Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Is Social Media Shifting Giving from the Cause to the Individual? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: n Fast Company, Rachael Chong interviews Shaun King, the founder of HopeMob, a new charity platform on which users can create fundraising projects and receive 100 percent of the proceeds collected. The website uses a point system to highlight 24 stories which have received the most “story points” from the online community. HopeMob does not give the donated money directly to recipients, but pays for the project’s costs itself. The HopeMob model is similar to crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter, StartSomeGood, and Indiegogo; in fact, King actually raised the funds to launch HopeMob from a Kickstarter campaign.
Counting Aloud Together | Stanford Social Innovation Review: If you’re a nonprofit leader, you understand that the pressure to build data-informed practices—and to improve your services using data—has never been greater. You’re also strapped for the time and resources needed to enhance your organization’s systems and gain sophistication in reporting. If you’re a grantmaker, you’ve requested extensive reports from grantees, but you haven’t prioritized helping those organizations get more data for the sake of learning. You’ve invested in client services, but you’ve neglected to fund the structures that hold those services together—things like staffing, evaluation strategy, and up-to-date technology.
TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan | TechCrunch
TripAdvisor Combines Philanthropy And Marketing By Letting Reviewers Give A Free $25 Kiva Microloan | TechCrunch: TripAdvisor is demonstrating what Shah calls a “a very big trend”. Rather than writing one big check, companies and high net worth individuals can greater leverage their contribution by putting in the hands of others. In March 2012, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman put up $1 million to let other people try Kiva. He drove 47,840 new signups to Kiva, and since then, those people have lent an addition $417,000 of their own money.