Meet Superman Sammy! A GiftStarter Community Story

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.

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Sammy and his friend, GiftStarter’s own Adam Brodner!

Meet Superman Sammy!

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5 Best Friend Funding Campaigns in 2016

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

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Moms Tell Us What They REALLY Want for Mother’s Day 2016

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

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5 Gifts For The Spring Cleaning Fanatic

We all know someone who transforms into Mr. or Ms. Clean every Spring. There’s no way you can talk them out of Spring cleaning, but there may be a way you can help by giving your meticulous friend the perfect gift.  Give them one less thing to worry about. Roomba® 650 Vacuum The iRobot® Roomba®

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6 Tips For Getting Your Campaign Fully Funded—Every Time

GiftStarter is committed to making your dreams as a Giver come true. But sometimes, as a Giver, worrying about getting your Campaign fully funded can be a little scary. Don’t forget: GiftStarter is the only crowdfunding platform that gathers up all the funds that you have collected, and sends the recipient the gift credit with a gift card for that amount, rather than leaving anyone empty-handed.

But an incomplete Campaign? Nope!
That’s not what you came here for.

You came here because you had an amazing gift in mind, and you knew GiftStarter was the platform that could help you make that giving experience a reality.

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Combine our passion for community, your tenacity as a Giver, and these 6 tried-and-true tips for Getting Your Campaign Fully Funded.

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8 Ways to Treat Yo ‘Self if You’re Single on Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re single or taken, Valentine’s Day is soon approaching. Valentine’s Day can be rough for singles who haven’t yet uncovered the truth: love doesn’t need two people to make it come alive. That’s why, in the spirit of singledom and Valentine’s Day—and in the spirit of Tom and Donna from Parks and Rec—GiftStarter is

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5 Tricks for Habit Forming: What Startups Can Teach You About Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

The holiday buzz has subsided, and you’re stuck feeling frumpier and dumpier than ever. Whether your slump came from weeks of over-eating, or over-lounging, you know that something needs to change about your habits and lifestyle, and that the new year is a perfect time to set some goals and turn over a new leaf.  If you’re wondering how you can better prepare yourself to keep those New Year’s resolutions this time around, startup companies and their founders are an amazing resource for insight. At GiftStarter, we’re always working on bettering ourselves and our company. Suffice it to say, startups know a few things about starting and maintaining new habits, and traveling the road to success!

5 Tricks for Habit Forming: What Startups Can Teach You About Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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“I Didn’t Think Anyone Would Pitch In.”

To the rest of the world, Eric Chao’s new Tuft and Needle full-sized mattress probably just looks like an ordinary bed, but to Eric, it’s a heartfelt reminder of how important he is to his friends and family because they did in fact, pitch in.  When we first met him as he had just started

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GiftStarter is the 7th fastest growing company in 500 Startups Batch 14

Exciting news! Mattermark – a company specializing in business data collection and analysis –  has named GiftStarter the 7th fastest growing company out of 34 companies in 500 Startups Batch 14. Mattermark’s list of the top 10 fastest growing companies from Batch 14 was determined by their unique formula which takes into account various aspects

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Founder, Mom, and a Tech Accelerator

Founder, Mom, and a Tech Accelerator GiftStarter co-founder, Christie recently wrote a great piece on Medium titled, How to treat a mom in a tech accelerator, that’s gotten a bit of reads lately.  She writes about being a founder, mom, a working woman, and a wife. What’s it like?  Often we forget that most of us

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