First Things Foundation asks hard working individuals to give up their comfortable existence for at least two years. Why? Because when we live simply and share in the experience of those who suffer we gain humility and acquire insights. We have found that when we close our mouths and quiet our minds we actually turn out to be assets for the poor. It's not really rocket science: Good projects and healthy change always grow out of authentic, loving, dynamic relationships. People matter more than plans. And bright, motivated, hard-working people can be found wherever one finds poverty. But we must be quiet and patient enough to find them.
At FTF we go all out in our quest to find these folks and nourish their brilliant ideas. We call these unique local men and women impresarios.
FTF Impresarios are change makers, and by offering them free, full-time consulting, a well crafted project profile and access to a host of interested investors, we lessen their load and create momentum for local economies.
Help us help our impresarios build their dreams. Partner with us here.
First Things Foundation: Investing Our Lives in the Poor's Priceless Projects
First Things Foundation: Quiet Aid Delivered Uniquely
Read an interview here that shows why First Things works the way it does.