Givkwik, a Latino and Veteran owned technology company that connects businesses with the good causes people love, has launched a campaign on the crowd-funding platform Indiegogo. The San Francisco-based social enterprise is looking to raise at least $15,000 as part of its strategy to grow its platform and community.
Givkwik delivers innovative web based tools and services that make it simple, social and fun to get anyone involved in philanthropy. For companies, Givkwik serves as a voting platform to engage any online audience for help directing corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. In a Givkwik campaign, a company’s customers and employees can vote for the causes that they believe should receive funding. Givkwik’s technology hosts the voting campaigns, processes the results, and delivers grants on behalf of their corporate clients.
For individuals, Givkwik’s lightweight technology makes it simpler to give online and share good causes and philanthropy with friends. Individuals can discover new causes and support the ones they love with one click of the company’s trademarked GIV button. For nonprofits, Givkwik helps promote their missions, attract corporate sponsors and find new donors.
In conjunction with their Indiegogo campaign, Givkwik is directing funds from the campaign to support its own corporate philanthropy. A $5000 grant will be decided on by contributors to the campaign itself and rewarded to one of six non-profit organizations focused on civic engagement. The six non-profit organizations are: CareerVillage; GenerationCitizen; Jubilee Project; MoneyThink; OpenCurricum; and Public Lab.
By offering a new way for nonprofits to engage supporters, for businesses to carry out corporate social responsibility with greater transparency, and for individuals to be more engaged in the process, Givkwik disrupts traditional concepts of philanthropy. Says Givkwik’s CEO Jason Rosado; “we want to challenge the perception of philanthropy as being only a domain of the rich and famous by making it simple and fun for anyone to give, anytime and anywhere.”
The Indiegogo campaign was launched September 1 and ends September 30, 2013. As of today’s date close to 80% of the funds have already been raised. More information on the Indiegogo campaign can be found at: www.igg.me/at/givk. More information on the Givkwik $5000 grant campaign can be found at www.givkwik.com/gogo.
About Givkwik, Inc.
Givkwik, Inc., based in San Francisco, is a Latino and Veteran owned tech company with a social mission. Givkwik participated in both Points of Light/Village Capital and HUB Ventures accelerator programs. Learn more at www.givkwik.com.