we doing charging $5 to eat a meal that costs us $3 to serve? High costs means less dollars granted to the cause that is being supported and ultimately less impact being made through one’s philanthropic efforts. There are differing opinions about what an acceptable cost per dollar raised should be, but the national average is approximately 20 cents of cost per dollar raised.  Personally, I think we should strive for 10 cents or less per dollar raised. To do this, the first step is to identify what costs you might have associated with your philanthropic activities or events. Once the costs are identified, you can begin to think about how to either reduce these costs or find someone else to cover these costs. Business sponsorship is a way to drastically reduce costs, but we are not doing it enough. To succeed with business sponsorship, a pitch will need to be developed and you will need to demonstrate the value to the business for their sponsorship. You will also gain a valuable experience in the world of sales.

Expand fundraising reach  – When discussing fraternity/sorority philanthropy with advisors across the country, one frustration is stated over and over again – the pass the hat mentality of fundraising within the fraternity/sorority community. Fraternal organizations supporting other fraternal organizations in their philanthropic efforts is a great thing, but it becomes detrimental to our potential if we are only marketing to and reaching other members. If we are only reaching other fraternity or sorority members, philanthropic efforts are stalled as the same pool of participants and donors are approached time after time. The solution is to broaden your pool of potential donors and participants. This can be done through the power of the internet. The internet allows each of us to share what we are passionate about with the world. It opens doors, strengthens our voice, and most importantly within the world of philanthropy, gives us the opportunity to make a greater impact for the cause that we are supporting. Online, peer-to-peer fundraising technologies coupled with social media platforms are revolutionizing the way we raise funds and have the ability to strengthen our philanthropic work as a community.

Understanding where we can improve helps us take action. Given everything stated at this point, here are a few specific things you can do to help improve fraternity/sorority philanthropy:

Make philanthropy a priority

Philanthropy is something we always talk about, but is often an area that we do not invest time and resources in to develop. Philanthropy done right will develop compassion within the fraternity/sorority community. Greater compassion ultimately results in improved decision-making and awareness of the right thing to do in any given situation. The good works of our members will be noticed by others who want to do a little good in this world. These are the people we need within our community.

Focus on motivated individuals

It is much easier, and more effective to get a small group of philanthropists moving in the same direction than an entire chapter, community, or organization. Focusing on motivated individuals is an approach that takes time to permeate a larger group, but it is much more manageable. Focus your attention on developing the philanthropic traits in your most motivated peers, students or members and then share their successes with others within your community. These individuals will set the bar and others will want to reach it.

Help make the connection with causes

Focusing on this piece of the philanthropic puzzle has the greatest potential for positive change. Without the connection to the cause, fraternity/sorority philanthropic events are simply events. We must encourage and help facilitate opportunities for fraternity and sorority members to learn about the causes they are supporting. Doing this will drastically improve our results and our impact. Search for local opportunities to make that connection by asking people who are affected by the cause your organization supports to speak to your members to tell their stories.

Evaluate how philanthropy is rewarded

How we reward philanthropy drives how fraternities and sororities do philanthropy. I think it is worth repeating. How we reward philanthropy drives how fraternities and sororities do philanthropy. As an example, I recently spoke with a fraternity man who admitted that his chapter was guilty of dumping out full cans of beverages in order to get more cans for a can drive. In this case, the number of cans collected determined who was most philanthropic. I would argue that the measurement here might have determined who was the least philanthropic. Competition to win awards is fierce within the fraternity/sorority community, so we have to be careful about the measure used to reward philanthropy. For example, measuring impact made, strongest connection, best awareness campaign or most inspirational story will create more philanthropists than measuring most money raised, most hours served, or number of events. The awards process is another great place to recognize those individuals, who are leading the philanthropic way within the community or organization. In the end, awards should not drive why we do philanthropy, but if positioned right, they can help shift the mentality of what philanthropy really is.

