Our mission is to make giving to charity more consistent, transparent and widespread.
Over the past year, we’ve interviewed 100s of people on their charitable giving habits. What we found was that, contrary to published statistics, most people do not give to charity on a regular basis. Of course, we then asked why not?
Some of the reasons people gave for not giving to charity on a regular basis include:
- I don’t trust charities, I feel like they spend too much money paying employees and not on actually providing services to people in need.
- I feel like when I give my donation goes out into the void and I never hear about it again.
- I just don’t think about it.
We’re building CharityX to overcome these common objections to charitable giving. And we’re specifically tapping into all of the reasons people give. Our hope is that CharityX proves to be a revolutionary way to give to charity.
CharityX is currently in a private beta. Further details will be published as soon as we launch publicly, which we expect to happen in early 2018.
You can sign up here if you’d like to be notified when we launch!
Solving Charities’ Greatest Challenge
The greatest challenges facing nonprofits are largely funding related. There is a cycle in the industry that limits growth and stifles innovation. This is largely due to misunderstanding and the way nonprofits are rated by both the public and rating organizations.
CharityX unlocks the potential of both donors and nonprofits, by providing donors a way to give the aligns with their life, and by providing nonprofits cost-free, recurring revenue, from outside their regular fundraising work.
We’re committed to doing what’s best for nonprofits. That’s why all 100% of every donation goes to the nonprofit, at no cost. We even cover credit card processing fees. We want to become a source of trusted, recurring revenue for nonprofits so they have more time to focus on program services. In the future, we plan to form close relationships and open our platform for use directly by our nonprofit partners.
We’re building a mission driven organization. That means prioritizing not only what we do, but how we do it. The following ideas are built into CharityX from the ground up. At the same time, we realize that our values should be fluid and grow as we grow. Therefore our values are a continual work in progress.
Learn more about our beliefs and mission on our blog.
As a donation platform, our first priority is, and must be, to operate an ethically sound organization. That’s why we have a core belief in transparency. So much that we made it a part of our mission statement.
…to make giving to charity more consistent, transparent and widespread.
When we launch, CharityX financials will be completely open to the public. Additionally, we plan to document every step of our journey and share it with the world.
We’re open to every registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and anyone brave enough to step up and make a difference.It’s not about choosing sides. It’s about working towards something greater than ourselves, together.
It’s about trusting that nonprofits are putting our money to good use, and running the most efficient organizations they possibly can.
“Questions a man’s judgement, not his motives.”
We believe that even if a particular nonprofit organization’s executing is lacking, their purpose and aim is to do good. And therefore we support them.
Technology can, and has, changed our world for the better. Take for example Email. Email changed the way we communicate. Allowing businesses and people to connect instantly all of the world. But consider the other side of email. Email is known to be addictive, it keeps people connected to work, and sucks value from communication.
The technology (and anything else really) that you choose should add more value than it takes. Allow you to spend more time on things that matter, and less on things that don’t.
CharityX is designed to add value, and respect your time.
You Are More Powerful Than You Think
This is the fundamental, driving belief behind our mission to build a new way to give to charity that enables anyone to make a huge impact for the causes they care about. It’s put perfectly in this Steve Jobs quote:
Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
The meaning we take from this quote, is that each of us has the power to influence the world and make it better. And that there’s room for all of us to make an impact. Literally everything around us was made by people, there was room for them and there is room for us.
We aim to make CharityX a preferred donation method for both nonprofits and donors. This means building a platform that donors truly love. We plan to do this by getting feedback from our users. We hope to have personal relationships with each donor, to truly listen and figure out how to create the best possible way to give to charity. The more motivating we can make CharityX, the more likely donors are to continue to give, and that is the best possible outcome.