Thanks goes to the Autograph Store Charity Fundraising for their awesome blog post supporting Microgiving! The Autograph Store Charity serves more than 1,800 non-profits worldwide, providing autographed memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to support our partners’ charity auction fundraising efforts.
We’re proud of the thousands of amazing foundations our fundraising ideas have been able to help support, but we also recognize there are individuals in the world facing hardships who are unable to receive support from some of the larger organizations out there. It’s in cases like these when the notion of crowd funding and an organization like the Micro Giving Foundation can make a major difference in the world.
Founded in 2007, the Micro Giving Foundation started with the basic concept of connecting people who have financial resources with people in need. Since its founding, the organization has built an online community of over 50,000 people, expanding rapidly and constantly looking for growth opportunities in the world of philanthropy and fundraising. All users can create individual Web pages dedicated to specific hardships or causes — medical treatments, funerals, school fundraisers, personal projects, etc. In addition to that, users can upload videos, photos, and even entire address books to more efficiently reach out to potential supporters. This makes it easier for individuals in need to connect with the people who can truly identify with their struggle and offer much needed support.
Recently, the Micro Giving Foundation began reaching out to the music and film industry, making promotion and fundraising possible for aspiring artists. The organization also encourages those pursuing personal projects to donate some of their proceeds back to different charities or individuals in need. This interactive community helps donors and recipients connect directly, allowing donors to identify with specific causes and form life-changing relationships with the people they’re helping. As expansion continues, the organization hopes to increase their interaction with nonprofits, even going as far as supporting online ticket sales for nonprofit events and charity auctions.
So if you have a great fundraising idea, are facing a hardship of your own, or are simply looking to give back to someone less fortunate, check out the Micro Giving Foundation today. There’s no cause too big or too small, and every dollar counts!