Post # 1
So, I work for a nonprofit. Like many organizations, we have been hit HARD by the recession.
At the same time, I’m trying to figure out what to do for favors for the wedding…
I know articles are suggesting to give donations to nonprofits instead of favors. So, could I give a donation to the place where I work? Would that be strange? I work for a small arts company… only about 4 of us on full time staff and everyone else are performers.
However, if I make the donation to another organization, I wonder if people will go "that’s strange. why didn’t she just donate to the place she works!"
What do you think?
Post # 3
Go ahead and do it. It’s a non-profit that I assume you and your fiancee feel passionately about, you know that it could need the help – and it’s ultimately your money you are spending, not your guests’.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
I think that should be fine. Maybe put a little description of your organization for people who might not be as familiar with it? Best of luck!
Post # 5
I say do it. I work for a non-profit too, and I totally get it. You work there because you care! Make some nice tribute cards (or ask the development office if they have some) and have one ready for each person.
Post # 6
Is your non profit controversial? If not, then you’re all set… but if it is, some guests might not like having a donation given in their name! Just a thought…
Post # 7
Sounds fine. When you say arts, are they all performers or some painters? Could you have the performers or artists, do something at the wedding? Could you get a little slave labor to make someting for the guests? Then they can put their names on them and get a little recognition for themselves and the nonprofit? Or if it’s dancers or actors, maybe they could do a quick show/number etc and you could announce that this basically what the donation is going towards and the performers thank you (in better words.) I guess the performance could be part of the "favor" too.
Post # 8
I don’t think it’s weird at all, it sounds like a really good cause. If you feel really torn about the decision, you could split the donations between your place of work, and a second charity.
Post # 9
Okay, thanks everyone. I don’t feel as weird now about doing it. Yes, I do work there because it is something both my fiance and I are passionate about…and no, its not controversial, its the opera! lol
I really think I just might do that then instead of favors. We’re thinking about doing Jordan almonds because of our family traditions, but I think I will just throw them in with the cookies!! 🙂