philanthropist.org is a micro-finance network used by social investors, donors, entrepreneurs, and volunteers to help them engage in charitable causes and create economic opportunities in the developing world. These opportunities can include ad-hoc 1-to-1 engagements or sponsored and guided field studies. Individuals, groups, and organizations of all shapes and sizes benefit when using philanthropist.org to assist their social endeavors.
philanthropist.org 3rd Annual Cocktail Party & Fundraiser
Who: changemakers, philanthropists, workerteers, social entrepreneurs, and micro-philanthropists. Over 100 Guests enjoyed The 2010 Philanthropist Party - see the photos & videos from the evening and the speakers:
See Photos from the 2011 Philanthropist Party: www.facebook.com/philanthropist.org?sk=photos
What: Networking, Cocktail Party, Fundraiser, and Annual Company Event
- Catered Appetizers
- Catered Beer & Wine
- Live Music
- Raffle & Give-a-Way
- Museum Exhibit Access
- Brief presentations from Local Artists, Leading Social Entrepreneurs & NGOs, and message from philanthropist.org Co-Founder, Eric Melin.
Where: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Directions (Parking Available, MBTA Public Transport Accessible)
When: 7pm - 10pm, EST, Friday, November 30th 2012
Why: 3rd Annual Event for the Board of Directors, Leadership Circle, Founders, Board of Advisors, Volunteers and friends of philanthropist.org. Come to learn about the Micro-Finance Field Study in the Dominican Republic and status of the startup Micro-Finance Social Enterprise venture.
Cost: $100 Suggested Contribution (advance ticket sales only - date/venue are subject to change)
Dress: Casual / Cocktail
Sponsors: Sponsorships Available, call: (313) CHARITY, ask for Mary.
Agenda: 7:00 - 7:30pm Registration & Networking
7:30 - 8:00pm Introduction, Art & Music Presentations
8:00 - 8:20pm 4 Guest Social Entrepreneurs presentations
8:20 - 8:30pm philanthropist.org presentation
8:30 - 8:45pm Give-Away, Awards & Raffle Drawing
9:00 - 10:00pm Mingling & Live Acoustical Guitar
About the Cause:
A better life is possible for the world’s 1.4 billion people who live on less than $1 per day. philanthropist.org is the trusted facilitator of efficient, targeted investments in socially responsible initiatives. Our microfinance platform allows socially-minded investors and everyday philanthropists to make a direct, tangible difference for those in need, whether it is a capital-deprived entrepreneur in a poverty-stricken region or a village foster home struggling to cover costs. This exciting new model for philanthropy reduces fraud and all-too-common predatory lending while promoting a level of accountability and efficiency that the large charities envy. At philanthropist.org anyone can find a cause, invest, and directly track its performance from a smartphone or through a social media app such as Facebook. Rather than donate to a better world, invest in one. Thank you for your support!
A market-based micro-philanthropy exchange that joins charitable donors with workateers.
In the a recent Economist article, HBS professor and world renowned strategist Michael Porter said there will be huge opportunities in the next 20 years to fix the billions of dollars lost each year in inefficient philanthropy. philanthropist.org is uniquely positioned to meet the most fundamental requirement to resolve this issue, specifically, creating the infrastructure for an open market, micro-philanthropic method of valuing widely differentiated social needs.
Under the mantra of “compete to give” donors use philanthropist.org because they see value in the ability to discreetly select from a wide range of transparent and trustworthy charitable efforts and precisely direct their contributions to those individuals deemed most worthy of their philanthropy. Workateers and charitable organizations use philanthropist.org to quickly secure funding for their efforts from sympathetic or like-minded donors.
Make no mistake; philanthropy in the United States is big business. With over $248 billion donated to charitable causes, philanthropic giving has, for over 40 years, amounted to roughly 2% of gross domestic product per year. Charitable donations can come from one of four primary sources: individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations. Individual donors are measured by household and over 67 million households gave over $187 billion in 2004, roughly 75% of all charitable donations that year.
What is a Workateer? They are not a salaried or employed Worker. They are not a Volunteer. They are something in the middle. A workateer is someone who sees that something must change, something is wrong, something or someone needs assistance. They are often among the best in their fields. They may be an excellent carpenter, a skilled web designer, a superb lawyer or a proven CPA and therefore often do not have a lot of time to give to charity. What time they do have, they want to put to best use. Therefore, they become Workateers. philanthropist.org: "Where your heart, your brain, and your pocketbook come together".
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