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Pearachute Founder Desiree Vargas Wrigley Shares Insight into Successful Crowdfunding Offer on Republic

  Desiree Vargas Wrigley is the founder of two companies, GiveForward and Pearachute. GiveForward is the well-known donations based crowdfunding platform that was recently acquired by YouCaring. The combined platforms have helped to raise over $800 million for medical expenses and other charitable causes. Vargas Wrigley… Read More

YouCaring Announces GiveForward Acquisition

YouCaring announced on Wednesday it has acquired crowdfunding platform, GiveForward. Since its launch in 2008, GiveForward has notably helped people raise nearly $200 million through its portal for medical expenses. YouCaring reported that the GiveForward acquisition will expand its fundraising and donor reach. For the GiveForward community, YouCaring… Read More

Brief: GiveForward’s Desiree Vargas Wrigley Unveils New Platform Features; Announces Nationwide Insurance Partnership

On Thursday, co-founder and chief strategy officer of GiveForward, Desiree Vargas Wrigley, announced that the crowdfunding platform was getting new features.  The “new GiveForward” expands the product way beyond crowdfunding into a community platform that enables people to help in different ways. The main features… Read More

Recent Lawsuit May Show Big Liability Risk for Crowdfunding Platforms

Crowdfunding, and using the internet to raise money for an increasing number of industry sectors, is still in its infancy. It is really the internet that is the disruptive innovation. It is this technology that is altering the funding process and crowdfunding has become the term… Read More

Health & Wellness Expert Alana Kessler Mobilizes Community Consciousness By Launching The Nepal Gratitude Project on GiveForward

Health and wellness expert and entrepreneur Alana Kessler has decided to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the Nepal earthquake through a profoundly innovative humanitarian campaign on GiveForward, The Nepal Gratitude Project. The Nepal Gratitude Project not only raises funds to aid those victims… Read More

WePay Triples Payment Volume in Crowdfunding

WePay, a provider of payments for platform businesses, announced on Wednesday a three-fold, year-over-year increase in payment volume from crowdfunding sites. WePay powers five out of the top ten crowdfunding sites including GoFundMe, YouCaring.com, GiveForward, CrowdRise, and Fundly and saw an average of 276 percent… Read More

Medical Crowdfunding Campaign for Porn Star Has Silver Lining

As was widely reported this past weekend on these pages, and just about everyplace else, porn star Eden Alexander launched a crowdfunding campaign on GiveForward for a dire medical situation only to encounter the ban hammer as she allegedly transgressed the platforms terms of service…. Read More

Update: Crowdfunding Site Shuts Down Porn Stars Medical Crowdfunding Campaign

Adult entertainer Eden Alexander was crowdfunding on Giveforward to raise funds for a “Medical Care Fund” as she apparently had a near fatal reaction to a common prescription medicine.  The reaction, as described on her campaign page, triggered a rare skin infection called Steven Johnson’s… Read More

GiveForward Announces It Reached $100 Million in Donations

One of the top medical crowdfunding websites, GiveForward announced on Thursday that it has helped raised a total of $100 million for more than 100,000 medical fundraisers over the past six years. By achieving this milestone, GiveForward has delivered on its mission to empower compassion… Read More

A Napster Co-founder, Child Support And A Crowdfunding Campaign

After numerous attempts , we’ve been ignored by her own father who is well aware of our need for monetary support. She is only 2, and our tries have been ignored. She has been completely deserted by her other parent, who she does not even… Read More

Donation site GiveForward Announces Partnership with Lotsa Helping Hands

GiveForward, which posts over $74 Million crowdfunded to date, has announced a partnership with Lotsa Helping Hands, an online platform that connects volunteers with families in need to organize and coordinate support. Desiree Vargas Wrigley, CEO of GiveForward said of the strategic arrangement, “Our goal is to… Read More

GiveForward Partners with WhatNext, Cancer Support Network

Alliance seeks to Help Cancer Patients Pay Medical Bills GiveForward, a crowdfunding platform helping families and friends raise money for a loved one’s medical bills, has announced a partnership with WhatNext, an online cancer support network that connects those effected by cancer to highly relevant peers,… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform GiveForward to Work with Kidney Cancer Association

The movement for non-profits partnering with crowdfunding platforms continues as GiveForward has announced a strategic relationship with the Kidney Cancer Association. GiveForward, a crowdfunding site which helps families and friends raise money for medical bills, will be partnering  with the organization which is dedicated to eradicate… Read More

WATCH: Amelia Coffaro Turns To GiveForward For Medical Bills In Fight Against Cancer

Amelia Coffaro was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28. She turned to crowdfunding platform GiveForward and has been able to raise over $50,000 to go toward her medical bills. She has a goal of raising $100,000. The campaign is live until November… Read More

Crowfunding site GiveForward Partners with Lung Cancer Alliance

GiveForward, a crowdfunding site helping families and friends raise money for a loved one’s medical bills, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to helping individuals living with and at risk for lung cancer. “We… Read More

GiveForward Crowdfunding site Partners with OncoNav

GiveForward Announces Alliance with OncoNav of NextPath, LLC Strategic Partnership Provides New Resources to Help Those Battling Cancer GiveForward, the leading crowdfunding site helping families and friends raise money for a loved one’s medical bills, is pleased to announce a new partnership with NextPath, LLC,… Read More

GiveForward AnnouncesPartnership with Medical Bill Mediation

GiveForward, a crowdfunding site helping families and friends raise money for a loved one’s medical bills, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Medical Bill Mediation of the Karis Group, Inc., a service which helps patients consolidate and reduce their healthcare bills. This alliance… Read More

Socializing medicine through crowdfunding

Two weeks after the Boston Marathon bombings, rescue efforts for the more than 260 victims have largely pivoted from providing critical medical attention to raising funds to pay the bills that are already piling up—for everything from hospital stays and prosthetics to groceries and everyday… Read More

When Medical Bills Pile Up, Can You Crowdfund Your Health Care?

When Mary Isham’s pancreatic cancer metastasized a year ago, she believed her only hope of survival was a cutting-edge radiation treatment offered in Europe. To help save Isham’s life, her friends turned to the Internet to get the financial support she desperately needed. When her… Read More

Morris Gad Praises Crowdfunded Charity Efforts

Crowdfunding has become one of the new hot trends on the internet thanks to sites like IndieGoGo and Kickstarter. These particular sites are associated with creative projects, such as raising money to make an album or to take time off of work to write a… Read More

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