Givology

Rating: 4.96 stars   56 reviews

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Location: 3732 Locust Walk Philadelphia PA 19104 USA

Mission: Launched in March 2008 by students at the University of Pennsylvania, Givology is an Internet online giving marketplace for education that leverages small dollar donations to support grassroots projects and student scholarships in the developing world. As a P2P community at the forefront of the internet microphilanthropy revolution, Givology partners with NGOs and schools throughout the world and connects internet donors to grassroots causes. Through donor message functions, open blogging, and frequent student updates, Givology democratizes philanthropy by introducing choice, transparency, and information sharing in education philanthropy. In particular, we aspire to do the following: * Create an online community for giving - to connect our donors to high-impact investments in education * Serve as an online hub for grassroots education organizations that do transformational work in the community * Leverage small dollar donations to improve access to quality education in developing countries * Raise funding and support to enable our global partners to scale and expand their impact * Spread awareness and generate research about problems in education delivery * Share information and promote cross-cultural relationships through blogging, messaging, and social media
Geographic areas served: Africa, Latin America, Asia
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Rating: 5 stars  

Givology is a wonderful organization that really helped me realize the true meaning and impact of effective giving. It really strives to establish a deeper connection between the donor and those they help, which is something we so rarely see with nonprofits. Givology believes that every bit of time and money you give is helpful, no matter how small. They are very flexible with volunteer hours, and I can contribute whenever I have the time to do so!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The passionate founders & wholly volunteer run model make volunteering for Givology a truly engaging & collaborative experience. Givology is sharply focused on the efficient direction of donors' funds to grassroots children's education projects worldwide. The translation of inspirational hopes into practical action encourages everyone to get involved & believe we can make an impact.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Givology really provides a unique experience and puts a twist on the general form of volunteering. Instead of being given menial work, Givology gives even interns the chance to be part of the bigger changes and provides volunteers with a greater sense of importance. It truly is a great experience.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of the biggest problems in the non-profit industry is the lack of transparency. The overhead and operational cost for the big non-profits exceeds what most "for-profit' companies today face. As a volunteer-run organization, all proceeds go directly to the projects and/or children. Simply put, they deliver results. I was hesitant to donate money to other charities, primarily because you never know how far your dollar is going. For every dollar you donate, seventy cents probably goes towards operational costs. Givology aims to provide short-term impact to children and projects in need. When you donate to Givology's projects, you can be certain that every dollar is being put into the pockets of children in need.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering with Givoloy has been unlike any volunteer experience I've ever had - in the best way possible. Not only is the team made up of incredibly passionate people, but there exists a collaborative and creative spirit which transcends the geographic separation of our team members. In my time with Givology I've been able to participate in (and occasionally even lead) many creative projects and feel not only as though I've made a tangible difference in the global community and lives of the students we touch, but that I've also gained greater sense of self and purpose. Volunteering with Givology has by far been one of my best decisions this entire year!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Givology is a most extraordinary organization. It provides a true connection between donors and the ones receiving the help, manages to make the greatest impact out of all sized donations, and harnesses the power of the internet for good. The people that I have worked with here have been extremely inspiring. Despite of having full-time school or work outside of Givology, they all manage to still provide Givology with all of their dedication.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I learned how to better communicate my ideas to people

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Feel like I was truly making a difference.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was recommended to Givology through a friend who thought it would be a perfect match for me and she was right. I love the way that the organization is personalized and the donor gets to choose specifically where his or her money goes - whether it's a student or a project. I also like that Givology encourages all size donations, so that everyone feels like they can give back and make a difference.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I believe that education is the most effective way to achieve development in any country. And that is exactly what Givology does. The staff is extremely dedicated to making education, a fundamental human right, equally accessible to students around the world. The organization has already served thousands of children in over 26 countries through the help and contribution of 2,600+ donors. When you educate a child, he or she will use that knowledge to combat gender equality, improve health conditions, voice opinions, and better his or her local community. I think the innovative, high-impact projects and scholarships truly transform students because it gives them an alternative to a life of poverty. Givology has provided me with hands-on experience and contribute to a great cause. I wholeheartedly encourage others to join the organization and experience for themselves the wonderful work it does.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Givology is truly an outlier among its peers. Its ability to be able to not only succeed but thrive in the niche market it has carved out shows just how well positioned it is going forward. Givology's approach to alleviating poverty through online giving and directly connecting donors to students and grassroots projects around the world is a shining example of altruism in practice.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a teenager, I knew I wanted to enable children in developing nations to receive the quality of education I enjoy. The question for me was, "Which non-profit do I join out of the thousands of social enterprises?" So began my search for a non-profit that was 100% volunteer-based and made giving easy, transparent, and rewarding. A non-profit that did not passively funnel money but cared about creating long-term personal relationships between sponsors and students. Givology was one of the very few non-profits that met these conditions that I had in mind. Beginning as a development intern, I quickly learned that there was much more to Givology. The team atmosphere at Givology is so incredibly collaborative, and I have met some of the most supportive and amazing individuals here in this organization; even though we are all volunteers and are either in school or are working professionals, our passion for giving is unmatched. Volunteers of all ages are equally welcome to contribute. I knew I wanted a hands-on experience, and few people my age to have the opportunity to run non-profit. Givology truly surpassed all my expectations for a non-profit, and I know I will be involved with this organization far beyond college.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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