100 Minds Volunteer Programme… Get Applying Now!

Who we are

100minds is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation, founded in 2013, that brings together some of Ireland’s top students and connects them with one cause to achieve big goals in a short space of time. 100minds was created, and is run, by a small group of young professionals in Dublin.

What We Do

100minds connects 3rd level students with a chosen charity and encourages them to run fundraising projects that will help develop their skill set and apply their theoretical learnings from college in a practical means. Each student is assigned a mentor to support them throughout their fundraising efforts. Our mentors are a group of recent graduates working in the world’s top companies such as Twitter, Google, KPMG, McDonald’s and many more.

How It Works

We recruit Ireland’s top students and challenge them to raise €1,000 each in a creative and entrepreneurial way. Collectively, we set ourselves the goal of generating a large donation for a worthy charity in a lean and transparent way.

(This year’s figure is €1000 each with the aim of €150,000 collectively)

Every participant who joins 100minds is partnered with a mentor (a recent graduate now in full-time employment). The role of the mentor is to motivate the participant in achieving their fundraising goal, advise on any project initiatives, provide assistance if the participant is struggling and also to give tips and guidance to the participant on how to secure a job when they finish college.

Each participant is given an online profile page on the 100minds website. It acts as a fundraising hub for the participant to track and log their progress and provides them with a platform from which they blog about the experience and highlight new skills gained. It also allows the students to collect money via credit/debit card payments straight into the chosen charity’s bank account.

 Links

Website: http://www.100minds.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/100minds?fref=ts

Twitter: @100minds  

Application deadline October 17 2014.

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About Christina Donnelly

Dr Christina Donnelly is a Lecturer and the Programme Director for BBS/BBA Marketing in the School of Business at NUI Maynooth. Her areas of interest are small business marketing, market intelligence and data analytics, with training received in the analysis of market intelligence through dunnhumby marketing consultancy firm, Ealing, London. Christina is passionate about her teaching and works to ensure that her research is integral to her student's learning.