Engaging Audiences. Effecting Change.
PLUS1 is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the trusted partner to over 200+ leading music industry artists, events, and brands in unlocking funding and building visibility for high-impact social and environmental justice initiatives.
PLUS1 is designed to support culture leaders in creating long term, sustainable impact.
Partnering with PLUS1 is simple. We handle vetting, compliance, and the operational backend of fundraising via tours, merch, and events, so that you and your team can focus on your core business with confidence and peace of mind. Our extensive experience with effective nonprofits allow us to identify grassroots beneficiaries creating measurable outcomes, as well as opportunities to engage more deeply with subject matter experts and our PLUS1 community.
A trusted partner for challenging times.
EVERY NIGHT, EVERY SHOW OUR COMMUNITY GROWS.
OVER $15,000,000 RAISED AND GRANTED DIRECTLY
TO 300 HIGH IMPACT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
FROM 3500 SHOWS
WITH 250 ARTISTS, FESTIVALS, AND EVENTS WORLDWIDE
“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
Cassia van der Hoof Holstein, Partners in Health
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
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
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.
Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations at PLUS1, Claire manages all PLUS1 programming including partnership, granting, and internal processes. Claire has spent the past six years working in project and event management, which has allowed her to specialize in process development and overseeing strategy deployment. She is excited to continue working at the intersection of the cultural sector and charitable work.