Bill and Melinda Gates Advocate Crowdfunding this Holiday Season

In an article on The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Blog – called the Impatient Optimists –  the erstwhile “Bill and Melinda” have selected the 5 “Tech Savy”ways to give this Holiday Season.  And as we all know – no Holiday Season could be complete without a dosage of Crowdfunding.  At least the Charitable sort.

Number one on their least of geek giving – but not necessarily in order of preference was Catapult:

Catapult, launched just two months ago, is a crowdfunding site that helps organizations raise funds for projects to advance gender equality. Once a project has reached its fundraising goal, 100% of the funds are sent to the organization. Catapult expects partners to update donors at least twice on how their money is being put to work — 90 

days and one year after funding has been received.

Catapult is “where people fund real solutions for girls and women”.

Catapult was selected (among the four others)  based on they are  ” innovative,  committed to transparency, and accountability, and their getting good results.

And hey – it cannot hurt to have  Bill & Melinda Gates giving your site a plug.

So best of luck to Catapult and all of the other sites committed to helping others during the Holiday Season.

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