Start Your Own Kiva Lending Club

Hempfield Kiva Can Help You Form Your Own Lending Club

As a one of our most valuable fundraisers, we offer schools and teams like yours the templates and tools you need to create your website and manage your club.



Sometimes getting started is the hardest part! Our team has assembled the templates and tools to make recruiting, planning, lending, promotions and accounting a breeze. Our Member Toolkit Fundraiser offers valuable perks that benefit both Kiva borrowers and your team’s vision to do the same.

Ask us how we can help teams like yours launch and manage lending clubs. Talk with us about your needs and we’ll develop an affordable club start-up Member Toolkit perk with tools customized specially for you!

Hempfield Kiva Member Info

Club Management & Membership

Agendas, Action Items & Minutes

Hempfield Kiva Fundraising Ideas

Fundraiser & Event Ideas

Fundraising & Event Plans

Hempfield Kiva Lending

Social Media & Promotions

Design & Photography

Website & Blog Management

Hempfield Kiva Club Financials

Learn about Kiva Club Committees!

Provide leadership within a Kiva Committee by contributing your time and talent.

Gain valuable, demonstrable experience that colleges and employers seek, and feel proud about it.

Work on projects independently, within your committee, and  with the entire club to make big things happen.

Decide how you can help change lives with loans by clicking on each committee tab.

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Develop Your Skills.
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Help others.
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The IDEA COMMITTEE is tasked with identifying opportunities to raise funds through creativity, diligence and vision. If you love a challenge, this group:

  • Brainstorms, solicits, and logs fundraising and event ideas
  • Adds recommended ideas to meeting agendas
  • Presents ideas, concepts, timelines, recommend fundraising goal and rough costs to club at meetings
  • Researches costs, resources and support needed, timelines, challenges, and opportunities after idea is endorsed at club meetings as viable and worthy
  • Shares ideas and details with the Planning Committee for their action

We’ll share tools that help you to collect and share your fundraising ideas.

You will be able to download the Idea Committee job description, and get your team to sign up to help!

The LENDING COMMITTEE is charged with identifying loan recipients, telling their stories, updating the club about loans. This team:

  • Facilitates lending guidelines, such as single mothers, entrepreneurs in oppressed regions, or elderly people
  • Identifies Kiva loan recipients based on lending criteria
  • Chooses recipients and recommend amounts at club meetings or via via email or group texts
  • Adds link to Kiva recipient to club recipient document and share their story for approval by club members at meetings
  • Writes one or two blog short posts (title, post, excerpt/blurb, and link) each month to share recipients’ stories, including a link to the recipients’ Kiva pages
  • Shares Lending Committee-authored blog posts with the Design, Promotions, and Website Committees for their action

The Lending Committee uses a shared Kiva borrower information sheet and the Lending Committee job description and sign-up sheet. We can provide the tools for you.

The PLANNING COMMITTEE develops the outlines and details for fundraisers and events. This team shares their plans and recruits club members to help reach the goals! This group:

  • Works with the Idea Committee to outline details and needs
  • Develops special events and fundraising outlines
  • Communicates plans on shared planning documents
  • Shares plan and updates with club during regular or special meetings
  • Executes plans
  • Recruits and manages club members to help execute fundraising activities
  • Reports on successes and challenges
  • Works with Financial Manager to ensure funds raised are tracked and received

This committee gets club goals accomplished and shares their fundraising and event management and promotional plans through shared tools online. We can provide these for your club.

The PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE shares compelling narratives that engage our audiences with stories that touch our hearts. You’ll share club news, write Kiva borrower updates, and promote fundraisers, special events, supporters and sponsors on the club blog and social  networks. This communicative committee:

  • Regularly follows/friends social networks of Hempfield schools, sports and community-related people, local churches, community leaders, businesses, etc., on Twitter+ to encourage follow-backs, so people see our news and promotions
  • Writes and shares blog posts about events, borrowers, Kiva, and the club with Website Committee for their posting
  • Posts fundraising promotions and news on club social media
  • Writes and publishes Kiva recipient stories throughout personal and Hempfield Kiva social networks
  • Develops advocates (parents, teachers, peers) who will amplify the message via their networks-social and live
  • Tries to develop (social media and personal) relationships with media so they will tell our stories
  • Launches additional social account like Instagram and Facebook pages, or share through Snapchat and SMS
  • Explore amplifiers and crowd sourced promotions like, and and–2#/ (sample) to share your goals, as well as stories of success and challenges

NOTE: Every member can and should submit a two paragraph+ blog post for sharing, not just people on the Social Committee

The Promotions Committee manages their work with helpful tools available for planning.

You will be able to download Promotions Committee job descriptions, and sign up to help!

The DESIGN COMMITTEE creates the graphics for social sharing, blog posts and fundraisers. This committee also manages photography of club events. This team:

  • Creates graphics for promotions, fundraisers, events, blog and social media posts
  • Uses online image tools such as and other sources for creating images
  • Maintains Hempfield Kiva’s image library and shares new images with the SOCIAL and WEB committees
  • Establishes a consistent brand identity for Hempfield Kiva for imagery
  • Ensures that any non-student photos of people have model releases signed
  • Uses free or club-licensed images and oversees image and design quality for materials produced
  • Coordinates club photographers and collects photos for future promotions

NOTE: Every member is encouraged to submit photos for club use.

The Design Committee can access social and blog image templates, and manages and shares images via the cloud and your own free social media dashboard.

You will gain access to the Design Committee job descriptions to encourage your teammates to sign up to help!

The WEBSITE COMMITTEE updates the Hempfield Kiva website and posts articles on the blog. This group:

  • Adds new users as subscribers or authors to the website
  • Posts blog articles along with categories, tags, titles, excerpts, featured images, post images, videos and slideshows
  • Adds  SEO terms, alt attributes, titles  to posts’ meta
  • Updates WordPress and plugins weekly
  • Informs the Promotions Committee when new posts are scheduled to go live and shares links
  • Creates shortened links (bit.y, or for the Promotions Committee to post in social shares

The Website Committee collects and manages blog posts and images, and stores pre-posting web content via the cloud.

Benefit from the pre-defined Website Committee job descriptions to encourage members to sign up and help!

We believe that young people like us have the power to change lives. Spend time with friends who believe in social entrepreneurship and crowd sourcing kindness.

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