The Love Your City Initiative is a community platform that makes it really easy for anyone to make a greater impact in their community. We do this by:
The truth is that the one thing we likely all have in common in the world is the desire to belong - to be loved. And it is by giving to others that we also experience that love and sense of belonging in return.
We hope that this platform makes it just a little bit easier to give and receive some love. We hope that with a simple directory and a dashboard that tracks your impact, you’ll be even more motivated to be intentional with your time and money by directing it towards your community’s most important needs.
In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly set a collection of 17 development goals and 170 targets to steer member countries’ efforts towards a more sustainable and resilient global community. These collection is meant to be tailored and adapted to each community to guide collective efforts within. No community challenge can be solved alone. And no system can be changed by one person. We are that community. We are that system. It is our collective choices that can build a more equitable and sustainable future.
Will you join us? It’s free and easy.
Empower your organization: take the Love Your City Assessment.
Find a volunteer opportunity: look at what is happening near you.
Shop smart: support local Love Your City Certified companies.
The Love Your City Initiative is made possible by a partnership between LifeCity, L3C, and GivePulse Inc. LifeCity brings impact management tools to GivePulse’s volunteer management software, where we can connect volunteers to impact opportunities, sustainable companies, and other types of impactful events, all while tracking multiple forms of impact.
How we measure impact: From Global to Local
First, we start with UN Development Goals for sustainability as well as international indicators using the Global Impact Investing Rating System.
Then, we look at sector specific indicators for your industry.
Finally, we prioritize impact based on the priorities of the local community, so you earn more points for impact that is most needed.
Interested in setting up a Love Your City Initiative in your community? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org