Twelve years after my first philanthropic experience at Iowa State University, I had the opportunity to return to watch future generations fall in love with philanthropy, just as I did. The moment, and subsequent joy that one exudes, after realizing that he or she is a philanthropist is what drives me personally. More importantly, it is a moment that we need to replicate as many times as possible within our community. If we do this, our community will become an even greater producer of compassionate leaders within this world.

Chapter philanthropy events are a common piece of every Greek community.  Whether it’s athletic competitions, meals, haunted houses, pageants and the like, each event has one main purpose – To raise funds and awareness for a cause that is important to the chapter.

One of our goals at Greeks for Good is to help Greek chapters raise more funds and awareness for the cause that your chapter is supporting through its events.

So here’s a step-by-step look at how Greeks for Good can facilitate your success.

Step 1 – Whether it’s your philanthropy chair or chapter president, the first step is for one person to register and create a team within Greeks for Good.  To do so, click on “Create/Join An Event” within our Philanthropy Events section on our homepage, or click here.

Step 2 – Fill out page one of the registration process.  Select “Philanthropy Events” as your participant type and fill in your personal fundraising goal.  Next, select “Create a Team”, give your team a name (Example: Alpha Alpha Alpha – Your University) and enter your chapter’s collective fundraising goal. You can then select “Greek Chapter” as your team type.  Fill out the rest of the questions and proceed to Step 2 of the registration process.

Step 3 – Fill out your contact info and create your Greeks for Good login and password. Continue to Step 3 of the registration process.

Step 4 – This step of the registration process asks for payment to participate.  Setting up a personal fundraising page costs $5 for each participant.  If you’d like us to setup a promo code for your chapter to take the cost to $3/participant, email us at info@greeksforgood.org.  Fill out the payment details and at the bottom, you can even make a donation to your own efforts.  Just select “toward my fundraising goal” under the additional gift option if you are interested in doing this. This is optional.

Step 5 – Confirm your registration details and click on “Complete Registration.”

Step 6 – Upon registration you’ll see a short welcome message as well as a few different options of what to do next.  We would suggest taking the time to customize your personal fundraising page as well as you chapter’s team page before you begin to invite others to join your team. To do so, click on the yellow box on the right of your screen that says “Personalize Your Fundraising Page.”

Step 7  – When customizing your personal fundraising page, you have the option to create a custom URL for your page, upload an image, edit your fundraising goal, create a personalized message on your page (we’ve included some default text to help), embed a video, include links to other websites, and select a few different page settings.  Complete these items and then view your fundraising page to see how it looks!

Step 8 – You are now ready to customize your chapter’s team page.  This is the page that will allow you to show the world what your chapter is attempting to do.  To do this, click on the Dashboard link at the top of your page.

Here, click on the “Your Team Fundraising” tab. You’ll then see a link under Team Fundraising on the right hand side that says “Team Fundraising Page.”  By clicking the little arrow, you’ll be able to select “Edit Team Fundraising Page.”

Once at your team page, you’re able to edit your team name, create a custom URL to use to pass along to your members, edit your fundraising goal, upload a picture, customize the text on the page, embed a video and insert links to other websites.  Do this and save your changes.

Step 9 – You are now ready to invite others to join your team! You can do this a few ways.  1) On your dashboard, click the “Your Team Fundraising” tab and then look for “Invite Friends To Join Your Team.”  You can find this within one of the three rotating boxes front and center or under the “Team Fundraising” section on the right-hand side of the page.  Going about it this way, allows you to use the email capabilities of the Greeks for Good system.  Here, you’re able to enter email addresses for your members (or a listserv) and customize the email.  The finished email looks like this and will lead your members to joining your team. Make sure to include your chapter’s promo code if you have obtained one.

2) You can also just send the link to your team page to your members via your own email system and encourage them to click on “Join This Team” and register.   Either one of these routes will guide your members to joining the team that you have setup.

