At GiftStarter, we think gifts are great—but what we love is giving! Giving is an experience. It’s about showing love and appreciation to the people we care about most. It’s about lifting them up, making them smile, and reminding them that they’re an important and valuable part of their community. And giving a gift the right way, means that
Hey, GiftStarter fans! My name is Melissa, and I’m a proud part of GiftStarter’s incredible community-rallying team. Each week, I get to share awesome news about all things giving here on GiftStarter’s blog. This week, though, I’m excited to share something really special to me.
I’ve used GiftStarter to give amazing gifts before, but I’d never been a recipient until this past April when dozens of my friends and family pitched in on a campaign my best friend Danielle started for me. Together, my friends got me a $500 Visa gift card to help me afford a trip to Texas to come see them for my 30th birthday. It was funded in no time! Best 30th birthday gift, ever.
How GiftStarter helped my friends give me the best 30th birthday gift:
Everyone knows someone whose lawn is impeccable and who hosts the best backyard cookouts. Today, we have something awesome in store for them – we’ve searched and researched to put this list together for you. Here are the six best backyard gifts that are a surefire way to say “thank you” for all those awesome patio hangouts they’ll be inviting you to this summer!
Need some inspiration for your next big giving experience? Over the last few years, we’ve learned that the most memorable gifts are the ones that combine thoughtfulness, ingenuity, and great timing. Recently, we spent some time reflecting on the best gifts we’ve ever gotten, which led us to get curious about some of the best gifts you’ve ever gotten. Check
Get ready for one of the most uplifting, best crowdfunding stories about a community that came together to show love and support to a special superhero. This is GiftStarter’s best crowdfunding story of 2016.
Meet Superman Sammy!
Back in December, we celebrated 5 of our favorite friend funding campaigns. These were stories of people whose friends and family had come together to give them unforgettable gifts—stories that have continued to inspire us to stay generous, and stay grateful for the people in our communities. Now, it’s time to take another look back
It’s easy to perform a Google or Pinterest search for amazing Mother’s Day gifts, and find idea after idea after idea. Still, even with all those well-intentioned ideas, it’s difficult to pin down a gift you’re confident will make Mom feel loved and appreciated. This year, we’ve done the work of asking moms themselves what
We’ve curated a list of 10 great escapes you can gift someone special – a list for the gift giver in 2016. Not all gifts come in bags or boxes wrapped with shiny paper and a pretty bow—some of the best, most unforgettable gifts come in the form of experiences! If there’s someone in your
It’s 2016, and bachelor and bachelorette parties have gone through quite a few evolutions in the past few years. Firefighters with velcro, break-away pants and a boombox aren’t every bachelorette’s cup of tea, and not every bachelor would consider a 2 A.M. bar crawl a good time. If you want to be sure you’re throwing your friend
GiftStarter is the only crowdfunding platform online with a focus on the giving experience. That’s because we’re about so much more than collecting funds: we’re about helping Givers use the act of giving to inspire and encourage their communities.
Many of our Givers with young children are interested in learning how to instill their passion for giving in their kids as well. We get it! With several members of the GiftStarter team being both passionate Givers and parents themselves, we’re always on the lookout for clever ways to teach our kids about being generous, and why it matters.
So, what can you do to help create Givers out of your kids?