San Antonio… it’s kind of a big deal.
WHAT’S THIS WEBSITE ALL ABOUT?
Well, we took the idea of match.com, Netflix, and Groupon, but tailored it to opportunities for you to get involved in the community! Based on your passions, we help you find the perfect ways to make a difference towards the SA2020 vision. So, fill out a profile and see what your matches are!
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
We’re so glad you asked. SA2020 can’t happen without you.
- Individual Participation:
- Fill out a profile to get matched with your perfect opportunities.
- Find an opportunity that speaks to you. Then volunteer your time, talent, or energy to make a difference.
- Share your excitement. Let people know how important it is that we all work together to achieve our community vision.
- Send us a blog entry. You are SA2020. Show it. (send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nonprofit Participation: Fill out an application and become an Opportunity Partner.
- Business Participation: Become a Champion.
WHAT ARE THESE “CAUSES” YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT?
Well, technically, they’re the Causes thousands of San Antonians talked about in our public meetings. They are the eleven areas San Antonians identified as being core to becoming a world-class city, and each has a vision for the year 2020 that together make up the SA2020 Vision. See an overview here, download the original report, or check our the latest progress toward these visions.
SA2020 IS THE MAYOR’S THING, RIGHT?
It started as an idea that the Mayor had, but he wanted to make sure that the vision came from and belonged to the community. Every part of the SA2020 vision, every specific goal and data indicator, was created by the people of San Antonio. To keep the community excited about and feeling ownership of the vision’s success, SA2020 became a private nonprofit unaffiliated with the city government. The Mayor still sits as Chair of the Board for SA2020, and The City offers important support. However, it’s actually up to SA2020 as an organization and the community as a whole to make the vision of SA2020 into a reality.
WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW MY PASSION?
We’ve got you covered…albeit in a not-so-scientific way. Take the SA2020 Quiz now.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE THE TIME TO VOLUNTEER?
The cool thing about the SA2020 vision is that it’s broad enough for almost everyone to find their own passions in it, the things that are most important to you. Taking your kids to soccer practice? Going to a play? That’s helping advance the SA2020 vision. The goal is to get people involved in their community in a positive way. Even the small things you already do add up to make a larger difference in the community, and SA2020 wants to show everyone the power of thinking in terms of larger goals.
WHAT IF I ALREADY VOLUNTEER FOR [INSERT AWESOME ORGANIZATION HERE], BUT I CAN’T FIND THEM ON YOUR WEBSITE?
Fantastic! If that organization is doing work that affects goals in the SA2020 vision, tell them to fill out an application and become a partner! That way, the work you are doing there (and the work they’re doing in the community) will be recognizable in our data, and we can tell the whole city how awesome they are. By creating community partnerships, we want to help effective organizations become even more powerful.
DOES SA2020 GIVE MONEY TO NONPROFITS OR SPONSOR EVENTS?
SA2020 as an organization doesn’t actually have any money to give out – we’re a nonprofit, too. The fact that powerful players in the community and the nation are paying attention to the data SA2020 is reporting, however, means that we can direct funds by pointing out which organizations are doing the most effective, meaningful work. We also have partnerships with private-sector businesses that champion cause areas, and we recommend organizations that are doing the best work based on outcomes our partners provide. If you’re looking for funding or sponsorships, partnering with SA2020 and clearly showing your alignment with the community vision, is a hugely powerful way to show that your organization will turn donations into results.
WHAT ARE THE TERMS OF USING THE SA2020 WEBSITE?
Please read our Terms & Conditions page, and contact us if you have any questions.
HOW WILL SA2020 PROTECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
HOW DO I SPEAK THE LINGO OF SA2020?
Well, you can check out our fancy schmancy SA2020 Dictionary.