Photo: Portland Business Journal
Are you in need of a space to hold your fundraising event?
If you live in Portland (Oregon), San Diego or Charleston, you are in luck. In June of this year, Tony Magee, Founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company announced several new community initiatives, three of which provide free space for nonprofits.
Opening August 1, 2016, the Lagunitas community room in NE Portland will provide 4,264 square feet of event space for nonprofits to raise funds to carry out their missions. The company will donate both the space and the beer, as well as provide a team of staff members to facilitate the event and make sure everyone has a great time. Lagunitas won’t be providing food, but instead will work with local food trucks to supply meals. The community room is located at 237 N.E. Broadway and will be open seven days a week. Want to get on the schedule? Click Here for the Lagunitas Portland Community Room website.
A similar community room is scheduled to open in San Diego, CA in January 2017. The space will be made available exclusively for nonprofit groups for fundraising.
The community initiative in Charleston, SC is an alliance to turn the historic Southend Brewery and Smokehouse into a Lagunitas TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary. The Taproom will have two different floors of event space, which will be made available to local nonprofits for fundraising. Details of the Grand Opening will be announced soon.
Lagunitas is “expanding the way we participate in some of the great communities that have helped us learn and grow as brewers.” Their aim is to connect with, learn from and support the communities in which they operate. Offering space to nonprofits is an enormous benefit to these communities, creating a ripple effect that not only supports these organizations, but all the beneficiaries they serve. Thank you Lagunitas!
If you know of similar community initiatives and alliances that benefit the nonprofit world, please share them in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.