Changemaker Spotlight: Jim Hobart
The Pathways to Impact Monthly Giving Movement is a campaign that happens with intentional collaboration…. and we couldn’t wait to share our first story of partnership! Pathways to Impact was designed to help you choose how you want to create impact and we look forward to telling each story of change! Over the next twelve months, we will be sharing what inspires our monthly donors to give, their personal connection to our mission, as well as any advice they have for anyone who is interested in taking their first step to making a difference in the world!
We hope you enjoy!
This month we are excited feature Jim Hobart and his company Macbeth Studio on our Changemaker Spotlight! Jim and and his team have been traveling to Haiti with REBUILD globally since 2011 and have allowed us to tell our story and share our mission through beautiful and compelling images of Haiti and our work. Their passion and dedication to making the world a better place is an inspiration to us and we hope you enjoy learning about what drives Jim and his team to give back to their community!
Macbeth has been a partner of REBUILD globally from the very beginning. Can you share the most significant thing that impacted you all those years ago?
I remember the day I met Julie at the very first fundraiser / product announcement at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Orlando. I had been asked by a mutual friend to help with some photos at the event. I was immediately impressed with this humble but powerful woman who had dropped everything to go and help the Haitian people after the earthquake, without even knowing what she would do there. The story resonated with me, and I wished I had the strength, courage and conviction to do what Julie had done. I resolved at that moment to do whatever I could do to contribute and support Julie and her fledgling organization.
Why does what we do in Haiti matter to you …. now in particular, after all these years?
Macbeth Studio is extremely involved in the community and makes an exceptional effort to give back. How has getting involved in philanthropy, especially a global non profit like REBUILD, been rewarding for you and the team?
We are so excited that you have joined our monthly giving movement Pathways to Impact. Why is sustained monthly giving is important to you?
I think sustained giving is the best way to help. Any business, whether profit or non, depends on predictable cash-flow. An unexpected lump-sum donation is a great windfall, but it’s impossible to budget long-term for these. A large number of smaller monthly donations can add up to a substantial amount, and can be counted on to plan for upcoming expenses. We are proud to be sustaining donors, and will continue to encourage others to sign up as well.