Jun. 4, 2021 1:19 pm
4 new findings shed light on crowdfunding for charity
There’s no doubt that crowdfunding is on the rise — campaigns help pay for everything from hospital bills and COVID-19 relief for restaurants to college tuition and launching new companies, say guest columnists Jon Bergdoll and Jacqueline Ackerman.
Jun. 22, 2020 12:12 pm
Listen to the pitch, then cast your vote for one of seven local nonprofits
They are vying for support as Philanthropitch's national social impact fast pitch competition focuses on Philadelphia. Voting opens today.
May 13, 2020 11:12 am
GoFundMe seeks to help Temple University’s international teaching assistants
Unable to travel home thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, or take on temporary off-campus jobs due to visa restrictions, international student workers face 'total poverty,' according to the TUGSA members who started the crowdfunding effort.
Oct. 25, 2019 8:14 am
Yancey Strickler has been thinking about the larger structures that we live within. And he’s written his manifesto
In advance of his talk at the ADVANCE by Generocity conference on Nov. 1, we ask the Kickstarter cofounder some questions.
Sep. 21, 2018 12:45 pm
Your GoFundMe donation isn’t as secure as you think
Penn law professor John Bradley argues that in the wake of the Johnny Bobbitt saga, for-profit crowdfunding sites should hold themselves to the same standards of transparency as nonprofits.
Jul. 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Sustainable clothing brand Grant Blvd sews with criminal justice reform in mind
The forthcoming, Philly-based social enterprise will donate a book to someone in prison for every item sold and plans to teach returning citizens to make clothes.
Apr. 16, 2018 7:28 am
Songs in the Key of Free is crowdfunding to produce an album of inmates’ music
The songs recorded at SCI Graterford are almost ready to be heard by the public, but first, the volunteer-led group needs $5,000.
Mar. 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Women Led Cities Initiative is crowdfunding for a pilot conference in Philly
The inaugural convening of women working in urban planning and design will be held March 24 and 25.
Jan. 3, 2018 10:55 am
PCCY is crowdfunding to keep kids cavity-free this spring break
Public Citizens for Children and Youth's annual Give Kids a Smile event will provide 1,000 free dental care appointments — if it can raise $25,000 by Friday.
Oct. 6, 2017 11:54 am
The inaugural Main Line Day of Giving is May 31, 2018
It's like a hyperlocalized #GivingTuesday. Here's how to get in on the planning early.