Tagged: charity

Revlon Teams Up With Crowdrise to Launch LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge

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Beauty brand, Revlon, announced on Thursday the second phase of its new philanthropic platform designed to have a greater impact on women’s health initiatives with the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge. The Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge is inviting charities dedicated to three leading health… Read More

Charitable Giving Platform Omaze Collects $9M During Series A Funding Round Led by FirstMark Capital

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Omaze, a charitable giving platform, today announced it has closed a $9M Series A led by FirstMark Capital and including participation from early seed and angel investors: Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Vayner/RSE, Warby Parker co-founder and co-CEO Dave Gilboa, Boulevard Capital’s Dave Leyrer, CrossCut Ventures,… Read More

NachoBirthday Debuts New Crowdfunding Platform Dedicated to Honoring Birthdays & Charities

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Dallas-based NachoBirthday announced the launch of its grassroots crowdfunding platform, which aims to bring friends and family together in support of good causes everyday, not just on birthdays. NachoBirthday notably promotes fundraising for charities and community projects initiated by users, relying primarily on their social… Read More

“Bob’s Burger” Writer Wendy Molyneux Jokingly Launches GoFundMe Campaign to See “Entourage” Movie For Cancer Charity

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Despite her loathing for the HBO series Entourage, Wendy Molyneux, the writer of Bob’s Burger has launched a GoFundMe campaign with a mission to see the show’s upcoming film. Molyneux set up the campaign with a goal to raise $10,000, which would force her to “see the worst movie of the year and… Read More

UK Fundraising Platform JustGiving Goes Live With Crowdfunding Tool

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  JustGiving, a UK-based fundraising platform, has just gone live with its crowdfunding capabilities, offering crowdfunders the chance to be part of the JustGiving community of 12 million, according to a recent press release by the company. Since launching in 2001, JustGiving has enabled over 22 million people across 164… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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… 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…. 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More