Sustain Pollen for the Long Haul

This year marks Pollen’s 10th anniversary.

What began in 2009 as a professional networking listserv for 400 people has transformed into a platform, a space, and a hive of 10,000+ Pollenites who connect and take action to change our collective story for the better.



To kick off our 10-year anniversary celebration, we’re launching our inaugural sustaining donor campaign: The Hive Drive. We’re calling on Pollenites to become sustaining donors by making a recurring donation of $10, $15, $20 or more a month at by June 25, 2019.


The work to change our collective story for the better is not a one-and-done deal. Fighting for each other when our flawed and beautiful humanity is threatened requires us to invest in this work and recommit to our mission every day.


Will you join these VIPollenites and become a sustaining donor today?

Sustaining donors are next level Pollenites. They make it possible for Pollen to hire a diverse and talented network of freelance artists and writers, provide scholarship tickets to our events, and maintain a free opportunities board. And they support Pollen because it’s important to them that we as a community:

Explore our community’s most pressing issues through the eyes most deeply impacted by those challenges.

Invest in human connection by sharing space with each other, building bonds grounded in discovery, curiosity, and a thirst for ideas different than our own.

Curate, share, and engage in meaningful actions to change our collective story for the better.



Join The Hive Drive today and you’ll receive

  • The thanks only the Pollen team can deliver.
  • Invitations to sustaining donor only events.
  • Pre-sale tickets to all Pollen events.
  • A special invitation to Pollen’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration VIP reception on June 25, 2019.

Become a sustaining donor of Pollen

with a $10, $15, $20 or more monthly donation and join a network of Pollenites who have an unwavering belief in equity, empathy, and our shared humanity.

 illustrations by John Wilinski