Tagged: charity

Cigna Foundation Gives $100,000 to Samahope

Samahope Give Hope

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

Google Gives to DonorsChoose

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

wix founders

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

SignVine Logo

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

Michael Brown Darren Wilson Crowdfunding Campaigns GoFundMe

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

Act Safe Ebola GlobalGiving

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

Inspire Giving Cause Direct

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

Timberland Serv a palooza

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

ideas tap

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

Alex Hunter

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

David-Chonda-Pierce

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

Miles

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

Fundly: Crowdfunding for the Greater Social Good Interview with Dennis Hu, CEO of Fundly

Dennis Hu Fundly

Excitement abounds for Fundly’s philanthropic crowdfunding. Fundly, the donation-based crowdfunding platform that empowers people, groups and organizations to raise funds for near and dear campaigns,  concurrently hosts thousands of active campaigns daily.  With over 100,000 campaigns created in the last year, Fundly allows users to create campaigns and leverage social tools to collect donations and… Read More

Social Enterprise Projects on Crowdfunder Benefit from Match by Santander

Ross and EleanorSantander

Twelve South West England social enterprises are to benefit from £10,000 match funding from the Santander Social Enterprise Challenge, run in partnership with the UK’s largest rewards-based crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder. The challenge was created to fund promising social enterprises from across the South West. Social enterprises launched their crowdfunding campaigns on Crowdfunder and those with… Read More

Second Annual “Do More 24″ Raises $1.1M During Its One Day Crowdfunding Campaign

Do More 24

The second annual Do More 24 crowdfunding campaign powered by United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) raised more than $1.1 million in online donations, cash prizes, bonus funds and in-kind support for more than 560 nonprofits serving the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland…. Read More

Dana.io Officially Launches Crowdfunding Platform

dana.io

Vancouver-based Dana.io, the crowdfunding platform that charges entirely by donations, officially launched on Tuesday morning (May 27th).  Described by founder Alan Clements, a former Buddhist monk in Burma, author and lifelong activist, as a “radical experiment in global transformation,” Dana.io is the world’s first platform to operate exclusively on a voluntary payment model, charging no… Read More

MyGoodness Partners Up with Samuel Jackson on “Have You Got Balls”

samuel jackson on mygoodness

MyGoodness, a new crowdfunding platform that marries charity donations with exclusive opportunities,  has teamed up actor Samuel L. Jackson to raise awareness of male cancer. Captain America  has been tweeting to his 3.5m Twitter followers, engaging with users on Reddit and taking to social media the past few weeks making a strong call to action: all men… Read More

New Video Chat Platform Launches To Connect Fans With Inspiring Influencers

Wizeo

Boston-based Wizeo, the first video-chat-for-a-cause platform, officially launched on Thursday morning. The website is designed to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits by connecting the world’s most inspiring people, also known as “Wizzes,” with their community of fans through live video chats. Wizeo’s unique model marries two major trends, crowdfunding and live videos, motivating fans to… Read More

New Philanthropy site PhilanthropistList Offers New Way to Crowdfund for Those in Need

Philanthropist List

Philanthropist List, owned and operated by Fusta Group LLC, is dedicated to changing lives through philanthropy and is pleased to announce the official launch of its new philanthropy website that serves as a giving platform where philanthropists can connect with organizations, non-profit charities, and needy people in today’s society. Philanthropy entails giving a true purpose… Read More

Ryan Lewis’ 30/30 Project Tops Crowdfunding Campaign Goal on Indiegogo

Ryan Lewis

Excited to share the special news, American rapper Ryan Lewis took to his Twitter account on Thursday to announce the 30/30 Project, which will help build HIV clinics in Malawi, has smashed its original crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo and raised $137,600 from 1,200 backers. Immediately following the closing of the campaign, Mr. Lewis wrote: A… Read More