“A different kind of nonprofit”
Two longtime supporters and business partners share why they invest in Thousand Currents
Friends since they met as students at University of California San Diego, Max Garcia and Dave Beck have supported Thousand Currents since 2009.
Following college, they moved to Argentina to grow their business, Rotunda Software, a software design company that helps organizations and churches manage and mobilize volunteers. It was in the years that they lived in Argentina that Max and Dave decided to engage in international philanthropy.
Dave adds, “At first we didn’t recognize what a cool organization Thousand Currents really is. Over the years, we’ve seen the unique model that Thousand Currents has. It has provided us with more inspiration and we’ve gotten more excited about the model [of] supporting local organizations supporting their local communities. It’s a novel take. It makes a lot of sense.”
When asked what people new to Thousand Currents should do to find out more about the organization, Max advised, “I’d say go to one of their events, go to their website, see what they’re doing… When people think about nonprofits in general they might think, ‘Oh, bleeding hearts, inefficient’. But when you talk to anyone at the organization, you get the sense that it’s a different kind of nonprofit… It’s not just about charity. It’s about solutions that are coming from the grassroots and that’s exciting.”
Thousand Currents is grateful for our longstanding friendship and partnership with Max, Dave, and Rotunda Software. It is supporters like them that inspire and motivate us to continue amplifying our partners’ work in the Global South to a wider audience.