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Las Vegas

Pledge 1% and TechCo Team Up for CES 2018

By | Jan 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Around the holidays, charitable giving is on the rise. Whether it’s the spirit of Christmas or a recognition of cold weather making things harder for people, there’s no denying that this time of year is best for giving back. However, there are many causes…

Ecosystems

NYC

Pledge 1% Businesses Have Given Their Communities Over $500M

By | Nov 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

This morning, philanthropic effort Pledge 1% rang the Nasdaq bell to honor the public and private Pledge 1% companies as well as to highlight the siren call of yesterday’s Giving Tuesday event: giving back to the community. Top Pledge 1% companies have already been responsible…

Social Good

These Companies Are Helping Homeless People Get a Fresh Start

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re struggling to find somewhere to donate for Giving Tuesday, have no fear. There are plenty of social issues out there that could use your help year round, and there are more than enough avenues to do so. Homelessness, for example, remains a…

Social Good

5 Charitable Startups to Check Out on Giving Tuesday

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

After the retail madness of Black Friday and the digital mayhem of Cyber Monday, it’s easy to feel like all your shopping is done. However, because the holiday season is supposed to be a time of charitable donations, Giving Tuesday has become a staple…

Social Good

This Company Is Helping Kids Play Again After Natural Disasters

By | Nov 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

The recent plague of natural disasters has taken a serious toll on the US. Fortunately, relief efforts and charitable donations have been plentiful, leading to a restoration effort that has instilled some much-needed faith in humanity. However, while places like Austin, Napa Valley, and…

Culture

4 Ways to Integrate Philanthropic Efforts Into Your Company Culture

By | Nov 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Philanthropic work is dynamic; it radiates good in many directions and benefits everyone involved in a holistic way. For example, kids who have been mentored are 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions later in life. This is why, long before starting a…

Ecosystems

Houston

How You Can Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

By | Aug 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Blankets, shoes, underwear, pet food, diapers, socks, water…the basics are needed for the human and pet victims of Hurricane Harvey. This Category 4 hurricane that landed on Friday night continues to dump rain and gain strength to hit more of the coastal states. This…

Coworking spaces

3 Ways WeWork Is Committed to Social Good

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 11:40 am

As the only coworking company valued at over $17 billion, WeWork has had an undeniable impact on the startup world. By providing coworking spaces to thousands of budding entrepreneurs, aspiring innovators, and burgeoning startups, they have made the physical office an outdated model for newer…

Culture

San Francisco

How to Build a Charitable Culture at Your Startup

By | May 25, 2017 at 11:20 am

Volunteering can bring immeasurable joy to you and your team. It may be difficult to imagine that in addition to running a business, you could find time to volunteer, but it’s possible. With the potential for a greater happiness quotient, it made sense to me…

Startups & Apps

DC

New App WeCanResist.It Turns Trump Tweets Into Donations

By | May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

It has been an interesting year in the political world, and no social media platform has seen more of a direct impact than Twitter. Sure, President Obama made great strides in using the platform, but President Trump uses it as his almost daily outlet…

Startup Spotlight

Phoenix

Startup Spotlight: Golf Wagers, Cow Collars and Take-Out Food

By | May 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm

If you’re finding yourself shifting gears to the outdoors, maybe hitting the golf course or just soaking in the sun, you’ll still have some form of technology by your side. Each week, Tech.Co will be highlighting emerging startups in our spotlight series. This week, we’re taking…

Tips & How To’s

3 Fun Ways to Boost Charitable Giving at Work

By | May 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

It has long been accepted that businesses have a moral obligation to contribute to charitable causes in their local community. It’s a matter of business decency, but also a great way to expand your business to a wider audience through positive social messaging. If you are…

Startup Spotlight

Startup Spotlight: Daycations, Socks for Social Good, and Job Hunting

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

In another installment of our weekly spotlight series, we’re taking a look at some startups that are finding new and creative ways to help people. From chilling poolside this summer at your favorite hotel to data-driven platforms that empower job-hunters, the well of innovation never…

Social Good

5 Things to Consider When Committing Your Company to Social Good

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Being committed to social good isn’t just a charity move anymore. With more and more consumers valuing companies that strive for a better world, it’s becoming a necessity to make social good a priority in your business. When properly executed, cause-marketing campaigns not only…

Startups & Apps

The Top 3 Awesome Non-Profit Tech Products for Children

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

People are starting to take a firmer and more active stance on social causes and the concept of helping those who are less fortunate. Of course, non-profit organisations are not immune from the evolution of our society, and many have ensured that they have…

Startups & Apps

DonorSee Let’s You Donate Directly to Specific Needs

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Gret Glyer, founder and CEO of DonorSee, wants you to stop giving to Big Aid. No, it’s not because he has something against charitable gifts. Glyer wants you to stop giving to charity because he’s discovered a better way to give. “Big Aid organizations are…

Funding

GoFundMe Challenge Could Get You $10,000 For Your Cause

By | Nov 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

When people need a little help raising money for community efforts, college funds, medical bills, adopting a dog, among other things, they often turn to GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform. As part of the season of giving, the company announced the #GoBeyondGiving…