A Closer Look at GiftStarter’s Handmade Group Cards

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

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7 Tips for an Amazing Bachelor or Bachelorette Party

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

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5 Tips for Teaching Your Child Generosity

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?

teaching your child generosity

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7 Fundraising Ideas for School Clubs That Actually Work

Down with boring bake sales! Just say, “No!” to hawking magazine subscriptions door-to-door. Your school club needs some fundraising ideas that get everyone excited, and that actually work. Here are 7 tried-and-true fundraising ideas that work, are easy, entertaining, and will encourage participation from your whole school, every time. 7 Fundraising Ideas That Work 1. Kidnap the Teacher

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The Origin of Mother’s Day and Why We Give

Maybe you’ve heard this before: “Mother’s Day—it’s just a meaningless, corporate holiday. Why celebrate it? We should show love to our mothers everyday!” Well, the cynics may have one thing right: we absolutely should show our hardworking, adoring mothers our appreciation for them every day of the year. But is Mother’s Day really nothing but a “corporate holiday” invented

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8 Gifts to NEVER Give Mom on Mother’s Day

When it comes to finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, we know what you’re thinking: “It’s the thought that counts.” Right? Of course it is! Well—unless that Mother’s Day gift is one of these 8 gift-flops that are likely to leave Mom feeling more awkward than appreciated. No worries, though: we’re here to help you

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Bottoms Up! GiftStarter’s Top 10 Beer Gifts

The snow is melting, the rain is pouring, and with the arrival of Spring, the shamrocks are sprouting. St. Patrick’s Day is here! Unfortunately, we still haven’t quite figured out how to create GiftStarter campaigns for rainbows or pots of gold, but we have an amazing team of engineers, so we’ll work on that. Meanwhile, here are some great gift

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3 Steps to a Better Baby Shower with GiftStarter

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If you’ve been to a baby shower, hosted one, or had one hosted in your honor, you know that baby showers are an imperfect art. The goal of a baby shower is for friends and family to come together and “shower” the soon-to-be parents with love and support by giving gifts that the new parents need for baby. Unfortunately, baby shower attendees can’t typically afford to give the gifts they truly want to give the new parents – gifts they know the new parents need, like a crib, stroller, or carseat.

GiftStarter has solved that problem. With GiftStarter, friends and family can easily break the most important, needed bigger-ticket baby items into small, affordable “pieces,” allowing everyone to pitch in and get the new parents the items they will need the most.

That’s right: GiftStarter is totally redefining the baby shower.

baby shower with GiftStarter

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5 People to Group Gift Today

At GiftStarter, our number one core value is: “Always choose joy.” It’s an easy core value to uphold, because joy is what we’re in the business of. Gifts make people happy, sure – but gifts given by a group of people show how loved and supported the recipient is by the entire community. Naturally, we

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500 Startups Batch 14 Demo Day! (Sneak Peak)

Hello there! Melissa from GiftStarter here. We’re excited to share the photos from our amazing time at Batch 14’s Demo Day for 500 Startups this past Friday, October 30th, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This was an event of epic proportions. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a couple of shots from my perspective.

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