Giving Back

Serving Others is in our DNA

We believe that no matter how much wealth we accumulate, we each have an opportunity to make the world a better place. And we’re blessed to be a part of life-changing activities with our clients and our communities. From working with neighborhood schools to providing humanitarian aid abroad, we’re making a difference — and we invite you to join us.

Effective Ministries

Effective Ministries, Inc.

Michael Thaler, the co-founder of Equity Concepts, founded Effective Ministries (EMI), an international non-profit that works to improve the physical and spiritual lives of the communities in Niger, Africa. The organization works to enact change in the following five focus areas: health, water, orphans, education and micro-business. EMI shares a building with Equity Concepts, and many of the wealth managers and staff at Equity Concepts are involved in EMI’s various efforts both locally and in Niger. EMI has four main areas of emphases: LINK Missions, Schools for Niger, Africa, LiveTen24 and the Robinson Theater.

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LINK missions

LINK Missions

LINK Missions exists to provide mission opportunities for people to personally experience God through traveling to Niger with a team. Functioning under the umbrella organization of Effective Ministries, LINK Missions has sent more than 100 teams consisting of over 1,100 travelers from more than 33 states to Niger, Africa.

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LiveTen24

Live Ten24

LiveTen24 is passionate about impacting the lives of Nigerians through lifelong commitments and ongoing partnerships in Niger, Africa. In order to do this, LiveTen24 focuses on the five areas of health, water, orphan care, education and micro-business, and partners with existing
organizations in Niger who are working towards these goals. By giving $10.24 each month, 100% of each member's donation goes towards changing lives in Niger.

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Schools for Niger

Schools for Niger, Africa

Schools for Niger, Africa aims to build schools to provide affordable Christian education for children and families. Over 50% of the population in Niger, Africa is under the age of 15, but the literacy rate is only 18%. The schools that are being built now have seen a 98-100% success rate in comprehensive testing for over 5,400 students..

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Invest in Others

Invest with Others Charitable Foundation

Michael Thaler was awarded the Global Community Impact Award in September of 2017 by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation for his work and dedication in Niger, Africa through Effective Ministries, Inc. The Global Impact Award is presented to a financial advisor annually who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to a community in another country. This award recognizes advisors who have actively served as a volunteer for at least three years with a charity whose primary mission is to help those living outside the United States.

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Robinson Theatre

Robinson Theatre

Robinson Theatre is a multi-purpose facility that seeks to inspire, encourage and restore healthy community life to the residents of North Church Hill. In 2008, through the support of Effective Ministries, the theatre was restored to its historical roots, and now serves as a gathering place for dance, drama, music, Saturday matinees, community meetings, receptions, recitals and other community events.

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JA

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement prepares young people to succeed in a global economy by equipping them with an understanding of economics and business concepts. Their programs help young students to develop successful financial management habits, empower them to explore the potential of becoming an entrepreneur, and provide skills that they can turn into action.

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Young Audiences

Young Audiences

Young Audiences of Virginia is a non-profit group supporting arts in our schools and brings teams like Illstyle & Peace Productions to underprivileged schools in the Richmond area. In the past few years, Illstyle & Peace Productions has put on a hip-hop dance and math program to demonstrate basic math concepts using hip-hop dance to evoke interest in looking at math in a new light.

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