Tagged: Philanthropy

Bitcoin Philanthropist and Founder of Pineapple Fund Bids Adieu

Recently on Reddit, a Bitcoin philanthropist called “Pine” announced that he or she had completed the last in a serious of donations made on behalf of a “Pineapple Fund” project he or she started late last year. The Pineapple Fund donated almost $56 million dollars… Read More

South African Crowdfunding Platform BackaBuddy Hits R50 Million Milestone

South African crowdfunding platform BackaBuddy recently announced its campaign has successfully raised a total of R50 million since its launch from more than 70,000 donors. Founded in 2007, BackaBuddy revealed that its online fundraising functionality is designed to help individuals raise funds for causes they… Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Support “Dear Black Girl” Program

Following her interview with “Dear Black Girls” organizers, Cassandra Pryor and Melody Smalls, talk show hostess Ellen DeGeneres launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise $25,000 for the program. “Dear Black Girls” is described as an organization on a mission to inspire, encourage, and… Read More

Big Blue Crowdfunding: U of Kentucky Launches Platform to Fund Campus Initiatives

University of Kentucky students, student organizations, faculty and staff may now raise funds for innovative UK programs and initiatives through a new, convenient, university-wide crowdfunding platform — Big Blue Crowdfunding. Planned to go live this week, the crowdfunding service was developed by UK Philanthropy, in partnership… Read More

Brief: United Nations Foundation Reports 25 Charities to Participate in #GivingTuesday & Announces New Marketing Approach

On Monday, the United Nations Foundation announced 25 charities are set to participate in 2016 #GivingTuesday. The annual global movement was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and is described as a global day of… Read More

Brief: Worldbuilders Raises Over $100,000 During the Annual Geeks Doing Good Indiegogo Campaign

Worldbuilders recently kicked off its annual 7-day Geeks Doing Good campaign on Indiegogo to raise $30,000. Within a matter of four days, the initiative has raised over $100,000 from over 2500 backers. Established in 2008 by author Patrick Rothfuss, Worldbuilders seeks to bring the geek community for great… Read More

Micro-Donation Platform Spotfund Launches, Targets Philanthropic Millenials

Spotfund, a mobile micro-donation platform, today launched its iOS app. Targeting millennials, Brooklyn-based Spotfund allows users to fund causes and current events with only $1, $2 or $3.  Donations made through Spotfund are tax deductible. At the end of each monthly billing cycle, Spotfund provides an itemized receipt of all… Read More

Crowdfunding & Corporate Philanthropy: Fundraising’s Next Dynamic Duo?

As you probably know, crowdfunding websites are one of the most popular fundraising options for nonprofits and individuals alike. It makes total sense: crowdfunding enables a group of people–small, large, or in between–to collectively raise money for a specific cause or charity. Plus, crowdfunding is incredibly… Read More

Kimbia’s 2015 Give Local America Raises $68M for 9,000+ Nonprofits in 180 Communities Around the Country

The results are in: “Give Local America 2015,” which ran non-stop around the country on May 5th, is officially dubbed as the “largest, single-day, charitable crowdfunding event to date.” Through the course of the day, hundreds of thousands of donors were activated in 180 communities… Read More

WWE Announces Support For Special Olympic 2015; Captures Over $230,000 During Indiegogo Campaign

WWE (NYSE:WWE) announced it has become a Promotional Partner for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, a global sporting event taking place throughout Los Angeles from July 25th – August 2nd, 2015. The announcement was made on stage tonight at Monday Night Raw at Staples Center with… Read More

California Resident Raises Nearly $55,000 in Two Days on Indiegogo For Man in “How Does a Homeless Man Spend 100?” Video

Seeking to help a homeless person in need, a California man by the name of Josh Lin has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for Thomas, the man in the new video How Does a Homeless Man Spend $100. The video was created to see what… Read More

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

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

Crowdfunding a “New Story”

Atlanta based startup, New Story, is leveraging technology for social good. Founded in September of 2014, this crowdfunding platform has already funded 2 new homes for families afflicted by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. These families, who have been living in tents and other fragile… Read More

#GivingTuesday Drew In More than 26,000 Partners From Around the World to Celebrate the Unifying Power of Giving

This week, on the third annual #GivingTuesday, the new “opening day” of the holiday giving season, more than 20,000 partner organizations in the United States and more than 6,700 partners in dozens of additional countries across the globe came together to give back. Partners –… Read More

University of Texas Rolls Out New Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform HornRaiser

Seeking to help its students, faculty and staff members raise funds for their projects, the University of Texas in Austin announced the launch of its very own crowfunding platform called HornRaiser. According to the university, students taking full advantage of HornRaiser, which will help garner… Read More

Nonprofit Crowdfunding Platform RallyUp Celebrates #GivingTuesday 2014 With Waived Fees

RallyUp, a crowdfunding platform that helps nonprofits take their fundraising efforts online, is honoring #GivingTuesday 2014 by waiving their normal service fees. Through the end of December, RallyUp is offering access to its entire fundraising platform for $0.99 per contribution to organizations that use the promo code GT2014…. Read More

We Are 1ne Launches Global Humanitarian Initiative to End the Ebola Outbreak

With the CDC crowning the 2014 Ebola Outbreak as the most critical in history, We Are 1ne launches its ZERO EBOLA project in an effort to provide immediate financial relief, resources and long-term support to the affected countries and victims. ZERO EBOLA is a multi-tiered… Read More

Brief: Indiegogo Announces Reduced Fees for #GivingTuesday

Global crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, announced on Wednesday (November 19th) its reduced fees and added support for nonprofit and social-change campaigns linked with the third annual international #GivingTuesday initiative. #GivingTuesday encourages people worldwide to celebrate generosity. Cause-related campaigns that launch through the #GivingTuesday partnership page on Indiegogo before December 2nd will receive fee discounts of at least 10%… Read More

Kickstarter’s Co-founder Launches New Service That is Dedicated to Helping Nonprofits

Ready to bring his new project to life, Kickstarter’s co-founder and former CEO Perry Chen debuted a philanthropy service called Dollar a Day on Wednesday (October 1st). According to Re/Code, the platform is a email newsletter that features one nonprofit organization on a daily basis. Subscribers can sign… Read More

Philanthropy Portal Kangu Launches 100 Mamas Fund For This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, Kangu, the innovative philanthropic crowdfunding platform that enables investors to fund life-saving medical services for pregnant women and newborn babies, is launching its 100 Mamas Fund. On the website, backers can contribute to the cost of critical medical services for 100 Mamas… Read More

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