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Giving Tuesday 2023

November 28, 2023
Help Us Bridge the Skills Gap and Create a Future-Ready Workforce
Your Donation Powers Systemic Change in Education and Employment


You’re here because you understand the urgency of aligning education with real-world workforce demands. The WebStudy Foundation is on a mission to dismantle silo thinking and foster collaboration that leads to meaningful, lasting change. 

Your donation is more than a gift; it’s an investment in a future where education and employment are seamlessly integrated.

“To prepare the workforce and support current workers amid increasing disruptions, state leaders must evaluate and restructure statewide education and training systems, resources and infrastructure to better serve workers today and in the future.”​ – National Governors Association

“There’s a direct disconnect between education and employability, where employers view universities and colleges as the gatekeepers of workforce talent, yet those same institutions aren’t prioritizing job skills and career readiness.” – Harvard Business Review

“The biggest structural barrier to increasing college completion rates and career success in the United States is the enduring and seemingly intractable disconnect between high school, higher education, and our workforce systems.” – JFF.org

Why Donate?

1. Drive Real Change

Your contribution helps us facilitate digital convenings that bring educators, employers, and policymakers together. These aren’t just talks; they’re action-oriented sessions that lead to real-world solutions.

2. Data-Driven Impact

We don’t guess; we measure. Your donation supports a methodology that’s backed by data, ensuring that every decision made is not just well-intentioned, but effective.

3. Inclusive Innovation

In a world where the loudest voices often dominate, we ensure that everyone is heard. Your support allows us to include diverse perspectives, making the solutions we find more comprehensive and equitable.

How Will My Donation  Be Used?

Your donation is an investment in systemic change, and here’s how we put it to work:

Facilitating Digital Convenings:

A significant portion of your donation goes towards organizing and facilitating our digital convenings. These are the action-oriented sessions where educators, employers, and policymakers come together to innovate real-world solutions. Your support helps us cover the costs of technology, expert facilitation, and data analysis that make these convenings effective.

Data-Driven Research and Tools:

We’re committed to making decisions based on hard data, not just good intentions. Your donation supports the technology and expertise required to collect and analyze this data, ensuring that the solutions we develop are both effective and scalable.

Inclusive Outreach:

To create solutions that work for everyone, we need to hear from everyone. Your contribution helps us reach out to a diverse range of stakeholders, from educators in underfunded schools to small business owners looking to hire skilled workers. This ensures that our initiatives are inclusive and equitable.

Operational Costs:

Like any organization, we have operational expenses—staff salaries, office supplies, and administrative costs. A small percentage of your donation helps keep the lights on, so we can focus on our mission.

By donating to WebStudy Foundation, you’re not just supporting a cause; you’re becoming a part of a movement to bridge the skills gap and create a future-ready workforce.

The Urgency of Now: Why Traditional Approaches Are Failing Us

We’re at a critical juncture where the traditional systems of education and employment are increasingly misaligned with the realities of the modern workforce. Educational institutions often operate in silos, isolated from the evolving needs of employers. Similarly, employers struggle to find qualified candidates because the skills being taught are not what the market demands. This disconnect is more than an inconvenience; it’s a crisis in the making.

The Implications:
If we don’t act now, we risk creating a future where:
  • Talent is Wasted Millions of capable individuals will be stuck in jobs that don’t utilize their full potential, leading to widespread dissatisfaction and underemployment.
  • Businesses Suffer Employers will face a talent crunch, unable to find the skilled workers they need to innovate and grow, ultimately affecting economic stability.
  • Enhanced Societal Strain The gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” will widen, creating social and economic divides that are difficult to bridge.
Why Traditional Collaboration Isn’t Enough:

You might think, “Well, collaboration is the key.” But the status quo of collaboration is often superficial, limited to occasional meetings or loosely coordinated initiatives. What’s missing is a structured, data-driven approach that brings all stakeholders to the table to create actionable, lasting solutions.

The Impact of Your Donation:
Every dollar you donate accelerates our mission. Here’s how:
  • $5 ‘Give us a High Five’ $5 for standing for a new future of learning!
  • $50 to $500 helps us engage more stakeholders in our digital convenings and supports the cost of the technology
  • $500 to $1000 supports facilitators enabling our data-driven approach in break-out rooms
  • $1,000 to $10,000 funds a sponsorship of our large-scale engagement convenings
  • $10,000 to $100,000 funds implementations of systemic change in 2024-2025
  • $100,000 to $1,000,000 funds innovative new programs reducing the skills gap by 2030
Don’t Just Stand By, Stand Up for Change

Your donation today is a step toward a future where education and employment are not just adjacent, but aligned. Click the button below to make a difference now.

Your donation is tax-deductible. WebStudy Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


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