"In the new economy, all work is project work." - Tom Peters, Management Guru
How It Works
How it Works for Philanthropists
User Signs up and enter Funds. Money will be held in Escrow.
Search for Projects to sponsor (ideally in field of expertise)
Bid against other Philanthropists on a project of Interest
Match is made between Philanthropist & Volunteer
Log in to the website to see how your funds were spent
Provide feedback based on pictures, and other materials from Volunteer
Philanthropists receive acknowledgement based on the activity/volume of projects they are bidding upon, rather than dollar amount actually given. This assures an active community and assures the one-to-many nature of philanthropists-to-volunteers is balanced out.
How it Works for Volunteers
Post your Project. Describe in detail what you will do.
Project will go live, and be available for Bidding for 3,7,or 14 days.
Highest Bidder will “win” the right to fund your project.
Funds will transfer from Winning Person or Company upon auction close.
Introduction is made between Volunteer & Philanthropist
After the project, each volunteer must have his philanthropist complete a quick feedback form. Volunteers are encouraged to send digital pictures, write documents, testimonials, and upload other materials that the Philanthropist can review.
Once the Philanthropist reviews the documents, he assigns a Score to the Volunteer. The Volunteers with the highest feedback scores will have a higher likelihood of getting their future projects accepted.
philanthropist.org is a Micro-Finance technology platform which allows everyday people to function as philanthropists (small scale donors and socially-minded investors) to directly and efficiently interface with workerteers (entrepreneurs and volunteers) for the purpose of small dollar transactions with maximum efficiency and minimal transactional overhead.
Set up a free account to search for a project of interest to you. Also, learn more by calling (712) 421-6710 every Tuesday @ 7pm PST (10pm EST) to listen in to our team conference call bridge with no obligation. Password = 1234#, if you are in the Boston area, Join Us by participating in our weekly working sessions, Tuesdays 6-10pm.
philanthropist.org is your Corporate Volunteering Solutions provider. View a Flyer for our next Micro-Finance Field Study in early 2010, or view pictures from our last profiling trip. If you are a student interested in our Fellowship Program, Apply Here to Submit your Essay on Micro-Finance and Social Entrepreneurship.
philanthropist.org offers a convenient online fundraising micro-site, branded to your name and allowing you to raise money for your favorite cause or non-profit.