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"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."
- Mother Teresa

Mission Statement


"To help all people become Philanthropists"
لمساعدة جميع الناس تصبح المحسنون
为了帮助所有的人成为慈善家
Pomoci vsem lidem se filantropy
Om alle mensen geworden filantropen
Aider tous les gens a devenir des Philanthropes
Allen Leuten zu helfen, Philanthropen zu warden
Per aiutare tutte le persone diventano Philanthropists
Помогать всем людям стать Филантропами
すべての人々慈善活動に支援するために
Ayudar a toda la gente a hacerse Filántropos

Executive Summary

Philanthropist.org allows everyday people to become philanthropists. As a donor or socially-minded investor, you can directly and efficiently interface with entrepreneurs and volunteers working on exciting projects around the world by contributing a small loan or donation. With philanthropist.org you will provide greater impact through maximum efficiency, accountability, and minimal transactional overhead. You become a philanthropist by making direct 1-to-1 investments in hardworking people and monitoring your returns through financial performance and social impact ratings.


Five Guiding Principles (TILES)

  • Transparency - The organization and its operations are transparent, open-sourced, crowd-sourced, and peer-reviewed.
  • Inclusion - All people are welcomed at philanthropist.org regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality, politics, economic status, or world views. We seek to create a world of philanthropists.
  • Liberty - "If you wish to prosper, let your customer prosper. When people have learned this lesson, everyone will seek his individual welfare in the general welfare. Then jealousies between man and man, city and city, province and province, nation and nation, will no longer trouble the world." - Frederic Bastiat, (1801-1850)
  • Efficiency - Technology enables exceptionally low overhead and operational efficiencies. Social Enterprises should be driven by competitive forces to "compete to give" and strive to maximize impact with minimal service fees.
  • Social Impact - If it can't be measured - it didn't happen. Social enterprises and non-profits must be held to a higher-standard of effectiveness with sustained, measurable, positive impact.

Core Value Statement

Philanthropist.org is an online exchange that joins charitable donors with volunteers. Donors use Philanthropist.org because they see value in the ability to easily sort, compare, and select from a wide range of transparent and charitable efforts and efficiently direct their contributions to those individuals deemed most worthy of their philanthropy. Volunteers, entrepreneurs, and charitable organizations use Philanthropist.org to quickly secure funding for their efforts from sympathetic or like-minded donors. Market-based principles and peer-reviewed processes provide required controls, checks and balances allowing people to make informed decisions on all financial contributions.


What is a Workerteer?

They are not a salaried or employed worker.
They are not a volunteer.
They are something in the middle.

A workerteer is someone who sees that something must change, something is wrong, something or someone needs assistance. They are often among the best in their fields. They may be an excellent carpenter, a lawyer, an accountant, or a software developer and therefore often do not have a lot of time to give to charity. What time they do have, they want to put to best use. Therefore, they become workerteers. A workerteer uses his or her gifts, experience and skills to make the world a better place by offering her services at below market rates. When his services are combined with funding and projects from philanthropist.org, the world becomes a better place.

Philanthropist.org: Where your heart, your brain, your sweat, and your pocketbook come together.


How are we Different?

Maximizing the efficiency, the effectiveness, and the power of giving. Philanthropist.org is an online marketplace where individuals and organizations can make a positive, tangible difference in the world - on any scale. By streamlining the process of matching volunteers with philanthropists, needs can be served efficiently even at low-dollar, small-scale levels. Philanthropist.org makes it possible for highly specialized, ad-hoc, local, or issue-oriented work to be resourced and completed. Philanthropist.org was established because generous philanthropists found it is difficult and time-consuming to find charitable initiatives that are closely-aligned with their personal values. This was especially true in situations where the donations or contributions involved small sums of money or when fulfillment of that charitable effort was not resource-intensive.

Whether seeking a social cause that is environmental, faith-based, issue-oriented, or local, philanthropists need a way to easily find the appropriate charitable initiatives and fund those initiatives quickly and securely. Philanthropists would like to give more to the they deem most worthy, but need to know that their contributions are allocated to the appropriate causes in an optimal fashion, without a "minimum donation" as a constraint.

Philanthropist.org serves as a trusted intermediary that offers a way to search through thousands of opportunities to donate to a worthy and personally fulfilling cause. Philanthropist.org offers a broad range of searching and screening capabilities, a trust infrastructure that provides volunteer or organization ratings, feedback, and credential verification, and a transaction facility through which donations can be contributed to the appropriate effort.


Why use it?

"Connecting your passion to help with the power of individual volunteers." The web's many Social Networking applications accomplish a similar task - why use Philanthropist.org? Philanthropist.org provides a marketplace of investment opportunities where socially minded investors can choose entrepreneurs to sponsor, while monitoring returns with social and financial impact. Social Investing, Peer-to-Peer Lending, Micro-Finance, Micro-Credit, Social Venture Capital, Online Giving, and Micro-Philanthropy all blur the line between investing and giving towards a cause. It promotes entrepreneurship as a long-term solution to poverty and offers significant advantages over other web applications. Our team has extensive banking, web application, and security backgrounds to assure transactions are kept safe, efficient, secure and confidential:

  • Transactions are manually reviewed by facilitators and project coordinators.
  • Transactions are vetted for fraud using both technology and human QA & QC
  • Unlike competitors, social investors can invest in and directly fund projects - truly Peer-to-Peer.
  • Loans and donations can range from $5 to $5000, allowing "micro-philanthropy"
  • People at the "bottom of the (economic) pyramid" need help *today* - we come to them.
  • Microfinance programs boast 97% payback rates; recipients take pride in paying back your loan.
  • Out of $248 billion in charitable giving in the USA, 75% is from non-wealthy individuals.
  • 89% of USA households give with an average annual contribution of $1,620.
  • Platform helps recover the billions are lost in "inefficient philanthropy".
  • On average, non-profits spend 26% on fundraising, meaning 26 cents of every dollar is then spent soliciting more funds.

The philanthropist.org system helps provide capital to the more the 1 BILLION people outside the traditional banking systems. The philanthropist.org platform ties into backpacker communities, social networking applications, MFI's, and other communities where participants have the ability to PERSONALLY follow up to meet with the workerteer/recipient to request payback, or provide a reason why payback is not possible. Capital invested via philanthropist.org is considered "Patient Capital".

The philanthropist.org workerteers will often travel at their own expense to collect/distribute micro-loans and charitable funds as low as $50 or $100.For more information: Read About Us and Our Story.



 
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Lifecycle: 3614 days

Visitors: 12,310

Subscribers: 4,400

Loan Portfolio: $800

Members: 9,778

Entrepreneurs: 7,379

Philanthropists: 953

Online Now: 5311

Projects: 3

Fraud Complaints: 0

   
 
     
 
 
 
 

 
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