Items Tagged “2012”
Jul 1, 2013
From last year at Kickstarter:
The PowerPot is an innovative new generator that turns heat from cooking directly into electricity with no moving parts. .... With your help, we hope to get Power Pots into the hands of the people who need it most, and onto your own stove or campfire!
... and similar for larger PowerPot models.
Learn more about the product on their website.
Jun 28, 2013
From their 2012 project at Kickstarter:
We designed the coolest looking solar LED lamp and we called it ‘WAKAWAKA’ which means ‘Shine Bright’ in Swahili. ...
I think that's a great way of describing one of the important ways that give1-get1 differs from regular donations.
Some of the rewards:
Total funding: $48,399. A followup project earlier this year received $419,474:
Super efficient Personal Solar Power Station to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone. With excellent reading light.
More info on their website.
Jun 19, 2013
From Mankato, MN and hosted at StartSomeGood:
MeForYou is selling good quality, fashionable backpacks on a buy one, get one model. Actually, our tagline is Buy One. Bless One. What does that mean? For each backpack we sell, we are going to donate a backpack full of school supplies to another student in need in and around the community it was purchased. ... MeForYou is run by students and for students.
It looks like the project was run strictly based on donations. The students will then sell the donated backpacks in order to pay for a 2nd backback and school supplies. That' not quite Give1-Get1 but still a worthwhile project.
Visit their website to learn more.
Jun 17, 2013
The pitch at Kickstarter last year:
Bosavi® is a blindingly bright, lightweight, ultra-compact headlamp built around a custom Lithium-polymer battery.
One of the rewards (limited to 50 people):
Pledge $65 or more - Give One Get One: Get a rechargeable Bosavi headlamp and donate another Bosavi headlamp to a scholarship student or staff member of the Northwest Outward Bound School.
His reason for offering a Give1-Get1 reward is both personal and practical:
Bosavi will almost certainly not make any money on these units, but we couldn't be happier about this exciting new reward.
The give1-get1 option is gone, but the product is available for $69.95 on their website. Noteworthy features:
It has several 5 star reviews at Amazon.
Jun 10, 2013
These should cheer people up:
We're a gang of philanthropic monkeys providing tangible support to those battling cancer.
Though not listed in the sidebar reward descriptions, it looks like every purchase generates a matching gift:
One SMAC! = Two: ... for every monkey purchased, a second monkey will go to someone else with cancer
The result: $35,681 including several at $250 - $2,000.
Visit their website for more info or to pre-order a monkey.
Worth noting: Kickstarter and Indiegogo aren't the only crowdfunding sites with successful projects. This one is at StartSomeGood. From their overview:
We exist to empower you to become a social innovator. By providing social entrepreneurs, changemakers and non-profits with the tools you need to rally your community and raise funds, together we can turn ideas into action and impact.
I'm sure we'll feature more projects from their site. Meanwhile, head over and check it out.
Jun 7, 2013
From Marie-Claire Camp of Grand Rapids, MI:
Gorgeous, educational, nontoxic cards that not even my twin two-year old boys can destroy.
Here's the $40 reward tier:
GET ONE & GIVE ONE. You get the full deck. Shipped. + A deck is donated to a nonprofit organization working with small children
The "GET one GIVE one" tier was $25, or $85 for GET four GIVE four.
An ongoing 'give' is listed on their website:
3% of proceeds are donated to literacy-based nonprofit organizations every year!
The original cards are available for $19.95, with pre-order options for the new sets.