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Thrivent Action Teams

We all want to give back, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. Thrivent Action Teams can help you make a positive impact in your community.

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Let’s do this together
We’re here to help you make a difference. Simply gather a team of friends, family or neighbors to put on a fundraiser, educational event or service activity. We’ll provide the resources you need to get started – including up to $250 in seed money. Then you and your team can get busy bringing your project to life.
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Create a big impact in 4 small steps

1. Apply to lead a project
Log into your Thrivent account to complete your application.
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2. Get your Thrivent Action Kit
We’ll send you a package of resources to support your project.
3. Take action
Rally your team to bring your community project to life.
4. Share your success story
Tell us about your project’s positive impact so we can celebrate your success.
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Make the most of your Thrivent Action Kit
It’s amazing what a motivated group of volunteers can accomplish when they have the tools and resources they need. Once your application is approved, we’ll send you a package of customized resources and digital tools to kick-start your project. Your kit may include:
  • Thank you cards, name tags and stickers
  • Thrivent Action Team “Live Generously” T-shirts
  • A Community Impact Card with up to $250 in seed money
We’ll also provide these digital tools:
  • A personalized project webpage to share with your community
  • An RSVP feature to invite friends and family to collect RSVPs online
  • Photo upload tool to collect and share photos
  • Thank you notes to email after your project

Follow these tips to ensure your project’s success

Guidelines for great projects
Build a strong team
Bring together your friends, family and people in your community to make a greater impact.

Use one Thrivent Action Kit per project
Only one Thrivent Action Kit is allowed per project. Clients may not apply for additional kits to be used for the same project.

Use your Community Impact Card
Your Community Impact Card must be used solely for your project, and according to the Terms & Conditions.

Share your success story
Your success matters! We want to hear about your event so please share your stories, photos and team information with us afterward.

Project planning made easy
Use these resources to brainstorm, set goals and ensure everything gets done.

Generosity Starts Here: Brainstorm Tool (PDF)
Use this worksheet to inspire ideas and begin defining your project.

Project planning checklist (PDF)
Use this checklist for planning before, during and after your project.

Thrivent Action Teams Hub
For more inspiration, check out our Thrivent Action Teams Hub to see what others are doing in their communities!
Promotional tools
Here are some tools to help you increase engagement and have have a greater impact on your community.

Customizable project poster (PDF)
Fill in a few blanks to promote your project the easy way.

Customizable flyer (PDF)
Promote your project using this as a bulletin insert or flyer.
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Expand your impact
Are there any Thrivent clients in your church or favorite organization? Spread the word that eligible clients can apply to lead their own Thrivent Action Teams and receive tools to jump-start their own projects.

Share a Thrivent Action Teams brochure (PDF) with your church or organization.

Find your Thrivent Member Network to connect with local Thrivent clients with questions or partnership opportunities.

Use the Church/Non-Profit Partnership flyer to partner with organizations to identify the ways Thrivent Action Teams can support their needs.
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Collecting food for Help Feed the Northeast
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Get inspiration, give inspiration

Find information and inspiration for your next project on our Thrivent Action Teams Hub. From brainstorming ideas to stories celebrating the impact of generosity, the Hub has everything you need for success—in one convenient location.

Frequently asked questions

As you plan and present your project, questions are bound to come up. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. We also have answers to additional questions that may arise before, during and after your project.

Additional questions
Which Thrivent clients are eligible to lead Thrivent Action Teams?
All Thrivent clients with membership are eligible to lead a Thrivent Action Team. However, the number of teams each client can lead per year depends on membership type. Clients with benefit membership are eligible to lead two Thrivent Action Teams per calendar year, and clients with associate membership are eligible to lead one per calendar year.

Eligibility for Thrivent Action Teams is based on mutuality between Thrivent and its clients. By owning insurance products, clients with benefit membership contribute to the tax-exempt funds that are needed to operate Thrivent's client activities. Thrivent recognizes that contribution by allowing clients with benefit membership the opportunity to lead additional Thrivent Action Teams.
How old do I need to be to lead a Thrivent Action Team?
The minimum age to lead a Thrivent Action Team is 16 years old.
Should I purchase or retain insurance or annuity products so I can lead more Thrivent Action Teams?
No. Thrivent has many unique advantages as a fraternal benefit society, including our ability to make a positive impact with clients in their communities and congregations. While we want everyone to experience giving back through Thrivent Action Teams, you should never purchase or retain any insurance or annuity products simply to lead a Thrivent Action Team. You should only purchase and keep the insurance and annuity products that best meet the financial security needs of you and your family.
I need inspiration! Where can I find ideas on leading a Thrivent Action Team?
The Thrivent Action Teams Hub is a digital platform where clients have shared their amazing projects. Spend some time exploring others' projects for inspiration. The Generosity Starts Here document also provides great ideas to get you started!
Can my fundraiser, service activity or educational project support any organization?
We love seeing our clients support an organization or a cause they are passionate about! Remember, we want you and your team to take action within the community rather than directly giving or granting the Community Impact Card to the organization you are supporting. To see if a project can be associated with a specific organization, you can search organizations in the Thrivent Choice® catalog. Organizations eligible for Thrivent Choice may be eligible for Thrivent Action Teams.
How do I know if my project is a good fit for the program?
If you can answer "yes" to all of the following questions, a Thrivent Action Team would likely work well for your project.

Does the project benefit the community where you live, work or worship?
Thrivent Action Teams are not intended to be self-benefiting for you or your immediate family.

Will you, the client applying, actively contribute to the success of the project?
Thrivent Action Teams should not be "donated" to others for implementation. We want our client leaders to be actively participating in the generosity of this program.

Are you and your volunteers contributing time and talent to make a difference in your community?
If there is no volunteer activity involved, and you're instead looking for a gifting/granting program, you can make an online personal donation to enrolled organizations through the Thrivent Choice program. Thrivent covers the processing fees, which means 100% of your donation goes to help. And, if eligible, you can direct Thrivent Choice Dollars®.

Are you the only client kickstarting this specific project through a Thrivent Action Team?
We want to ensure generosity is spread in our clients' communities. Thrivent Action Teams are meant to kickstart a generosity project and shouldn't be combined with other clients' projects to fund the entirety of a single large project.
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For additional questions please contact our Client Services Center at 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Action Teams” at the prompt.

We would be happy to help during our hours of operation Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time.
Member benefits and programs are not guaranteed contractual benefits. The interpretation of the provisions of these benefits and programs is at the sole discretion of Thrivent. Thrivent reserves the right to change, modify, discontinue, or refuse to provide any of the membership benefits or any part of them, at any time.

You should only purchase and keep insurance and annuity products that best meet the financial security needs of you and your family and never purchase or keep any insurance or annuity products to be eligible for nonguaranteed membership benefits.