Recent research shows that online giving is growing at a rate of 40% annually. Driving and shaping this activity are some innovative tech startup companies looking to change the very nature of online giving. Using game mechanics, mobile technology, and principals of community management and engagement, these startups are giving younger adults more relevant ways to connect with, volunteer for and donate to nonprofits and causes that matter to them.
Questions for this panel of industry representatives will include: What's the future for social giving startups? How are they tapping into existing online communities to encourage philanthropy? And what are the down sides to having so-called "middleware" sites and applications in the mix?
by Josh Karpf
In June 2010, PepsiCo and ThinkSocial kicked off the #Promise, an initiative that explored how social and mobile media empower corporate citizenship and create social and environmental change. The program launched with a one-day summit at Internet Week NY featuring insights from such key players as TED, GOOD, Nokia, Fast Company, and MTV.
This panel will provide an opportunity to connect with the partners and participants behind the initiative and learn about how the #Promise has impacted the world of corporate citizenship since its inception and enacted real, measurable change in business practices and the world at large.
11th–15th March 2011