Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise
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Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise
A selection of entrepreneurial ideas, products, services and opportunities for charities featured on trendwatching site Springwise.com.  Includes links to the original sites, as well as Springwise.com's coverage, as the latter disappears behind a paywall after a while.
Curated by Howard Lake
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Clickbait for Good

Clickbait for Good | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
We’ve decided to turn clickbait into something good and use it to promote charities, support worthwhile causes and encourage donations.
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At last - a positive use of clickbait headlines.
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Tinned food donations reduce parking fines

Tinned food donations reduce parking fines | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
The Food For Fines scheme enables Lexington residents to trade cans of food for a reduction on their unpaid parking ticket fine.
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Get a reduction on your parking fine if you donate 10 cans of food to a food bank. https://www.godspantry.org/

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Morality bank in China rewards do-gooders | Springwise

Morality bank in China rewards do-gooders | Springwise | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
A rewards system in Yanji, China accredits points to individuals who do good — from mowing lawns to donating stem cells.
Howard Lake's insight:

Run by a local authority the system gives points to those who do good deeds by receiving free services:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-05/27/content_20830992.htm

 

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Home

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Bringing charities and restaurants together for the greater good.

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An app that lets restaurant owners run a waiting list, which includes an option for diners to skip to the front of the queue if they make a donation to the restaurant's charity partner.

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Tool lets users promote charities through the content that inspire them

Tool lets users promote charities through the content that inspire them | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Givey Share is a social fundraising feature which enables web users to share digital content in a way that encourages charity donations.
Howard Lake's insight:

Givey Share (www.givey.com) lets users create and share content that invites donations. An attempt to link news, events, comments to an easy-to-use donation platform.

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Samu Communications's curator insight, August 7, 2015 6:13 PM

Givey Share (www.givey.com) lets users create and share content that invites donations. An attempt to link news, events, comments to an easy-to-use donation platform.

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Platforms connect talented Instagrammers with good causes

Platforms connect talented Instagrammers with good causes | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Gramming For Good and Gramforacause pair up socially conscious Instagrammers with non-profits to help spread awareness about their causes.
Howard Lake's insight:

www.grammingforgood.com and www.gramforacause.org are enabling photographers and Instagram users to use their skills, contacts and experience to benefit charities and causes.

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In Minneapolis, police distribute free healthy food packages

In Minneapolis, police distribute free healthy food packages | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Matter has partnered with the Minneapolis police department and others to help distribute healthy food boxes to hungry citizens.
Howard Lake's insight:

There are plenty of partnership opportunities open to charities, including many that are not obvious at first sight. Congrats to Matter - http://mattermore.org/blog/.

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Glia app matches consumers with businesses that hold the same values

The new Glia app is taking into account a consumer’s full range of social, political and economic values — enabling them to differentiate between the businesses that support those beliefs and those which work against them.

Howard Lake's insight:

This is a good start, assuming it highlights charity shops and social enterprises. But I can see a charity/soc enterprise version which directs you to support organisations that match your interests - geographical area of benefit, size of org, location, income, and maybe even staff pay differentials, policy on animal experimentation etc.

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Ethical Engagement Rings & Ethical Wedding Rings | Do Amore Rings

Ethical Engagement Rings & Ethical Wedding Rings | Do Amore Rings | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Our ethical engagement rings and ethical wedding rings use conflict-free stones and recycled precious metals. All our rings are made in the USA.
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These rings are made from conflict-free diamonds and recycled metal - and the profits from their sales are used to finance clean water in developing countries. And appropriately enough, each wedding ring sold funds clean water for life for two people.

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3Space Oxford

3Space Oxford | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
3Space's latest project, Hatch, in partnership with Barclays, aims to transform under-utilised...
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3Space is converting four former Barclays Bank branches as work spaces for charities and voluntary organisations. The first has opened in Oxford.

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::: Care Ticker :::

::: Care Ticker ::: | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
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Highlighting the economic value of voluntary caregiving, and rewarding users with redeemable incentives.

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ShareWall

ShareWall | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it

Social paywall lets readers share articles instead of paying

Howard Lake's insight:

Social sharing as currency? Could this work for charities keen to generate some benefit from publishing valuable content? Readers can view what they want, but have to share one article on social media in order to view one article.

I wonder if that is just too clunky to work successfully. Hope to be proved wrong. 

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Giving on the go | SnapDonate

Giving on the go | SnapDonate | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
SnapDonate transforms your phone into a ‘magic lens’ able to recognise charity logos. This empowers you to help good causes when you are inspired to give, no matter where you are
Howard Lake's insight:

A very creative approach to giving on the go. Spot any charity poster, leaflet, advert etc and point your phone at it.

