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A Quest for Transparency in Crowdfunding

Posted on 6/28/2016 by Josh Chapman

When I joined GiveForward a little over a year ago there were a bunch of reasons why – none more so than I loved the idea of working on something that empowers people helping people. Sure, I’ve worked for other great companies that help people buy a car or teach them how to use great... Read more

More than Just the Money – Helping Others

Posted on 6/20/2016 by Cat de Merode

Hello friends, my name is Cat. I work on the Product team at GiveForward, where we try to solve people’s needs with new features on our website. Last year, we shifted our focus from crowdfunding to a much broader platform for support. Don’t get me wrong – the money raised through GiveForward has always been... Read more

A conversation about the new GiveForward

Posted on 9/28/2015 by admin

Earlier this month, we officially launched the new GiveForward. After we learned from our users that crowdfunding isn’t enough, we decided to build features that empower communities to give in other ways. For the past eight months, our product and coaching teams worked closely to develop a new GiveForward that is more useful to people... Read more

WePay Donations

Posted on 1/28/2014 by admin

WePay Donations and GiveForward WePay Donations is a safe and secure payment service provider similar to PayPal or Amazon Payments.  GiveForward uses WePay as our payment provider so we can provide the very best user experience at the lowest cost possible.  Additionally by using WePay Donations, users are now able to withdrawal funds in real-time-... Read more

GiveForward + #GivingTuesday

Posted on 11/26/2013 by admin

It seems like there’s a day for everything, especially during the holiday season. We’ve got Black Friday, Cyber Monday, there’s even National Cotton Candy Day on December 7th (aka sticky face day). So why not have a special day for people who need it most? A day where we can celebrate generosity, humanity, and compassion.... Read more

GiveForward’s Journey to $50 Million

Posted on 6/25/2013 by admin

Last Thursday GiveForward reached $50 million in funds raised for families around the country. As I celebrated with my team I experienced a sense of gratitude so profound, it forced me to step back from the moment and marvel at the world I am fortunate enough to live in and also at how far we’ve... Read more

Teaching Business Lessons and Life Lessons By Helping Others

Posted on 10/30/2012 by admin

What happens when you empower kids with the idea they can help others? That was the questions posed to the students at STAR academy in San Rafael, California. The 6th and 7th grade students were tasked with the idea of how to show support to a 3rd grade student they didn’t even know named Max.... Read more

Meet Our New Fundraising Coach!

Posted on 5/11/2012 by admin

The best part of working at GiveForward is the one-on-one interactions that we have with our users, especially when it comes to fundraising coaching. Even though every employee at GiveForward is required to send out virtual hugs to a different user each day, we like to make sure that there are people here 100% committed... Read more

Like GiveForward’s Facebook Page And Be Entered For A Free iPad

Posted on 8/11/2011 by admin

We want to give you a free iPad this August. All you have to do is follow 3 easy steps and the iPad could be yours! Ready? 1. First, “Like” the GiveForward company page on Facebook. It is important to like this particular page ( because that is the only page we will be monitoring so make sure it... Read more

Turning To Others For Help

Posted on 7/20/2011 by admin

One of the core philosophies at GiveForward is that it is OK to turn to others for help when you are in need. We want to let you know that at GiveForward we not only talk the talk but we walk the walk too. This piece by MSN featuring GiveForward's CEO Desiree Vargas Wrigley, talks a little about how small business owners do exactly what our users are doing - turning to each other when they need a little extra help. Read more

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