One thing we’ve learned is that the ladder of engagement starts on the ground. Don’t exclude people who are only capable of giving a small amount, especially millennials. They could become more valuable as time moves on.
Anyone can participate in giving online at 50fund.org or by texting TOUCHDOWN and their donation amount to 41444 or by Tweeting their donation amount to @50Fund with hashtag #tinygive.
But Mr. Wardell observes, “If you can’t incentivize people to ask, you’re stuck in a place where you are fundraising from the same people over and over again.” Charities might also tell donors how valuable social sharing can be to get them to post announcements about their gifts, he says.
The committee’s goal is to raise $150,000 in cash — which, they believe, will buy $900,000 worth of food — for the designated food banks of the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.
Giving Tuesday gained traction last year as a day to encourage giving, raising funds and awareness for important causes everywhere. The 2012 event raised $10 million online for charities.
"I believe that philanthropy is one of the highest forms of activism, particularly supporting organizations that are working to achieve solutions in the spaces you care about."
tinyGive is the next phase of growth in new media activism, and is aiming to reduce the friction that often discourages someone from getting involved beyond the initial phase of conversation.
The Civic Accelerator is the first accelerator and investment fund in the country focused on “civic ventures” – for-profit and nonprofit startups that include people as part of the solution to critical social problems.
In keeping with a spirit of innovation around issues of accountability, the Lab is joining tinyGive at the forefront of innovation in giving. tinyGive is a micro-philanthropy platform that empowers donors to give to the causes and organizations they care about via Twitter. Their Tweet-to-donate tool makes it simple to both give and tell others about our work, all with one Tweet. It helps multiply the impact!
The list below of 10 Twitter handles has been curated by nonprofit or social media leaders. Learn everything you need to know about being effective when organizing a base of support online – from technology recommendations and how-to, to simply following the news; these folks have it all covered.
tinyGive can be a great tool for gathering a lot of small donations. Many times at events people do not have a checkbook or cash on hand to donate to your cause. tinyGive makes it easy for anyone with a Twitter account to make a donation right on their phones.
But another theory, floated yesterday on the Bitcoin blog CoinDesk, is that cryptocurrencies are becoming the web’s standard for the so-called gift economy.
"tinyGive, a platform for making charitable donations via Twitter, is growing, thanks to a strong word-of-mouth campaign and concurrent bicoastal pitches by the D.C.-based company's cofounders."
Give Directly is a pretty unique specimen when it comes to charities. It gives a cash transfer to a recipient, expecting to put 93 per cent of a donation into their hands. At the end of 2012, it'd spent just $30,000 to cover IT, registration and reporting, and staff outreach.
"Therefore, your donation is not only super simple, but also it is amplified to your entire list of followers."
"Micro-donation platform tinyGive is partnering with several non-profits to give away $12,000 in a Giving Tuesday social-matching campaign on Twitter."
TinyGive, a District-based company that uses tweets to raise money for charities, is giving away $12,000 in matching funds to selected nonprofits.
For those of us who prefer to give rather than receive, tinyGive offers the perfect opportunity to do just that. A “micro” donation platform, tinyGive leverages Twitter to simplify the donation process and maximize awareness for organizations and causes.
Like many budding organizations based in the District, not only does tinyGive provide an outlet for giving, it stresses the importance of rethinking the idea of philanthropy.
Indeed, many of the barriers that currently exist in the mobile donation space is overcome by TinyGive.
"tinyGive harnesses the convenience of Twitter and innate human altruism to make giving and receiving donations quicker and more efficient."