Philanthropist.org has secured funding for its first round of "pre-pilot" recipients. During the next Micro-Finance Field Study and official Pilot Program, these initial funds will be distributed. It is important to note that the philanthropist.org mission is to help ALL people become philanthropists - including those in developing countries, so our recipients will be given the oppotunity to give back as well.
Examples include: 1. Aristy's Clothing Store (Low interest Loan) 2. Ramon's Internet Cafe (In-Kind Donation) 3. Nelcida's School Supplies (Micro-Donation) 4. Raphael's Restaurant (Low-Interest Loan)
We still need to deliver these loans/investments/contributions to the Dominican Republic, and intend to find donors/investors for all remaining pre-pilot program receipients. Then we plan to profile 150+ more people in a Pilot Program, as wells as scaling operations via established MFIs.
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.