Today, it is not uncommon to find non-profit organizations that organize events and festivities for the public. This provides much-needed funding for various projects that these organizations normally undertake. Non-profit organizations in the USA arrange the following festivals.
The Burning Man
This festival is hosted annually by a non-profit organization in the Black Rock City of Nevada. This event takes place from the end of August to early September. This festival enjoys the participation of the majority of the city’s citizens—the event highlights themes like self-expression and self-reliance in its activities. The idea of gift-giving is also an important aspect of the event.
New Orleans Mardi Gras
This popular festival stretches for an entire two weeks, long before Shrove Tuesday until Ash Wednesday. The streets are generally crowded with large parades that grow as the festival nears its end. The climax of the event finishes off with the largest of the parades, followed by a ball. This Louisiana festival attracts thousands of fans annually.
The “Bonnaroo Works Fund” was established in 2009. The festival celebrates art and music. The celebration normally takes place in Tennessee. This particular fund managed to accumulate over $200,000 in grants awarded to more than 40 non-profit organizations before the start of the festival in 2015.
Bonnaroo is also responsible for promoting lifestyle and wellness. Their activities are also focused on environmental management and other philanthropic ventures.
The Summerfest is currently one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. The festivities run for 11 days. It now supports several charities like Kohl’s Cares, and they offer a range of affordable services to young musicians. The movement has also been known to encourage the donation of nonperishable food items.
The Landmark Music Festival
The festival has gained some notoriety for its historical significance. Some of the funds raised during this music festival go to maintaining national heritage sites. The music festival encourages its fans to promote the preservation of historical monuments such as the National Mall.
Buy a ticket to contribute
Contributing to a worthy cause can be as simple as buying a ticket for a music festival. Remember to read the fine print when buying a ticket next time to see where the proceeds go to.