Now that the giving season is officially over it is also important to set your wheels in motion to give not just at the end of the year when the appeals are loudest, but throughout the year. Giving throughout the year helps space your giving and organize it. It also allows you to easily give to several different charities (for example, a different charity per month) as opposed to hastily finding charities to support in November and December.
There are three start-ups that caught my eye that are making giving easier in this fast-paced environment. One allows you to be a true Slactivist, but also donate real dollars (not your own) to charities. Another allows you to schedule your giving and watch its impact. And the other provides a daily list of charities to support for those who have trouble finding the exact charities that speak to them.
The first Social Good Village launched last week at Cannes with film screenings, interviews and live performances. Global Cause Days are also a part of the Social Good Village festivities providing a deep dive into five topics: nature and environment, education, women’s empowerment, climate and innovation for good.
Today takes a look at Women’s Empowerment with a panel including Alexandre Lecouillard, Carla Ortiz, actress and producer of the film Olvidados, Virginie Cicco from Tous contre le cancer, Joanne Reay, Director Terra Mater, Rula Nassar, producer and founder of Imaginarium and Aya Al Balushi , the Founder and Managing Partner of SEAT 26.
At Horyou Village, there is an exhibition area for NGOs to present their causes and how attendees can become involved in their global projects.
“The non-profit world and its initiatives will resonate in Cannes this year, ” said Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti. “We are very happy to have non-profit organizations from our social network showcasing their contributions at Horyou Village.”
We are happy to be a media partner of Horyou Village, the very first social good village at Cannes Film Festival. The Horyou Village opened last night to great fanfare at Le Grand Hotel.
Chapelier Fou, a traditional electro musical act from France, provided live performances and “Social Good through the Arts” was showcased through five remarkable short films including CNA, Green Bronx Machine, Tous A Table, Amesip, and Ascovime.
There are many online marketplaces to choose from when it comes to purchasing products for a purpose and they are increasing every day it seems. Fashion Project, however, takes the idea of “buying for good” one step further by accepting gently-used, high-end donated products from designer jeans to luxury handbags from donors, selling them at a fraction of the price, and then donating 55% of the net sales to the donor’s charity of choice. In this giving model, everyday donors are inserted into the donation and giving process.
The Fashion Project has made a significant dent in the fashion and social enterprise industries by supporting over 2000 nonprofit organizations and donating over $300,000 to charity since its founding in 2012. The Fashion Project also has nearly 70,000 customers.
Co-founder and president of the Fashion Project, Christine Rizk, has learned important giving trends and predictions since the site launched a little over two years ago. Rizk identified three giving trends of 2014 including increased donations to health nonprofits, localized giving, as well as the impact of trackable donations.