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Philanthropist.org: A market-based micro-philanthropy exchange that joins charitable donors with workateers.

“In the a recent Economist article, HBS professor and world renowned strategist Michael Porter said there will be huge opportunities in the next 20 years to fix the billions of dollars lost each year in inefficient philanthropy. Philanthropist.org is uniquely positioned to meet the most fundamental requirement to resolve this issue, specifically, creating the infrastructure for an open market, micro-philanthropic method of valuing widely differentiated social needs.” Can a marketplace solve this problem of falsified charitable giving & inefficient philanthropy?

Under the mantra of “compete to give” donors use Philanthropist.org because they see value in the ability to discreetly select from a wide range of transparent and trustworthy charitable efforts and precisely direct their contributions to those individuals deemed most worthy of their philanthropy. Workateers and charitable organizations use Philanthropist.org to quickly secure funding for their efforts from sympathetic or like-minded donors.

Make no mistake; philanthropy in the United States is big business. With over $248 billion donated to charitable causes, philanthropic giving has, for over 40 years, amounted to roughly 2% of gross domestic product per year. Charitable donations can come from one of four primary sources: individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations. Individual donors are measured by household and over 67 million households gave over $187 billion in 2004, roughly 75% of all charitable donations that year.

What is a Workateer? They are not a salaried or employed Worker. They are not a Volunteer. They are something in the middle. A workateer is someone who sees that something must change, something is wrong, something or someone needs assistance. They are often among the best in their fields. They may be an excellent carpenter, a skilled web designer, a superb lawyer or a proven CPA and therefore often do not have a lot of time to give to charity. What time they do have, they want to put to best use. Therefore, they become Workateers.

Philanthropist.org is the only free marketplace where any individual can become a philanthropist by directly investing in a micro-entrepreneur through a small loan or by donating to a social activity in a small micro-scale. We jump-start projects to make dreams come true and create leaders along the way through our in-country mission trips. We operate through an innovative peer to peer model (100% of funds go to the beneficiary), which promotes self-sustainability, generates returns to the social investor and fosters the spirit of volunteerism.

philanthropist.org, Inc. is a non-governmental organization (NGO) located in Cambridge, Mass. We were founded by a team of 7 technologists and business executives from BU, Harvard, and MIT and specialize in promoting entrepreneurship as a long-term solution to poverty. We believe in sustainable entrepreneurial projects that create social and economic returns. We have had over 50 volunteers and operate in several countries.

Mission: “To Help ALL People Become Philanthropists”

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