What the heck is avant-garde?
The Textbook Definition
According to Merriam-Webster.com the textbook definition is:
a group of people who develop new and often very surprising ideas in art, literature, etc.
Basically, if we had to use one word to define avant-garde it would be "innovative".
How I'm Positive, Inc. Became Avant-garde
Since we were founded in 2009, we began researching opportunities that benefit people affected by HIV or AIDS in our community. We found our community provides vital services (HIV testing, case management, etc.), crucial HIV-prevention education (public speakers, safer-sex kit distribution, etc.) and hosts several large-scale fundraising events (black tie galas, support walks, art benefit shows, etc.)
A trend emerged that suggested an unmet demand for long-term solutions, improved level of "customer service" and increased transparency and reporting standards. Our solution comes in two parts:
- Create and maintain a comprehensive database of the existing opportunities offered by all agencies.
- Develop innovative opportunities that supplement the available resources in the community and current opportunities.
We are in the business of providing outstanding service. This means that if I'm Positive, Inc. does not offer the best opportunity for you, we will refer you to an agency that does. We will even assist with the required paperwork, supporting documentation and other requirements for these opportunities.