Tagged: charity

Austin’s 121Giving Launches Product Charity Marketplace & Crowdfunding Platform at SXSW 2015

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For donors and consumer givers who want to know that the money they donate to charity is making a tangible impact and serving real needs, Austin-based startup 121Giving today launched a new product marketplace and crowdfunding platform that enables donors to know where their giving is going every time they support a nonprofit through the… Read More

GiveALittle Raised $12.2 Million in New Zealand for 2014

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GiveALittle is a zero fees donation crowdfunding platform for New Zealanders. The no fee pledge is thanks to the owners the Spark Foundation who acquired the platform back in 2012.  The site has been doing the crowdfunding thing for about 8 years now and they are the leading charity platform in New Zealand.  Since the site launched… Read More

Arrow’s Stephen Amell Partners with Represent to Help Raise Funds For “F&ck Cancer”

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Stephen Amell, star of The CW hit series Arrow, recently partnered with Represent, a rapidly growing platform for creating and selling custom merchandise, to generate $947,380 in sales in support of the F&ck Cancer charity. The campaign initially lasted three weeks and sold 21,351 shirts, but was re-launched for 48 hours due to overwhelming demand from… Read More

Vlogbrothers Hosts Launch The Annual Project For Awesome Campaign on Indiegogo

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Earlier this week, Vlogbrothers hosts Hank and John Green launched Project for Awesome’s annual crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. For those who don’t know about this funding event, Project for Awesome was started in 2007 when a group of video creators decided it would be good, for one day a year, to take over YouTube in the… Read More

Numi Organic Tea Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement For New Water Campaign

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Oakland, California-based company, Numi Organic Tea, announced it has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Numi Organic Tea is seeking to raise funds for its… Read More

CrowdRise Is Launching “Worlds Largest Charity Effort” for #GivingTuesday

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Charitable crowdfunding platform, CrowdRise, is gearing up to launch the “worlds largest charity effort” to raise money for #GivingTuesday commencing on December 2, 2014.  Co-founded by actor Edward Norton, producer Shauna Robertson, and entrepreneurs Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has announced that it is also creating an app that will allow the world to watch… Read More

RCS Capital Corporation’s First Allied Raises $45,000 for Make-A-Wish San Diego

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First Allied Securities, Inc., a member of Cetera Financial Group, RCS Capital Corporation’s retail investment advice platform and an independent broker/dealer supporting fee- and commission-based independent financial advisors across the nation, today presented a check for $45,000 to Make-A-Wish San Diego, which grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Both First Allied employees and affiliated… Read More

AT&T Funds all Education Projects in Charleston on DonorsChoose

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Taking a page out of the Google handbook, AT&T Aspire announced they had funded 130 education projects in Charleston, Berkley and Dorchester counties on DonorsChoose.  The total amount donated was just over $70,000.  The funding was designated for 64 different schools for projects involving 111 teachers.  More than 13,000 students are expected to be benefitted… Read More

Cigna Foundation Gives $100,000 to Samahope

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The Cigna Foundation has given a $100,000 grant to Samahope – a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone to directly fund the work of doctors providing life-saving medical treatments for women and children in need around the world. The grant is in conjunction with Cigna’s new global brand platform, “Together, all the way,” as it enables… Read More

Google Funds DonorsChoose Projects for Austin Schools

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For the second time in a week, search giant Google has swept into crowdfunding site DonorsChoose and fully funded requests for every teacher – this time in Austin.  Last week, Google did the same for teachers in Washington, DC funding over $230,000.  Google has done the same in several other urban markets too.  For the… Read More

Wix Founders Invest in give2gether Crowdfunding Platform

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Wix.com, a web site development platform that boasts “millions” of users, has stated that company co-founders, Giora Kaplan, Avishai Abrahami and Nadav Abrahami have personally invested in the donation based crowdfunding site give2gether.  The Wix co-founders will not  be taking an active role in the company’s day-to-day operations.  give2gether claims to be the first crowdfunding… Read More

SignVine Helps to Teach An Old Industry A New Trick

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Crowdfunding is a savvy new way to raise money, and it requires a savvy audience. Old fashion fundraising is still effective for most nonprofits, but there is a brave new world of “online investors” who love to give money and be a part of something. Crowdfunding has also become a social addiction for many people,… Read More

GoFundMe Hosts Crowdfunding Campaigns for Both Darren Wilson & Michael Brown

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Ferguson, Missouri Tragedy Has Captured Global Headlines as Both Sides Raise Funds via Crowdfunding. It has become the norm for sympathetic supporters, family members or those who just want to help out to launch crowdfunding campaigns to donate funds to assist those in need.  The day of August 9th started like any other in the… Read More

GlobalGiving is Raising Funds for Ebola Epidemic Relief

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Non-profit donation based crowdfunding platform GlobalGiving, has launched an Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to allow donors to contribute directly to locally driven Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.  The fund has been set up to supper nearly a dozen nonprofits that have been vetted by GlobalGiving. GlobalGiving reports that to date over 1500 individual donors… Read More

Purpose Rediscovered in Crowdfunding Site Causedirect

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This past June, Patrick Vieljeux, founder of charity platform Causedirect, stated, “Crowdfunding creates a bridge between the public and the private sector. Its helps support communities’ projects that the public authorities are no longer able to finance alone and encourages people’s involvement…” The Swiss-based non-profit organization has been created to help charities broaden their donor… Read More

Timberland Serv-a-Palooza Challenge Posts on CrowdRise

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Outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland has announced a partnership with charity platform CrowdRise.  Timberland has placed a “call for entries” for its inaugural “Timberland Serv-a-palooza Challenge” – a volunteerism competition the brand is hosting in partnership with CrowdRise. The six-week Challenge will encourage consumers to volunteer for a cause of their choice for chances to win… Read More

Arts Charity IdeasTap Launches Commission Free Crowdfunding with Accelerator

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UK based arts charity IdeasTap has launched “ACCELERATOR”, a commission-free crowdfunding platform for creative projects. Philanthropist Peter De Haan who apparently has personally donated more than £20 million to charitable causes came up with the concept for Accelerator. In 2008, De Haan founded arts charity IdeasTap in response to the first of the arts funding… Read More

Teen Cancer Survivor Needs New Teeth, Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

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Here is one that you can chalk up to the profound bureaucracy that encumbers many medical decisions.  Now in light of the insurance company’s refusal to cover certain costs, the family has gone to the pages of GoFundMe to help finance something one would expect insurance to cover. Alex Hunter was first diagnosed with cancer… Read More

Fans Raise Over $60,000 to Help Christian Comedian After Husband’s Death


Supports from all over the globe are hoping to help Christian comedian Chonda Pierce get through a devastating time in her life. A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign was launched earlier this week to raise $25,000. The $25,000 was meant to help Pierce after he husband, David W. Pierce, passed away. The campaign reads, “Chonda Pierce has… Read More

Batkid Begins Crowdfunding Campaign Quickly Raises Over $37,000 on Indiegogo


Ready to film a documentary about one of the cutest “superheroes” in the world, non-profit organization Moving Train, Inc. has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for “Batkid Begins.” The project is seeking a total of $100,000 and has so far raised over  $37,319 from more than 200 backers. The project is describe as “a feature… Read More