Social crowdfunding platform Givealittle has seen a stunning rise in money raised recently, with average funds raised per month having grown by about 20 times from levels seen two years ago. And now the platform is all spruced up for greater growth, with a revamped web engine ready to take on higher traffic with the rising popularity of social crowdfunding.
The winners of the NetGuide Web Awards were announced earlier this week, and Spark and NZME both came away with a triple treat and TVNZ Ondemand took two.
With Spark livery freshly stamped over those of the corporate we used to know as Telecom, the organisation is expanding its Givealittle fundraising platform from charity to individual projects. Spark My Potential will pick out some of the projects listed on Givealittle and give them crowdfunding coaching and in some cases match pledges dollar for dollar.
As the spirit of Christmas giving takes hold, Kiwi corporates are highlighting the sponsorship efforts that give them a good name and worthy causes a helping hand. Telcos and banks are among those stumping up dollars and resources for charitable campaigns.
The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (RNZFB) has launched a new online collection tool for its Blind Week appeal, 25-31 October, making it the first charity in New Zealand to do so.
On Wednesday New Zealand Red Cross launched an online cause at Givealittle.co.nz in response to the tsunami in Samoa and American Samoa. Within two minutes online donations started pouring in from around the world fuelled mainly by Twitter. More than $50,000 has been raised in three days …