Only problems could be that some charities have similar logos, and SnapDonate will have to keep updating its database to take in account any charity rebrands. 

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Trusted neighbors can earn money collecting packages

Trusted neighbors can earn money collecting packages | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
eNeighbr is an app that lets users earn USD 3.5 for every delivery item they collect for their neighbors.
Howard Lake's insight:
Or, because it's such an occasional, low sum model, maybe participants could be persuaded to donate the income they make from https://eneighbr.com/?
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Students get free accommodation at Dutch care home | Springwise

Students get free accommodation at Dutch care home | Springwise | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Humanitas Residential Care Centre gives free accommodation to students, in exchange for 30 hours of voluntary work in the home every week.
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Good mix of voluntary work, reward, and benefit to students and residents. 

http://www.humanitasdeventer.nl/

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Insurance startup helps clients donate to charity for free

Insurance startup helps clients donate to charity for free | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Givesurance is a brokerage which converts five percent of client's insurance payments into charity donation credits.
Howard Lake's insight:

Givesurance is the latest insurance company to try to attract customers by donating a percentage of their insurance payments into charity donations.

Similar programmes have been running in the UK since at least the early 1990s.

Givesurance operates in the USA.

https://www.givesurance.org/ ;

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Travelty

Travelty | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Change the world as you travel. Discover the best hotels, spas, activities around the world, while you help others.
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An upcoming app that enables travellers to donate 1% of their expenditure (not just travel) while away on holiday or business to charity.

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Anyone can learn coding for free by completing projects for nonprofits

Anyone can learn coding for free by completing projects for nonprofits | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Free Code Camp is an organization teaching anyone to code and enabling them to become software engineers by working on projects for nonprofits.
Howard Lake's insight:

Free lessons in code in return to volunteering those new skills to charity. A very good quid pro quo.

http://www.freecodecamp.com/ ;

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Platform helps displaced families in Haiti crowdfund new homes

Platform helps displaced families in Haiti crowdfund new homes | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
New Story is a crowdfunding platform which supports Haitian families in raising the USD 6,000 necessary to rebuild lost homes.
Howard Lake's insight:

Another very specific crowdfunding site, in this case helping fund new homes for displaced families in Haiti. By www.newcharitystory.org

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Corporate social responsibility for startups

Corporate social responsibility for startups | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Startups Give Back is a philanthropy movement helping startups lend a hand to nearby non-profits and causes.
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Startups can register their team to attend an event where they will meet and work alongside other likeminded small businesses — combining volunteering with networking opportunities.

Currently based in the Bay Area of San Francisco, but they plan to expand.

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Padania Acque Gestione

Padania Acque Gestione | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it

Water supplier Padania Acque Gestione is letting customers who have defaulted on payments settle their account with community services.

Howard Lake's insight:

Volunteering opportunities arise from a water supplier's novel approach to dealing with customers who have not managed to pay their bills.

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Streamline your event marketing | HelloSponsor

Streamline your event marketing | HelloSponsor | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
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US-only at the moment, but this could give charity event managers access to a larger audience of potential event sponsors. Apart from national events, there are bound to be lots of companies interested in sponsoring very local events. Roll on the UK version...

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Charitable techies can now donate their skills to nonprofits in need

Charitable techies can now donate their skills to nonprofits in need | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
The platform #charity enables IT professionals to donate their time and tech skills to nonprofits, saving those organizations much needed funds.
Howard Lake's insight:

Good to see that hashtagcharity is attracting so many skilled techies to volunteer to work on three-month projects for charities.

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Kangu: crowdfunding for safe births

Kangu: crowdfunding for safe births | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding site Kangu lets people send money to named pregnant women who face the risk of dying in childbirth. It's a powerful call to give, to link your donation to a specific individual who faces a difficult or even life-threatening childbirth. 

More from Springwise at

http://www.springwise.com/kangu-crowdfunding-safe-births-women-poverty/ ;

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How's that for impact of your gift?

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Common Pence: donate spare Tube travel change to charity

Common Pence: donate spare Tube travel change to charity | Entrepreneurial charity ideas from Springwise | Scoop.it
Innovation in Donation
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Common Pence lets London travellers donate their unwanted Oyster card credit to charity. It also works for NFC-enabled smartphones and contactless debit cards.

At the moment Common Pence chooses the beneficiary charity each month. 

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