About Partnering

AllianceMMOur Mission: Using Live Music as a Platform for Social Change

Our goal is to make the Triangle and our state the best place to live, work, play and raise a family… for everyone.

Shortly after our founding in 2001, we decided to focus our efforts on social causes in our community. Through the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors, the hard work of our nearly 100% volunteer family, and our carefully selected nonprofit partnerships, we’ve raised more than $6.5 million since we started.

Joy VolunteerEach year, Band Together selects a different nonprofit in our area to partner with and improve our community. Since 2001, we’ve collaborated with nearly 20 diverse nonprofits on a range of social issues. We’ve raised serious money, but we’ve had a lot of fun along the way – and changed lives. All through the power of music.

The Band Together Nonprofit Partnership

  1. Get to Know Us: Take the time to get to know Band Together through volunteering or by joining us at an event. Learn how, here.
  2. Selection Process: Our annual nonprofit selection is a detailed and thorough process that vets the needs, goals, opportunities, sustainability and financial stability of potential 501(c)3 organizations who apply. The entire selection process runs from the late summer until November. View a sample of a previous timeline here.
  3. Selected Partner: Once selected, partners embark on a more than 1-year Main Event 2011_2collaboration. To start, your nonprofit will be “on deck” while we are engaged with the current year partner. This is a great time to really learn about Band Together. We strongly encourage our partners, along with their staff, donors and board members to attend events and volunteer along the way.
  4. Current Year Partner: Our goals through partnership are to strengthen fundraising, build organizational capacity and raise brand awareness for our annual partner. We will “embed” with your organization, spending many days working side-by-side to raise funds and awareness.  Our expectations: transparency, collaboration and a whole lot of fun.