Local charities can use donation pages to launch a global fundraising campaign in minutes
Bitcoin donation pages create a new way of donating money by letting charities run free Bitcoin fundraising campaigns where 100% of the funds go to the cause. Donations show up in real-time in the transaction stream where the funding goal is automatically updated. It enables local charities to create a global campaign in minutes.
Frank Schuil, co-founder and CEO of Safello about Bitcoin fundraising:
"The donation pages of Livebuild, Shifo and the Lifeboat Foundation show the power of Bitcoin in a very tangible way. Real-time incoming donations from people all around the world uniting to complete a funding goal to support these causes. It's an incredible thing to watch."
The company kickstarts the pages as an experiment to see how quickly the funding goals are reached. Its service is now in beta and interested parties can sign up for early access via https://safello.com/donate. Schuil adds: "Our goal is to make Bitcoin fundraising a fundamental source of income for these and other charities by connecting them to audiences they may otherwise not reach. The variety in campaigns show how widely applicable this is and we hope to spark a wave of pages to introduce a new way of donating to the charities we all care about."
Koen van Bremen, founder of Livebuild about Bitcoin's potential:
"I believe Bitcoins will become an important future payment method in Africa. With this project we want Cameroonian kids to be ready for this long term benefit."
- Funding goal: 25 BTC
- Campaign URL: https://safello.com/donate/livebuild
- Campaign description: The community of Ntisaw built their own school in 1990. Sadly, nowadays the school is in a bad shape. The class rooms are small and poorly equipped. The roofs of some of the classrooms are leaking. The community wants to change this situation. They are already collecting building materials and recently two new class rooms were constructed. With our support they will be able to construct an additional 4 class rooms, a library and toilets.
Every Child Counts campaign
Nargis Rahimi, co-founder of Shifo about using a Bitcoin donation page:
"We at Shifo are very excited to collaborate with Safello and join hands with the Bitcoin community. This collaboration will make a difference in the lives of children. 100% of funds raised with Bitcoin community will go to the cause, and for every bitcoin, Shifo will provide impact reports."
- Campaign URL: https://safello.com/donate/shifo
- Funding goal: 20 BTC
- Description: Vaccines save lives. Yet 1 in 5 children do not have access to the most basic vaccines. As a result, every year 1,5 Million children do not celebrate their fifth birthday. Registering children and making sure they receive life-saving health services is the key to improved child health. Every Child Counts campaign is about improving child health through systematic child registration and vaccination follow-up in Uganda.
Bitcoin bug fix campaign
Eric Klien, founder of Lifeboat Foundation about its relation with Bitcoin:
"We look forward to developing a bounty fund to be used to fix bitcoin-related bugs. Bitcoin backs our endowment fund and we would like to give back more to the bitcoin community."
- Campaign URL: https://safello.com/donate/lifeboat
- Funding goal: 20 BTC
- Description: Provide bounties to fix bitcoin-related bugs such as the
recent Mac bug that caused data corruption to wallets and forced users
to rebuild their databases which then took hours to rebuild. Learn more
about this bug at http://lifeboat.com/bug
Safello is a Swedish, Stockholm based company founded in July 2013. The company is focused on supporting the cryptocurrency market with a safe way to buy, sell, store and use bitcoins. Its team consist of security specialists, serial entrepreneurs and bitcoin experts. With 87 banks supported in 11 countries Safello has quickly established a leading position in the European Bitcoin market.
For more information visit www.safello.com
LiveBuild believes that every human being has the power to improve their life and the lives of others. But without the basics – without clean drinking water, without proper sanitation and without the ability to read and write – this is a huge challenge. Together with the community LiveBuild builds the structures necessary for people to reach their full potential. Within the Netherlands LiveBuild is a community of driven, creative young people that loves to organize events and festivals in order to generate funds to support Cameroonian communities.
For more information visit www.livebuild.org
Shifo is a non-profit NGO with a mission to improve child health worldwide by strengthening health service delivery in underserved areas. Shifo has developed models and the information and support system 'MyChild' to tackling the major challenges in reaching every child with life saving preventive health services.
Shifo was launched in June 2013 by a team from Karolinska Institutet, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. The team consists of specialists with different backgrounds such as medicine, engineering, public health, development cooperation and interaction design. The team has more than 10 years experience of work within international eHealth projects in low resource settings.
For more information visit www.shifo.org
About Lifeboat Foundation:
The Lifeboat Foundation is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements while helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and robotics/AI, as we move towards the Singularity.
Lifeboat Foundation is pursuing a variety of options, including helping to accelerate the development of technologies to defend humanity such as new methods to combat viruses, effective nanotechnological defensive strategies, and even self-sustaining space colonies in case the other defensive strategies fail.
For more information visit www.lifeboat.com