tiny•Give: microphilanthropy through social media.
We make giving simple, social, and meaningful.
We believe that at our core, we’re all willing to give something to make the world a better place. Whether its helping during disaster recovery, funding the arts, or building a new school for children half a world away that we’ve never met. We know that when when giving is made simple and social more of it gets done, and meaningful work is given the opportunity to flourish. tinyGive is where that starts.
Traditional philanthropy takes the view that money is all that matters. That the only people we call philanthropists are the ones with their names on buildings. At tinyGive, we believe that money matters, but its really only part of the equation. Your passion, and your willingness to share your story with those around you, are just as important. In this context, sometimes $3 is more valuable than $100.
We’re a team of folks with deep experience in research and practice related to charitable giving and online activism. Our mission is to change how we think about giving, to show that every tiny bit matters, and that simple actions can have a big impact. In this new world of online activism, tweets, likes, and check-ins mean something. With tinyGive, they now mean even more.
Connect your Twitter account with tinyGive and enter in your payment information. You only need to do this once– after that you can tweet donations at any time!
Make a donation by simply tweeting! Just include the @organization you're giving to, the amount (e.g., $5), and #tinyGive. We'll handle it from there!
We believe in simple + social acts of kindness. Encourage your friends to match your gift by tweeting as well and keep the good going— every little bit helps!
Clarence founded tinyGive in order to change the conversation around philanthropy and online cause-related activity by providing a place where social capital matters just as much as the amount you give. Clarence earned a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he conducted research on the role of transparency in charitable giving. He continues to research various aspects of philanthropy and advises several nonprofits and online giving platforms on fundraising strategy. Originally from Lathrup Village, MI, Clarence, an affiliate with Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, also holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Karan founded tinyGive after working on several projects at the intersection of technology and community development. He previously founded Clovest, a crowdfunding platform for small, local businesses. Karan has also worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and as a technology consultant for start-up, enterprise, and foundation clients. He is a 2012 StartingBloc Fellow and was named an honorable mention for the 2014 Westly Prize. Karan holds degrees in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University.