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Engaging Audiences. Effecting Change.

PLUS1 IS AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO DRIVE SOCIAL CHANGE AND CATALYZE CULTURAL MOMENTUM TOWARD EQUITY, DIGNITY, AND ACCESS FOR ALL.

We believe artists have always been at the forefront of change.

PLUS1 grew out of the band Arcade Fire, who were looking for a way to support Haiti and realized the power that lay with the most passionate and committed people they knew: their audience. By including and committing to a $1 donation from every concert ticket sold, together with education and creative outreach, the band created a new community of support for Haiti. PLUS1 was formed to build on this success and bring together artists and millions of concert goers together with this same small act—a $1 donation from every concert ticket sold. It starts with just $1 but the collective impact of the community is exponentially bigger.

We believe we are mightier together than by ourselves.

Through alliances with live events we mobilize support for causes that are already doing rigorous work and producing measurable results. Shoulder-to-shoulder, these dollars have provided essential health care, have built schools and enhanced education systems, purchased land for conservation, have created safety and community for LGBTQ folks, have cared for those who had to flee their homes, who are seeking asylum, have built leadership systems in some of the poorest areas of the planet.

 

EVERY NIGHT, EVERY SHOW OUR COMMUNITY GROWS.

OVER $7,000,000 RAISED AND GRANTED DIRECTLY*

TO 250 HIGH IMPACT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

FROM 3500 SHOWS

WITH 125 ARTISTS, FESTIVALS, AND EVENTS WORLDWIDE

*Plus 1 is supported by individual partnerships and philanthropy which enables us to ensure every "+1" dollar raised goes directly to support our recipient organizations.
       

Our Community

 

“Plus 1 is seriously great. It allows for us to contribute to issues we care about in a real way. It’s so simple and effective. We’re really happy to be a part of it. Everyone should be doing this. It’s brilliant.”

Matt Berninger, The National

 

 

 

 “The ambitions of Plus 1 are no less than those of Partners In Health:

Radical partnership for transformational change.”

Dr. Paul Farmer, Founder, Partners In Health

 

 

 

“(Plus 1) is a good way to get people involved. You’re going to buy a ticket anyway… it’s just a dollar, but it’s a way for you to donate too”

Jeremy Lloyd, Marian Hill

“Plus One is an organization of inspired leaders and artists devoted to  the most important social causes of our time. They are bold, brilliant, creative and determined – exactly what every nonprofit should be. War Child is honoured to be a Plus One partner: they are visionaries of compassion in a complex and often challenging world.”

Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder War Child Canada and War Child USA

 

How It Works

Team

Advisors

Danny Rogers, Lunatic Entertainment

David Viecelli, The Billions Corporation

Denise Melanson, Paradigm

Don Van Cleave, Red Light Management

Frances McCahon, Beats 1 Radio, Apple

Jenna Alder, CAA

Juno Awards,

Kathryn Schotthoefer, Heavenspot, M&C Saatchi

Kevin Drew, Broken Social Scene

Lisa Wang*, Patterson Belknap

Matt Yasecko*, Agent

Matt Lamotte, Interscope Records

Scott Rodger, Maverick Management

Shivani Garg-Patel, Skoll Foundation

Will Butler, Arcade Fire

Win Butler, Arcade Fire

*Co-Founders,

Marika Anthony-Shaw

Founder & CEO

Marika spent 8 years as a member of Arcade Fire—as a musical collaborator and managing their partnerships with Partners In Health, Kanpe, and other Haitian-led initiatives. While playing on stages around the world Marika could feel the amazing energy of thousands of people coming together to experience something profound. PLUS1 was born from the belief that harnessing that energy and directing it could be a powerful change agent. Marika’s belief in the power of the PLUS1 idea has lead her to hang up her touring shoes and work to lead PLUS1 full time.

 Marika studied music at McGill University and is on the Board of Directors of Partners In Health Canada and the Board of Trustees of Partners In Health.

marika@plus1.org

Talia Felber

Operations Manager

Talia spent 15 years working in film production before starting at PLUS1 as Operations Manager. She brings with her knowledge of managing projects with various moving parts; being able to streamline processes, and offering ways to bring efficacy and productivity to the company, making her integral to PLUS1’s organizational growth.

talia@plus1.org

Gina Schulman

Director of Communications and Partnerships

Gina has worked in the music business for over 15 years in both New York City and Los Angeles, where she is now based. Gina’s expertise lies in public relations and has helmed multiple PR campaigns for many of the industry’s top artists. She is at the centre of partnership building for PLUS1, leading our US presence, and oversees communications for the organization.

gina@plus1.org

Lulu Brenner

Controller

Lulu has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years in Buenos Aires, New York, and Montreal. Her expertise is in show production and finance. As Controller at PLUS1, Lulu brings her passion for music, art, and numbers into the non-profit sector, along with the ability to see financial challenges and opportunities.

lulu@plus1.org

Ebony Black

Partnerships Manager

Ebony’s background as a musician supports her work connecting, organizing and liaising with artist’s management and high impact organizations. In her time at PLUS1, she has also helped shape the company through her skills in design, communication and events management.

ebony@plus1.org

Katie Seline

Partnerships Manager

Katie brings a diverse background and extensive skills to the partnerships she manages at PLUS1, including leadership, relationship building, project management and business development in a not-for-profit setting. She has worked in the music industry for over ten years after completing a Master’s of Music Business at NYU.

katie@plus1.org

Vanessa Conley

Communications

Vanessa is a media enthusiast that never settled in a particular medium. At PLUS1 she is building community by informing our audience with news from our organization, to global news that drives the work we are doing.

vanessa@plus1.org

naakita feldman-kiss

Executive Assistant

With a background in arts administration, naakita has become specialized in ensuring the effective and efficient runnings of both non-profits and for-profits in the cultural sector. At PLUS1, naakita brings organizational support, as well as a keen interest in research, development and creative storytelling.

naakita@plus1.org

Huge thanks to our Advisors, Artist Partners, our philanthropic supporters, PHI CentrePing Pong Ping, Sidley Austin LLP, Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP, Gillian Bar, Amy Davidson, and Phil Sarna for their help in making PLUS1 possible.

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