Connecting Children's Charities With Impassioned Students

100minds is a social enterprise founded in 2013, that brings together some of Ireland’s top college students and connects them with one cause to achieve big goals in a short space of time.

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The Objective

To support children's charities in Ireland with significant funding in a lean and transparent way whilst assisting the students who take part in 100minds to gain practical work experience, gain access to a professional mentor within an indsutry they are interested in to assist with their fundraising project, their CV, career discussions and to help students gain practical work experience through fundraising which they can leverage on their CVs and for future interviews.

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How It Works

We recruit proactive college students from across the country 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.

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.

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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 some of Irelands top companies such as Twitter, Google, KPMG, Bank of Ireland, Arthur Cox, Accenture and many more!

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