Third Act is a way to try and mobilize the enormous power of the Boomer and Silent Generation demographic on behalf of progressive change. It’s also an effort to tell a story that lets members of that generation (and in turn younger people) see themselves in a different light: as people who can and must make a decisive difference in the Third Act of their lives
We don’t want to cannibalize existing efforts in any way. Some people will find this a natural extension of their work with other groups; for others it will be a door in, that may well eventually lead them to other efforts. For some people it will be their main involvement in organizing and activism; for others, a hat to put on when it feels most effective.
Thanks for asking this question. We’re eager to build a strong and healthy culture right from the start, one that makes Third Act productive and truly joyful for those involved. (The more fun it is, the more we’ll get done). Please read our “Working Principles,” which are also evolving based on your feedback.
You can donate directly through our website at thirdact.org/donate. There are further FAQs at the bottom of that page if you’d like to know about donating by check, by stock, by Donor Advised Fund, and more. We really appreciate your support, and will put it to good use.
Yes. Donations are currently made via Third Act’s fiscal sponsor, the Sustainable Markets Foundation—a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.
We are so excited about the wealth of skills that Third Act members have. To help us get to know you better and help us match you up with our tasks, campaign needs, and volunteer activities, please fill out this Intake Form.