This past week, we launched Generosity, which is designed for human goodness: nonprofit and personal cause fundraisers. Not only are there no platform fees, it’s still built on the magic Indiegogo machine to make fundraisers as successful as possible. We’re not the only ones excited about 0% fees for nonprofits. VentureBeat, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times are too, just to name a few.
I have always been made fun of for reheating my hot beverages, but it really is near impossible to get them warm enough to actually be warm drinks without giving yourself 3rd degree tongue burns. The Ember smart mug will keep your coffee hot without causing permanent damage to your taste buds, and its charger is a coaster so it won’t cause permanent damage to your furniture either.
Social Innovation News
Colleges now have a much better alternative to the traditional freshman year gift of rape whistle: the Athena. In an effort to make women feel safer, and prevent possible assault, ROAR for Good has created a button that can be worn on a keychain or as a necklace, and in the event of assault can be pushed to trigger loud noises and alert friends and family of the victim’s location. Not to put too fine a point on it, but It really sucks that this kind of technology is necessary. It is, however, amazing that thanks to technology, walking home alone at night can be a little less scary.
Film Crowdfunding News
To keep the mood nice and heavy, the creators of SOLD, a movie based on the true story of human trafficking in India, is now raising funds for a nonprofit to rescue and rehabilitate victims. These children are essentially removed from society and torn from their families forever, and in many cases it’s the families themselves that sell them. Anything we do to activate the international community makes a difference.
Other Crowdfunding News
Perhaps it’s a slang term that I’m not cool enough to know, but I’m surprised to know that something with a name like Nancy is basically the Birchbox of CBD and hemp. Because all THC has been removed, Nancy subscribers can use the contents of their boxes for pain relief and other therapeutic purposes, without actually getting high. It’s also legal in all 50 states since there is no THC, so feel free to carry your weed salve across the country.
If you’re feeling generous, check out some of the latest nonprofit and personal cause fundraisers, and be sure that no platform fees will dilute your gift. If you’re ready to take the plunge on your own project, start a campaign now.