What is the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse?
History of the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse
The Annual Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse (AGMP) was started in 2009 by two community members who were both independently exploring ways to promote local charitable giving on the Palouse at the holidays. When Renée and Dianne met, soon Mary and Dan were on board, and the AGMP was created! Thanks to the dedicated support of key community partners and volunteers, AGMP was met with incredible success.
In our first year, we raised $7,474 for 25 local nonprofits in less than four hours! Over the past ten years, we have increased donor awareness and enthusiasm to shop for holiday gifts at the Alternative Giving Market of the Palouse.
With our goal to broaden our donor base, in 2014 we shared this inspirational opportunity with Saturday shoppers at the Palouse Mall. Shoppers who had not previously heard of the AGMP rose to the occasion with enthusiasm and gratitude. We aim to extend this giving opportunity to everyone on the Palouse and beyond.
After 9 years of amazing leadership Renee, Diane and Mary passed the baton to Christine Gilmore, Jamie Hill, and Sandra Kelly. Dan Noble continued as the “man-behind-the-numbers guru.” The new leadership team carried the torch of giving into the 10th year of AGMP seeing a remarkable impact of $47,374 for local non-profits.
The Power of Community
The Market is organized and put on entirely by volunteers. The power of community partnerships and volunteerism makes our communities vibrant with philanthropy and sustainability.We have no paid staff. We are always looking for volunteers throughout the year and to help staff our events. If you have time, skills, energy or inspiration to share, please read about What You Can Do or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AGMP Leadership team wants to thank the following for their early and enthusiastic support.
The Moscow Giving Circle for grant funds that support AGMP.
Ron Doebler (rondoebler.com) for taking photos at AGMP events.
Tonda Lark (Backcountry Lark) and David Harlan (Moscow Art Theater (Too)) for helping answer web design questions.
Gillian Sharma and Lisa Harmon, our lead AGMP volunteers for Kids Give!
Tiffanie Braun for all her help managing online giving.