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This March, NerdWallet celebrated its 10th anniversary with a charity public sale. The occasion introduced collectively over 200 Nerds for an opportunity to replicate on the previous 10 years, bid on distinctive objects, and lift cash for a trigger near our hearts: monetary schooling.
The public sale raised over $12,750 for In a position Works, a nonprofit based mostly in close by East Palo Alto. In a position Works’ mission is to equip people with monetary schooling, life expertise and property that allow them to dwell free from oppression and poverty. Their applications embody FutureProfits and LiveAble. FutureProfits targets highschool college students vulnerable to being caught in generational cycles of poverty, instructing elementary monetary paradigms and life and job expertise to fight myths about cash that may be detrimental to their futures. LiveAble works to convey financial self-sufficiency to feminine heads of households between 18 and 30. You possibly can study extra at their web site or on this video.
We solicited public sale objects from Nerds, and their generosity made it doable for us to lift a lot cash in help of In a position Works. The public sale included each a dwell and a silent portion, every with a mixture of distinctive objects — lots of which have been experiences that gave Nerds the prospect to have enjoyable collectively outdoors of the office. As an illustration, some hot-ticket objects included dinner with our founder and CEO, Tim Chen; a woodworking lesson with our normal counsel, Robert Lattuga; and a brunch for eight on the dwelling of our CFO, Laura Onopchenk. In reality, Laura’s brunch was so in style that she expanded the variety of allowed company and raised $1,800.
The public sale was preceded by a cheerful hour that includes NerdWallet favorites like dim sum and sliders. Plus, each Nerd acquired a particular new 10th-anniversary T-shirt, and Tim shared a mirrored image on NerdWallet’s journey over the previous decade.
Tim based NerdWallet when his sister requested him for recommendation on which bank card to get. When he was researching completely different choices, he found that many monetary merchandise have been shrouded in opacity and jargon, making it tough for the typical client to decide on between completely different choices and discover the suitable one for them. He noticed a possibility to assist shoppers take management of their monetary lives by providing unbiased, accessible steerage. After beginning with bank cards, NerdWallet has expanded during the last 10 years to supply this steerage throughout quite a few different monetary merchandise, in addition to to offer a membership expertise with extra personalised monetary steerage.
The public sale proved profitable each by way of the amount of cash we raised and by way of giving Nerds an opportunity to rejoice our work — and look forward to our subsequent 10 years. We have now massive plans and are all the time on the lookout for new individuals to hitch us in our mission to offer readability for all of life’s monetary selections. If that sounds thrilling to you, try our open positions right here.