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Beg, Borrow, or Steal: Host a GOOD Party

Beg, Borrow, or Steal: Host a GOOD Party

To celebrate our latest print issue, “Beg, Borrow, or Steal,” we invite you to propose a plan for a magazine launch party that creatively reflects this theme. Submit here for a chance to win $300 and 50 copies of our latest issue to share at your event.

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The Specifics

Are you a fan and follower of all things GOOD? Help us fête the launch of our spring issue, which weighs the economic challenges and opportunities facing us locally and globally, by hosting a party that puts a creative spin on this quarter’s theme: Beg, Borrow, or Steal. We’ll award a $300 grant to the top-voted idea, so start brainstorming your fiscally sound pub crawl, beach bonfire, or rooftop shindig. Consider planning a public salon about economic concerns in your community, or a night of Monopoly board gaming. Then tell us how you’d use $300 to entertain and enlighten your fellow GOOD readers. The winner will receive a grant, plus a stack of 50 magazines—hot off the presses—to share with your guests.

The Party Planning Challenge is open for submissions between March 2 and March 23 (noon Pacific Time). From March 23-30, we’ll open it up to a public vote. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the GOOD community in deciding which idea is most deserving of the cash to make it happen.

Connect with us on twitter at @GOODmkr and follow this challenge at #GOODlaunch.

Submission tips:

  • Include a photo or video that brings your idea to life.
  • Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 572 × 346 pixels and no larger than 10MB.
  • Write at least 3-5 sentences that explain how the $300 award will enable you to implement your idea.
  • Email us at with any questions.

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from March 2 to March 23.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be activated with $300. Let us know how you’re going to put this money to work!
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from March 23 to March 30.
  • The project with the most votes will receive $300 to fund their event, and 50 copies of the print issue.
  • Read all the rules.

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I submitted an idea last night but haven't received confirmation that it's been received. Is there some way to check and make sure that it was officially received? Thanks!

by asearsdorsey
almost 4 years ago | Reply

GOOD reviews all submissions before they are posted to the site. Your submission has been reviewed, and is now live. Thanks for your interest in GOOD Maker!

by moderators
almost 4 years ago | Reply

The economy is suffering at this time and almost everyone is doing what they can to keep afloat. My idea is to party on a budget with other benefits than just having fun. There is a local community center that also hosts the homeless that would rent their facility out for free for event like this. I would call it a "Depression Party." A number of things will take place at this party. Each attendee will bring some type of material possession (clothes, video games, household goods, etc.) that they would like to get rid of and swap it out for something someone else has. I would also invite successful business leaders from the community to network with the party goers and hopefully connect them with a job or job prospects. I would use the $300 grant to purchase decorations, food, and beverages. As a party favor, each guest will receive a copy of the GOOD magazine.

by yanirigby
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Hello yanirigby! Thanks for the idea and your interest in the Beg, Borrow, or Steal challenge. If you'd like this idea to be formally considered for the award, please submit formally through the pink "Submit an Idea" box above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at and we'd be more than happy to help you! Best, The Maker Team

by moderators
almost 4 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Friday, March 02

Submission Ended
Friday, March 23
at 12:00 PM PDT

Circle-2-inactive Step2-title-voting-inactive

Voting Began
Friday, March 23

Voting Ended
Friday, March 30
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Playing Spoons, Filling Plates
Playing Spoons, Filling Plates

Winner Announced
Friday, March 30

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