Step 10 – As your members are joining your team, their fundraising efforts will be reflected on your team page, moving your fundraising thermometer up as dollars are raised.  Now that you have your members on board, it’s now time to begin fundraising.  Within each individuals “Dashboard, “ your members are able to customize their personal fundraising pages, upload or add email addresses of potential donors, create a donation email that can be sent to these contacts, track and analyze fundraising progress, connect efforts to social media platforms and see how they stack up to everyone else participating.

As your members progress in their fundraising efforts, they will receive educational emails about philanthropic topics.  You’ll begin to see your team’s total rise and the power of grassroots fundraising will allow your chapter to do a very good thing for your cause.


Donations that come in will be granted to your cause on a quarterly basis, so you do not have worry about getting the dollars to your cause.  We will also let your cause know who raised the funds so they are aware of your great effort.

As always, please email info@greeksforgood.org with any questions along the way.

If you’d like to discuss implementing Greeks for Good for your entire Greek community or entire inter/national Greek organization, fill out our interest form and we’ll setup a time to talk.

Logo_About_PageThe question has come up many times – “What do you hope comes out of the Greeks for Good program?”  Well, let’s answer that question in list format.

We hope that:

  1. Participants begin lifelong relationships or strengthen existing relationships with causes that are important to them.
  2. Individuals become first-time or repeat donors to their fraternal organization and college/university foundation.
  3. We can help campus Greek communities enhance the philanthropic impact their students are making.
  4. Many participants accomplish athletic goals that they never thought were possible.
  5. Chapters effectively raise more funds for the causes they support in conjunction with their philanthropy events.
  6. AFLV has to increase the number of service immersion experiences they offer because of increased demand of individuals wanting to make a global impact.
  7. We can help individuals find their passions while using our venue to find their confident voice.
  8. We can help fraternal organizations strengthen relationships with their charity partners.
  9. Participants learn about the power of giving and implement the concept into their lives forever.
  10. The dent that we make does nothing but increase positive awareness about the value of the Greek experience.

These things have driven us to create the program, and we’re confident that the program will help us achieve these things as a community.

Visit www.greeksforgood.org to learn more and begin your fundraising effort.

Logo_About_PageWritten By Steve Good, Founder of GrassrootGive

Philanthropy.  The term is one that you’ll hear over and over when you to talk to members of fraternal organizations around the world.  It is a term that has become synonymous with Greek life, and it is a feather in our caps when we discuss what we do to non-members.

Our favorite definition of the term is as follows:

Philanthropy is about giving of yourself. All you have to do is care about something – an organization, a cause or a mission – and give something of yourself to support something that has touched your heart.

As mentioned, philanthropy is something we do. But could we do it better? This past summer, Mark Koepsell and I began a conversation about Greek philanthropy that covered such questions as “Why do we do it?”, “What are the issues?”and “What could we do to solve the issues?”

Personally, I had fallen in love with the power of grassroots fundraising through the development of Phi Delta Theta’s Iron Phi program and had recently created GrassrootGive to bring grassroots fundraising to other non-profits. Mark, being the Executive Director at the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, an organization that prides itself on being the showcase for cutting-edge fraternity/sorority programming, technology, thinking, and concepts, offered community-wide thinking about how to address the subject on a larger scale. It was through the progression of these conversations that we decided to commit ourselves to tackling the issues within Greek philanthropy that are present.  With the gracious commitment of the AFLV board, the Greeks for Good concept was created.

Concepts are great, but all of us involved knew that the development of the program had to begin with the question “Why?”  This one-word question first led to the development of the top five issues within Greek philanthropy.

1. Having charities of choice but not putting anything behind developing these relationships

99% of our fraternal organizations have named partner charities for their members to support.  The concept is a great one but only if our organizations are committing time, resources and energy to develop these relationships.  The reality of the situation is that most of our organizations are not doing this or could do better.  One has to believe that the reason for this comes down to business decisions.  While it’s great that our members are supporting our partner charities, leaders of our organizations have to ask the question, “How does this enhance our mission AND our bottom line.”  If that question can’t be answered positively, the business decision is made to not spend time, resources and energy to enhance these relationships.

