Facebook-enabled Community-Building and Fundraising Tools for Nonproﬁts
Causes BackgroundJoe Green, Co-founder and President • Founder of Essembly.com, the ﬁrst political social network. • Worked for political campaigns at national, state, and local level. • Early collaborator on Facebook Sean Parker, Co-founder and Chairman • Co-founded Napster, Plaxo and Facebook, serving as chief executive or president of each. • Guided Facebook through explosive growth, making it one of the most trafﬁcked sites on the Net. • Pioneered strategies for online network growth Peter Thiel, Board Member and Investor • Co-founded PayPal in 1998 and served as Chairman and CEO; sold to eBay in 2002. • Early investor in LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook.
Overview In less than four years, $35 million has been raised throughCauses.com by thousands of nonproﬁts and activists. Currently, weprocess over $30,000 per day in small-dollar donations to US 501(c)3 organizations. • 150 million installed users on Facebook • 17,000 ofﬁcial non-proﬁt partners • $35 million donated through the platform • Donations supported to all 1.5 million U.S. non-proﬁts • 300,000 birthdays donated to nonproﬁts (Birthday Wish) • $2 million donated to speciﬁc nonproﬁt projects in Q4 2010
Build your Community1. Promote your Cause 2. Put a widget on your website – www.causes.com/widgets 3. Make/Market a membership goal 4. Start a “Top Recruiter” contest 5. Give speciﬁc people ownership over building the community 6. What would get my community members to recruit their friends? Who would want to join?
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