Fundraising phone calls from strangers make people hang up. But if the caller’s a friend, friend of a friend, or is similar to you, you’re more likely to donate. Amicus has just raised $3.2 million to offer this social graph intelligence to non-profits.
Over the years, YouTube has grown into way more than a place to upload cat videos. In a way, it’s become a new breed of “television” that lets people interact with the things they care about. This could be music or even nonprofits.
Normally I would not post anything from the NYpost, as I consider it an utter rag. But the linked article has some interesting points re: the fees associated with Obamacare. I for one am a bit pissed that my medicare taxes will increase . . .
It’s been a good year so far for venture capital investment in education, as both the total number of deals and total capital flowing into the space are expected to hit new highs. Yet, even so, those big financing rounds that have become the staple for consumer and mobile companies ($20+ million) tend to be more unusual in edtech.
Prizeo is a startup aiming to channel celebrities’ social media influence into funding for charity.
Co-founders Bryan Baum and Leo Seigal are familiar with the fundraising world, having founded the Aloysius Society, a student philanthropy organization, while at Oxford.