2. Trying to convince our members about what they should care about rather than understanding what causes are important to our members

One of the downfalls to naming a partner charity for our organizations is that it immediately turns away our members who would rather support a different cause because of a personal connection in their lives.  For example, an individual who has lost a parent to cancer may not have the desire to support a non-cancer-related cause that his/her organization has deemed its partner cause. By naming a partner cause, we’re turning off a large percentage of our membership bases.

3. Not understanding philanthropy, the cause that we’re trying to support and how it affects others

No matter what causes our members are supporting, we have a great deal of work to do to educate our members about the cause and why they are supporting it.  Do this: Ask a group of your members about philanthropy on your campus, within your organization, within their chapter, or in their personal lives.  Nine out of 10 responses will result in these members talking about a philanthropy event rather than the cause or the outcomes of their fundraising efforts.  This is a problem.  To most of our members, philanthropy has become an event or a requirement for other things rather than a solution to the world’s problems.  To solve this problem, we must educate our members about philanthropy in general as well as the causes they are supporting.  Events can become the platform to make that connection, but many times the connection is left out.  It’s like recruitment; events themselves do nothing to recruit new members.  The connections made at these events are what brings in new members.

4. Non-effective fundraising for causes. Heavy expenses

Many of our fundraising practices are archaic.  The number one issue is that some practices are not modernized to the way our members communicate.  If you’re not fundraising through a web-based tool, you’re missing out.  In 2001, 4% of people gave online.  In 2011, it was 65%. If you’re not capturing the power of social media, you’re missing out.  Social media is creating “free agents” or people who want to raise funds outside of the 501c3 domain.  It’s given each of us a voice to scream what we are passionate about and show others that we have an identity of “social good.”  If the organizations that they are passionate about are not providing an opportunity for them to raise funds, they will go elsewhere.  Now, I’m not saying that traditional approaches must be left behind, rather, a well-rounded plan that includes many mediums is the best route.  The benefit to web-based fundraising practices is that they are affordable and keep expenses down.  Lower expenses result in more dollars that can be applied to outcomes that help further the cause.

5. We ask our members to give, but we don’t relinquish control and ask our members to raise funds for our missions

Our organizations’ fundraising efforts should not be limited to how many paid fundraisers we have on our staffs. We all have thousands of members who love our missions.  Why aren’t we equipping these members with a tool that allows them to show their pride?  Doing so results in a very large fundraising staff and a larger pool of potential donors (the networks of our members).  Many organizations are afraid to ask their members to raise money for them.  Why?  Members want to give. We polled 200 students at a recent AFLV conference and asked, “Would you raise money for both a cause of choice AND your fraternal organization if you were given the opportunity?” 77% of these students said yes!  Only 23% said they would only want to raise money for an outside cause.  Simply put, allowing our members to raise money for us in conjunction with an outside cause helps us strengthen our organizations, which in turn will help us strengthen our outside causes.

So how will Greeks for Good solve these issues?

1. Having charities of choice but not putting anything behind developing these relationships

Two of the first goals listed for the program are to: 1) Strengthen the relationships between fraternal organizations and their philanthropic partners and 2) Raise money and support for the missions of fraternity and sorority foundations and their partner charities. Simply put, we want to help our fraternal organizations strengthen the relationships with partner causes. We understand the limitations of time and resources within your organizations or communities.  That’s why we want to help build your external fundraising core.  We’ll do this by mobilizing more of our members to raise funds for our causes as well as our organizations.  Remember, stronger organizations mean stronger relationships with our causes.

