For over thirty years, we’ve been finding, fueling and creating the most impactful and scalable solutions to lift families out of poverty in New York City. We partner with over 250 nonprofits to support food, housing, education, legal services, workforce development, and more to New Yorkers living in poverty across all five boroughs.
OUR BOARD COVERS 100% OF ALL OVERHEAD SO EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE GOES TO HELP NEW YORKERS IN NEED.
Indie.vc is a program designed to fund and support founders on a path to profitability.
We believe deeply that there are hundreds, even thousands, of businesses that could be thriving, at scale, if they focused on revenue growth over raising another round of funding. On average, the companies we've backed have increased revenues over 100% in the first 12 months of the program and around 300% after 24 months post-investment.
We aim to be the last investment our founders need to take. We call this Permissionless Entrepreneurship.
Crowdfunding with financial return and sustainable impact. Your investment is the entrepreneur’s next step forward.
UnFound is for tech founders and start-ups looking for a different way to set-up and run platform businesses.
It brings together platforms that would like to go about their business in a more collaborative and inclusive way. Find out how we can make the digital economy our own.
Is this you? Get involved!
Liberapay é uma maneira de financiar recorrentemente pessoas ou projetos cujo trabalho você curte.
Pagamentos são feitos sem compromisso. Você não sabe exatamente quem está doando para você, e as doações são limitadas em £ 90,00 por semana por doador para reduzir influência indevida.
Por padrão, o total que se doa e recebe são públicos (você pode ocultá-los).
O Liberapay não recebe uma parte dos pagamentos, o serviço é financiado por doações para a sua própria conta. No entanto, existem as taxas do processamento de pagamentos.
Liberapay é um projeto aberto, você pode nos ajudar traduzindo-o, otimizando seu código e gerenciando sua entidade jurídica. Se você colaborar, você poderá entrar na equipe Liberapay e receber uma parte do que nossos usuários doam para manter o serviço funcionando.
Together we can change the rules to make the economy work for everyone.
There has never been a greater need for a new economy. The New Economics Foundation exists to make it happen.
We work with people igniting change from below and we combine this with rigorous research to fight for change at the top.
A selection of projects, organisations and useful tools for social-impact tech
As the gig economy grows, more and more stories of worker exploitation are coming to the fore. And as reports of shady labor practices at Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, Postmates, and Amazon Mechanical Turk show, these issues run rampant across all sectors of the gig economy. In the home services industry, the platform Handy has made a name for itself, connecting people with pre-screened professional cleaners, fixers, and other professionals. Within three years of its founding, however, the company already faced lawsuits for allegedly underpaying workers and making them pay severe fees for minor transgressions.
To counter poor labor practices, gig workers and entrepreneurs are now taking matters into their own hands by launching their own digital platforms for various services. Called "platform cooperatives," these businesses bring the structure of traditional cooperatives, including worker ownership and governance, to the digital world.
Acorn is promoting social enterprise by providing free crowdfunding for any legal project in any country. It's a huge and growing market in the West and a completely untapped market in developing countries.
Versão do Ulule para o Brasil