2. Trying to convince our members about what they should care about rather than understanding what causes are important to our members

We provide options for members to raise money for a variety of causes, including their fraternal organization’s foundation. If an individual interacts with the main Greeks for Good fundraising platform, s/he will have the opportunity to raise funds for a plethora of causes.  If an individual interacts with Greeks for Good through a campus-sponsored sub-platform, s/he will have the opportunity to select from a list of causes supported by fraternal organizations on that campus.  If an individual interacts with Greeks for Good through a fraternal organization-sponsored sub-platform, s/he will have the opportunity to raise funds for his/her fraternal organization’s foundation and its partner cause.  We want to provide every participant with the opportunity to raise funds for a cause that is important to him/her.

3. Not understanding philanthropy, the cause that we’re trying to support and how it affects others

At the heart of Greeks for Good is philanthropy education.  We want to teach members of fraternal organizations what it means to be philanthropic, why it’s important and how our organizations and their causes rely on philanthropic support.  We’ll do this through self-guided curriculum that is built into the program.  As participants reach fundraising milestones, they will be fed email-based curriculum that teaches them about philanthropy and challenges them to complete exercises that will help process the education.  Through campus-sponsored sub-platforms (their own Greeks for Good fundraising website), campuses will have the opportunity to tailor pieces of the curriculum.  For example, we could teach your students about why it’s important to give to your school’s foundation.  Through fraternal organization-sponsored sub-platforms (their own Greeks for Good fundraising website) we’ll customize the curriculum to help an organization’s members learn about what its foundation does and why it’s important to support it.

4. We ask our members to give, but we don’t relinquish control and ask our members to raise funds for our missions

Greeks for Good is grassroots fundraising.  Grassroots fundraising allows the masses to raise funds for what they’re passionate about.  It will enlarge fundraising staffs, enhance a campus’s philanthropic activity, and open doors to new donor pools.  More than 80% of donors reached through participants will be first-time donors to the cause and the organization that the participant is supporting.  It will free up time and resources for your campus or organization to tackle other issues.

5. Non-effective fundraising for causes. Heavy expenses.

Greeks for Good will provide a web-based, social media equipped platform that is cost effective.  Every participant will be given a personal fundraising page to tell his/her story and to discuss the causes that he/she is supporting.  Individuals will raise funds while completing personal athletic goals, in conjunction with individual or group philanthropy events, or by setting up tribute pages that allow the individual to celebrate others through memorials, dedications, anniversaries, or by giving up birthday gifts.  Individuals will also have the opportunity to raise funds to support their attendance at an AFLV service immersion experience. Participants will be able to upload contacts, send emails, facilitate donations, track donations, thank donors, share their progress via Facebook and Twitter and see how their efforts are comparing to their peers.  They will receive incentives as they reach fundraising milestones.

AFLV and GrassrootGive do not benefit from donations through the system.  5.5 cents of the dollar go to our software provider that powers the system and ~2.2 cents of the dollar is taken to process credit card gifts.  AFLV and GrassrootGive revenues are through participation fees.  Individuals who interact with the main Greeks for Good platform are charged $5 to participate.   For a campus to create a Greeks for Good sub-platform (their own Greeks for Good fundraising website), the cost is $1.50 per Greek student within its community (minimum cost of $1,750 and maximum cost of $5,000).  The first five to join us will get a rate of $1.00 per Greek student ($2,500 minimum cost). For a fraternal foundation to create a Greeks for Good sub-platform (their own Greeks for Good fundraising website), the cost is $1.00 per undergraduate member within the organization (minimum cost of $5,000 and maximum costs of $10,000).  The first five to join us will get a rate of $.75 per undergraduate member ($5,000 minimum cost).  Included in this fee is the ability for alumni and alumnae to participate as well.

We’re very excited about the potential that Greeks for Good has.  We truly believe that we’ll be able to address the key issues that are present within Greek philanthropy.  In turn, we’ll create stronger fraternal organizations, stronger relationships with our causes, loyalty from our membership bases, a greater number of philanthropists and many opportunities to do a good thing.

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